As well as choosing a carrier, plan and minimum contract period you then have to trawl through the barrage of handsets until you find something you like.Most buyers will probably end up choosing between the Android operating system and an i Phone, running i OS. In this editorial I’ll put the i Phone argument forward and explain why I think Apple’s plan is better than Google’s. I’ve had enough terrible mobile phones in the past to understand the value of a smooth and responsive UI, and this is guaranteed with the i Phone.This controversial Tech Crunch article claimed: “It’s still not as smooth as it should be.For the most part, ICS fixes many of Android’s performance issues, but there are plenty of times that you’ll still see stutters here and there.” Let’s not forget the multi-touch issues and rotation lag that has plagued the device as well, making some apps and games unusable.The dazzling array of phones sporting the Android operating system is enough to confuse many people considering a purchase, especially your average consumer.
Even if you managed to pick up an ageing 3GS you’d still be pleasantly surprised as the OS glides through most tasks the way you’d expect.Apple’s response is a one-size-fits-all device, released every 12 months or so.Google even acknowledged Android’s lag issues before Christmas, and whilst Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge improvement not every brand new Android phone in the shop will be running it.So why, when manufacturers continue to pile on the power, is Android still stuttering through some pretty basic tasks?Aside from the release date, choosing between these phones is bound to confuse your average consumer.
The names become even more obscure (see Android Phone Name Generator for a humorous take on the situation) with only letters, words like “Droid” or “Galaxy” and screen size to tell the models apart.