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If you about to buy a smartphone and looking for some suggestions, here we present you some reasons to prefer the Android powered ones to the iPhone. Both the Android and iOS are complete different platforms. The iOS is a locked down and restricted one while the Android offers choice, flexibility and freedom. Here are the opinions that we give in order to prefer Android phones.
Freedom to run any app
iOS is commonly referred to a walled garden. It has a strong control on the activities that can be done on the device. This control is quite different from the one than is imposed on the app store. No other apps can be run on their phone except for the iOS ones.
Here is an example for this. Apple banned the Google Voice from the AppStore claiming that is has many features of the iPhone itself but Microsoft was generous enough to let iTunes on the computers without telling that it is a competitor for Windows Media Player. After the involvement of the US government, the Google Voice is available on iPhone.
More choice on hardware
Henry Ford has said once that a customer can have a car of any color provided it is black. The same approach is followed by Apple when it comes to the hardware choice. The display size of iPhone is always 3.5 inches while that of Android varies from 2.8 inches to 4.65 inches. The reason for the larger screen size of Android is already discussed in Reason: iPhone is smaller than Android smartphones.
Moreover, if you are looking for cheap smartphones, then probably the Android devices will be of help. The older models of Apple phones were available for a $0 contract in selected regions but the cheap ones will not be available without contract.
If you desire 4G speeds, the Android phones are needed. The Android phones are also available with physical keyboards and 3D displays. They can also be gaming or multimedia oriented.
Escape the Apple censorship
Apple has the rights to censor the content on your iPhone. The company has banned a game story that focuses on labor practices at the smartphone manufacturing factories. A similar game will never be blocked on the Android Market and even if it is you can still download it from the developer.
The Android has several other advantages than the ones mentioned. It does not require iTunes, it has Google Navigation and Wallet. The platform also has problems and this way Apple has made certain things convenient for its consumers.