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Is iOS better than Android?

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Started: 6/6/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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I think that iPhones are better than Samsung phones but would like to debate that with smoebody.


Android is available on many different devices, which can come in many different sizes, price points, and from many different companies. iOS is only available on iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Also, Android is much more customizable.
Debate Round No. 1


According to research done by (, there are several reasons that iOS is superior to Android.

1. Since Android is available on many different types of phones, this can slow down the production of system updates since the update needs to be accommodating to all different types of phones. These late system updates can cause security risks in Androids by giving malware designers more time to develop a virus for old, outdated software.

2. iOS is generally more secure and is less susceptible to malware, with only 0.7% of mobile malware written for iOS devices. Additionally, Apple has an extreme user privacy policy, going to the extent of refusing to hack into an iPhone for the government.

3. On average, App Store apps are generally higher in quality than Google Play apps. While Google Play does possess a wider variety of apps available, there are more plagiarized, low-quality, or potentially harmful apps on Google Play when compared to the App Store. Additionally, user ratings for apps have a higher average on the App Store than on Google Play.


First off, Google has its own line of devices, the Nexus devices, which get every Android update before all the other Android devices. Google recently released a successor to the Nexus, the Pixel. These two devices are Google's competitors to both iOS and macOS devices, as the Pixel has 3 forms; a phone (Android), tablet (Android), and laptop (which ran on Chrome OS and was recently discontinued, but Google still owns Chromebooks manufactured by other companies, as they run on Chrome OS).

Second, iOS gets new features like third party keyboards or camera modes like panorama and slow motion that have been available on Android for 3-4 years before. Also, the option to add widgets on Android can be pretty helpful.

Third, on Android, it is possible to install an antivirus to increase security. Samsung's TouchWiz UI, which is only available on Samsung devices, comes with it's own built in antivirus. Also, it is safe to install any app on Android as long as it is installed from the Play Store or Amazon Store.
Debate Round No. 2


While the fact that Google may have its own line of devices that are no doubt high-quality, this does not change the fact that there are still several companies that sell devices that run Android. Because these companies are all different and all located at different places around the globe, this means that an Android system update on a Pixel, the update might be released a week later on a Galaxy 7 phone. One week is all the time that it takes for a dedicated programmer to analyze the update and find and exploit a security flaw to create a virus out of this flaw, and release this virus onto Galaxy 7 phones, which could cost billions of damage done by this malware.

While antivirus may exist on Android to be downloaded and utilized, there are always flaws. Given enough time, a programmer will eventually be able to create malware that has the ability to bypass all mainstream antivirus programs and, once again, potentially cause billions of dollars in damage. At the same time, while virtually no antivirus software is available for iOS, it is because there is simply no need for it. As shown by (, there are practically no real iPhone viruses created to harm the device, and most that actually do exist target jailbroken devices.
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