Join the great debate on whether Android or iOS is right for you

We need to ask you something, and we want you to be totally honest with us. It might be awkward between us after this, but we have to know how you feel…

Are you ready?

…do you prefer Android or iOS?

These 5 simple words might seem harmless enough, but they’ve been known to tear lifelong friendships and whole empires apart (so we’ve heard). And, while it seems everyone from your brother to your best friend’s cousin’s uncle is an expert on the better operating system, how do you know which one is right for you?

We don’t mean to brag, but at Reboot Solutions, we can navigate our way around both an Android and an iOS with our eyes closed. So, if there’s anyone who knows what’s what when it comes to the different platforms, it’s us.

If you’re in the market for a different smartphone to the one you’re currently using, a bit of research goes a long way. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you. Below are the 5 main pros and cons of each operating system, so you can be well equipped to decide which one suits your needs and lifestyle.

Pros and cons of Android and iOS

• PRICE: The price seems to get ridiculously more expensive with each iPhone launch. For Android, the price of a new release stays more or less the same as the previous model.

• SECURITY + PRIVACY: Apple phones are pretty damn secure, while Google is after your data to make money. Furthermore, Google is more vulnerable to malware.

• APPS: iOS has a much larger app library than Android. Most apps are built for iPhone, and then a few months later (if you’re lucky), another version becomes available on Android.

• CUSTOMISATION: There’s limited customisation options on an iPhone (read: none, unless jailbroken.) On the other hand, you can customise just about anything on your Android, including your keyboard and the home screen.

• SOFTWARE UPGRADES: iOS users will receive software upgrades more frequently, and they will be generally available to all devices. For Android, it’s the phone manufacturers who decide whether and when to offer software updates.

The bottom line: choosing between Android and iOS

It’s important to keep in mind that with any new platform, it may take a bit of getting used to – but that’s half the fun! You might also have to purchase apps again, and buy whole new accessories that are compatible with your new device.

So, which operating system should you choose? Unfortunately, we can’t make that choice for you (but if you need help configuring it, we know a guy!) What we can recommend is to find a mate with a different OS to you so you can have a bit of a play around before you commit to anything.

Own an iPhone or Android that’s not performing the way it should? Before you migrate to its competitor, ask Reboot Solutions to troubleshoot it for you. We’ve got the experience and the know-how to restore your phone the way it should be – call us on 0401 092 197!