The Android operating system offers many advantages. First and foremost, it is available on many more devices. Several manufacturers of tablets and phones offer Android products from very low to very high prices, whereas iOS is restricted to the more expensive Apple product line. Android applications are also available from more than one source - you can purchase from several third party vendors, whereas iOS limits you to one store. For those who are tech savvy, Android is open platform, which allows the user to tinker about and tweak things until they are just right for them. Android is much more customizable, therefore wins the contest of the mobile operating systems.
While iOS is certainly user-friendly and boasts some strong apps exclusive to it, for many users it also contains horrible weaknesses. First, because all apps must run through the app store and be approved by Apple, it limits the entry of innovative ideas that Apple does not approve of for whatever reason. Second, for those who work with many files across multiple apps, the file management system is poor. With iOS on iPad, for example, it is not possible to simply connect it to a computer and drag and drop files to memory. It all must go through iTunes, and may only go to a compatible app. Also, it is not possible to work with one file in multiple programs because each app will have a separate iteration of the same file.
No, iOS is not worse than the Android operating system. Many sources say Android and iOS-based devices are comparable in performance and functionality, though, in devices that come straight from the manufacturer, Android slightly edges out iOS in user customization. However, any iOS device is easily jailbroken, this is a process that allows the end user to reach the root folders of their devices. Once an iDevice is jailbroken, it is just as customizable as the Android platform devices.
Although iOS supporters vehemently argue that their favorite product is better, Android supporters will do the same. The truth is that there is no right or wrong answer since it all boils down to a person's personal preference. The system that takes care of your needs most efficiently is the best for you, but may not be the best for everyone.