Android OS Inferior To iOS Claims Apple Chief


It’s hardly surprising to hear that Apple don’t think much of the Android operating system, after all it is pretty much the only competing operating system around and is outselling the iPhone. But an Apple exec has come out and put some meat on the bones as to the reasons why Android is inferior.

Android-v-iosBut just before rival Samsung launch their latest Android powered Galaxy S smartphone, Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller has been bashing his rival claiming, that, “When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with. They don’t work seamlessly together.”

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, he said that according to Apple’s data, during Q4 2012, four times as many Android phone users turned to the iPhone as opposed to iPhone users defecting to Android. And he claimed that Android just, “isn’t as good as an iPhone.”

Schiller puts his reasoning down to the fact that Android is a fragmented system, rather than iOS which is an operating system designed by the hardware manufacturer, the Android OS has to bring different elements together from different providers.

Samsung are about to launch their new flagship product, the Galaxy S4 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The phone will be equipped with the latest Android 4.2.1 operating system s well as features such as eye tracking.

And even though Schiller is being bullish, Gartner analyst Van Baker also speaking to the WSJ said, “There’s going to be an incredible amount of pressure on Apple once the Galaxy S4 is out,” he said. “The Galaxy S3 is already a very strong offering, and the S4 will obviously offer more things that appeal to users.”

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