iOS 7 is better than Android Kit Kat
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While iOS 7 may be a nice operating system, Android Kit Kat is a supior all around alternative.
KitKat works on more devices than iOS 7. Spec per spec, Kit Kat runs on more powerful phones and tablets compaired to iOS 7, and KitKat works right out of the box with a similar amount of set up as iOS 7.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat has a more open back end compaired to iOS 7 as it is linux based (compaired to iOS being based on a heavilly modified BSD/Unix Shell). This means that users can take full advantage of the additional power in devices such as Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Note 3, HTC's One M8, and Google's Nexus 5. KitKat runs on a wider variety of devices than iOS as Google lets OEM's use it for free or with minimul licenseing requirements. Because KitKat is Android, it can run on multipule types of devices and isn't limited to phones and tablets. Kit Kat can power small ARM based computers, TV set top boxes, watches, augmented reality glasses (Google Glass is powered by Android), and various home appliances such as connected dryers and refridgorators.
From a devlopment standpoint, Android uses Java over Objective C for the foundation of it's applications which can be argued either way, though how Android runs applications is supior to iOS as each application runs as a single instance much like web pages in Chrome do. This my transfer into a needing RAM, though it also means an unresponsive applications won't brick your entire phone. Android Runtime, or ART, was introduced with KitKat. ART allows applications to run more nativily on the various types of hardware and reduced RAM ussage and fragmentation while providing a smoother user experance.
You'll need to use data to back up your statements that iOS is the number one mobile operating system as well as clearify by what you mean by "switchover rate".
http://www.pfeifferreport.com...) in 2013. On iOS 7 (providing it is on a new enough device) is much, much faster with nicer transitions than any android, new or old. As well as that, although iOS does not run on any external devices like android, it does not stutter but iOS truly does feel smooth. Anyone who switches, regret it soon. I have coded Objective C and other C-based languages, they are not that hard, as I personally found it harder to code in ja
There is a slight flaw in the study you sight. Their only Android contender appears to be Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top. TouchWiz is known to be poorly optimized, and thusly, while I agree with idea of this report, their Android rating seems misguided. You argue that iOS 7 is smoother and faster with nicer transitions than Android, providing it is one a new enough device. Having a device new enough to run it smoothly does not mean that the operating system is going to run smoothly and at a satisfactory level on all devices it supports. Almost every Android device I've used has been less clucky than an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.
Every new mobile device I've used in the past year has felt buttery smooth. From the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c, the iPad Air and new Mini, the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy S4, the Nexus 7, the Nexus 5, HTC One the Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. All these devices run the latest version of iOS or Android at this point, and all of them with the exception of the Note 10.1 performed with no transition hiccups at all.
I know many people who have switched from iOS to Android and not felt any resentment or regret, myself included. As for your programming experience, Android uses Java not ja
Android isn't all about being pretty, one can get to the file system if they wish, or even root and overclock their device. Android can unlock the raw power of one's phone or tablet. Android is open, apps from any developer can be used, not just those approved by Google.
I urge you to try a Nexus 4, 5, or 7 (2013) running KitKat 4.4.2 and overcome your bias. Those devices show the try beauty of stock, unskinned, unmodified Android. Pure Google in a sense. There are things that can be done on Android that iOS devices could never dream of doing.
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