Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:18 UTC, submitted by Oren
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless With WebOS out of the picture and the Blackberry Playbook as good as gone as well, we really only have iOS and Android left until Windows 8 comes out. I’ve finally gotten around to getting an Android device myself and spent the last week trying to see if my theoretical knowledge of the system and what I remember from the last Android device I had (which ran 1.6, viewed as ancient in Android land) fits reality. Read on for a full tear down and comparison on the two OSes.
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Very good article
by wocowboy on Thu 1st Dec 2011 10:29 UTC
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Very interesting, well-written, and well thought-out article. It reinforces what I have always felt about both OS's, as I have used both and know what each is capable of, and from the previous comments on this site, it confirms every one of my theories.

If you are someone that likes to tinker with absolutely EVERY aspect of an OS and/or device, to make it absolutely YOURS in every possible way, then Android is for you. This implies that you are capable and knowledgable enough to do the tinkering, find the special apps that allow you to do it, and have the ability to root/jailbreak your device to make it what you want it to be. All perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

But if you are a person that only cares to tinker with some basic settings, prefer your devices to "just work", and are happy not delving deep down into things, than iOS is your best option. Again perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

Most of the readers/users on this site belong to the former category, myself included, but I use an iPhone because I am addicted to the smoothness, integration with my other Macs and iDevices, and the entire Apple "experience". I have no problem with others that do things differently. To each his own.

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