Apple vs. Android
Are you an Apple or Android? Well today it seems like Apple’s products are the best that’s out there; whether it’s an iPod, MacBook, a smartphone or tablet. According to the class survey 100% of the class own an Apple product, and 58% own 2 or more. Apple products are notorious for being at the front of popular trends. For numerous reasons Apple products drive people to wait in lines for days before an upcoming launch or stay up late to be among the first to pre-order for the latest and greatest devise or mac.
Apple and Android are the two highest selling products, have fast processing, and are very sleek. Apple Inc. is worth approximately $560 billion dollars. Android, owned by Google, is worth approximately $186 billion dollars. Apple Inc. is a well-known American multinational corporation that focusing on designing and then marketing consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Apple Inc. was established on 1st April 1976 in Cupertino, California. The company was founded by the key persons in Apple Inc. history, Steven Paul Jobs (Steve Jobs) and Stephen Wozniak (Steve Wozniak) and Ronald Wayne.
Similarities of Apple and Android products are basic. They are both two fast developing systems. They both produce phones, tablets, and run their own internets. They are the two highest products sold in the world. They also have the highest rated and updated software.
Apple has closed software, and runs their own product internet, Safari. 27% of U.S. owners alone own an Apple smart phone. The Apple iPad’s beat Android tablets by a 66% to 26% vote. People used more IOS than Android products by a vote of 58% to 31%. 45% of U.S. owns an iPhone. Apple blows away Android by 90% of revenue going to Apple products and sales.
Android is owned by Google. They have an open source purchased by Google. Android has over-taken Apple in app sales, since January of 2008, out of over 12,000 people. Over 80% preferred Android operating systems over Apple. 43% of the U.S. own Android products. Gingerbread, owner of Google, owns Android.
Another big difference between Apple and Android is the level of security you can expect from viruses and other unwanted intrusions. Because the vast majority of the world's computers run Microsoft Windows, most attacks focus on PCs. Malware like Trojans, which trick users into installing them by pretending to be something desirable, like antivirus programs, and botnets, which quietly enlist computers into an army of zombie machines designed to distribute spam or advertise fraud, are now common threats to PCs, but rarely harm Apple. This doesn't mean that Mac users should completely ignore security. Recently, a Trojan known variously as Mac Protector, Mac Defender and MacGuard has been showing up on Apple machines. A window claiming to be the "Apple Security Center" pops up and indicates that it has found viruses on the computer. It then prompts the user to download Mac Protector, a cleverly disguised piece of software intended to steal your credit card information. As Macs become more popular and begin to claim a larger market share, these threats will inevitably increase. However, as one observer puts it, "a Mac owner who runs no security software is vastly less likely to be the victim of a successful attack than a Windows user who's protected up to his eyeballs" [source: McCracken].
One of the most frequently cited differences between Apple and Android is price. Few Mac products sell for less than $1,000, while there are dozens of Android models that fall within that price range. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that Macs are more expensive than PCs with similar specifications. Rather, in general, Apple has chosen to build its Mac line around higher-end computers with better and more costly components. The problem with comparing prices between Macs and PCs is that the computers are rarely comparable. Even if you did find two computers with the...