When it comes to smartphones it seems these days that there are only two brands: the iPhone and the Android phones. With the increasing popularity of do-it-all phones these two brands have been competing for some time. While the Android phones have made a splash in the market, they are still failing to establish the same reputation that the iPhone has. But with technology that is supposed to be more advanced, why is this happening?
Just like professional poker tables have a reputation to uphold so does the android technology. But with these phones there is not the kind of supervision over the products that are made the way there is with the iPhone. Android, which allows most anyone to use their technology for their phones, is creating phones that work with varying results. When the phone works well it’s a plus for the brand. When it doesn’t it sets itself below Apple.
The other issue is the ease of use. While the Android is not impossible to use, it’s slightly more complicated than the iPhone. While the open source technology allows users to be much more hands on in seeking out improvements to the brand, it is slightly counterproductive to the real want of cell phone users: to be able to their phone with ease. The extreme ease that the iPhone operates is one of the reasons for their popularity.
The Android and the iPhone will continue to be the most competitive race in the smartphone industry. Their need to win a greater market share will do good things for their consumers. Improvements to great phones are will continue.