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Android vs iPhone – battle of the smartphones

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iPhone (left) vs Android (Google Nexus One,

Perhaps this would be more accurately described as battle of the super-companies; the fight has extended to Apple’s iPhone and iPad, also Google’s Android operating system runs on a number of different manufacturers’ phones.

Recent market surveys have indicated that Android phones are outselling iPhones in the US this year.

Apple released the first version of the iPhone in June 2007 and it has come a long way since then. The iPhone has had a very public development as Apple improved it and upgraded it according to users’ wishes.

Meanwhile, Google were quietly working in the background on their Android operating system, with a number of other companies (the Open Handset Alliance). The first phone to run the Android operating system was the HTC Dream (also marketed as the G1), released on 22 October 2008.

Recently, Android phone sales have overtaken both the iPhone and Blackberry. The reason for this is undoubtably due to the open source nature of the operating system, therefore the ease of which other companies can develop it, adapt it and use it on their own smartphones.

This is turn has produced a wide variety of Android phones available at a range of prices, from manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG in the UK.

So iPhone vs Android – each will always have their advocates but the competition between Apple and the rest of the world can only be good for us users as each company struggles to produce the best device.

Click.Connect.Discover is the digital inclusion campaign from the Communities 2.0 project, run by the Wales Co-operative Centre for the Welsh Assembly. For more information , visit


Written by C Kenzie

September 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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