Top 5 Reasons Android is Better Than iPhone

The #1 Reason “Carrier Choice” is a little out of date, as he still has AT&T as the only iPhone carrier, but 2-5 are some really good points for Android.

8 Responses to Top 5 Reasons Android is Better Than iPhone
  1. Ed Maloney
    January 17, 2011 | 8:41 am

    I can’t say that’s been my experience. My 3 year old iPod Touch is better in every way compared to my brand new Archos 5 w/Android. The Archos seems to ‘almost’ work in many categories. While there may be fewer choices with Apple I find that everything works very well and that the choices tend to be higher quality than the typical Android Marketplace applications. I’m sure future versions of Android will be much better but for now I give Apple the edge.

  2. Bob Balfe
    January 17, 2011 | 8:48 am

    He missed but eluded to what I consider the #1 reason and that is you don’t need a Mac to develop applications for the Android. Basically anyone with a computer can develop for Android. That, however, may result in just a bunch of crappy applications but what it does allow are kids and students to start “playing” with mobile applications for free at an early age.

    • Bob Balfe
      January 17, 2011 | 8:49 am

      Oh yes, and let me add. I love my iPhone! I think its truly one of the best phones ever but I see Android gaining in all areas.

    • Mark t Hughes
      January 17, 2011 | 11:16 am

      You can develop for an iPhone on a pc, you just need to write html5 apps instead of native. You can still use gps, you can still use it offline – plus you don’t have to wait for approval to make a change.

      But i do wish you could do a few more things like background an app, and control a few more native elements.

  3. Craig Wiseman
    January 17, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    Excellent! To be honest, #5 was enough for me.

    I’m really enjoying my Droid X. Found an excellent app for every need I’ve had, virtually all free.

    “You get to do what YOU want with YOUR phone”

  4. Chris Reckling
    January 17, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    Ironically, perhaps, I cannot read this post on my iPad. Must be flash in there somewhere….

  5. Michael Brown
    January 17, 2011 | 9:40 pm

    #1 reason, carrier choice, is also specific to the U.S. only, and there is a whole other world out there, believe it or not.

    Most if not all other countries have the iPhone on all the major carriers.

    One seldom-mentioned plus for the iPhone 4 is that it’s currently the only phone that’s quad band for 3G: it has the 850, 800, 1900 and 2100 3G spectrums for 3G and for GSM. Once again, that may be more important in some counties than in others. (It’s *very* important where I live!)

  6. Michael Brown
    January 17, 2011 | 9:41 pm

    Correction: it has the 900 MHz rather than 800 as one if its four frequencies.