Apple vs Android?

Shaynus's picture

Susan, I work for a large app development firm that does major apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7. Our developers hands down prefer iOS, and this is one of the big reasons to go with it. It has the best consistency and compatibility. Especially after iPhone 5 and iOS 6 come out this week, it will beat all other experiences on any device.

Jay's picture

As someone who was responsible for supporting mobile devices at my office, I have to admit that iOS devices are easiest to support from a technical point of view.  I prefer Android myself, but when it comes to developing or troubleshooting or maintaining devices, the last thing you want to deal with is 50 shades of Android.  Stick with one standardized platform.

That being said, I'll probably switch my phone out for an Windows 8 device when it's time to do so at the end of next year.  I think that Windows Phone could make a comeback at RIM and Android's expense (if OS fragmentation is still an issue, which I fully expect to get worse, not better).

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