While Apple may have a rep as the brand users would walk across broken glass for, Android users actually have a higher rate of loyalty, according to a new report. The study from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that 91% of Android owners remain loyal to that mobile OS, compared with 86% of iOS users. The data was collected as part of quarterly surveys of 500 … [Read more...] about iOS vs. Android: When it comes to brand loyalty, Android wins
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Last week Flurry Analytics released a report on iOS vs. Android titled "App Developers Signal Apple Allegiance Ahead of WWDC and Google I/O". The report has been widely circulated around the internet, and generally accepted as factual with little or no critical review. A ZDNet investigation shows that the report's math is flawed and its charts are misleading, thus throwing … [Read more...] about Flurry report on iOS vs. Android allegiance called into question
iOS might not be the magnet for malware that Android has become, but that doesn't make it inherently more secure than the Google OS in the enterprise. Apple CEO Tim Cook has poked fun at Google for Android's fragmentation turning devices into a "toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities" , but in a new report from Marble Security, the company contends that "neither iOS nor Android is … [Read more...] about iOS vs Android: Which is more of a security threat for the enterprise?
It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android. But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech delves deep inside the human brain, to explain how something as simple as a smartphone operating system can trigger a prehistoric response in our stone-age psyche. … [Read more...] about iOS vs. Android: The psychology that fuels the phone wars (video)
When the iPhone arrived six years ago, it was the hot commodity. It didn't take long for Apple's sleek, powerful smartphone to dominate the mobile phone market -- and one of its greatest draws was a rapidly growing software marketplace, curated and quality controlled, bringing extraordinarily useful features to what was essentially a pocket-size computer.However, competitors … [Read more...] about iOS vs Android: The game dev edition
The iPhone and Google Android devices had a few years to refine their user interface and features, which gave them plenty of time to get ahead of Microsoft's ailing Windows Mobile OS. But in a swift turn of events, Microsoft came up with a totally new user interface for the Windows Phone 7 OS, which will arrive on multiple phones November 8.Slideshow: Windows Phone 7: Images, … [Read more...] about Windows Phone 7 Vs. IOS Vs. Android
Right now the mobile operating system wars have only two main combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Slideshow: David vs. Goliath: 15 Potential Tech Shake-UpsIOS is well-known as the platform Apple uses for its ever-popular iPhone and iPad devices. Android appears on a huge range of devices from different vendors, ranging from Motorola's Droid series to Samsung's Galaxy … [Read more...] about Tech Arguments: IOS Vs. Android Vs. BlackBerry OS Vs. Windows Phone
With millions of new iOS and Android devices pouring into the enterprise every quarter, it's important to know just how much risk these devices bring — and if one mobile operating system has an edge over another when it comes to securing enterprise applications and data.When just looking at malware trends, the easy assumption may be that iOS is the safer platform. A US … [Read more...] about iOS vs. Android: Which is more secure?
I recently read two blogs that have themes I want to explore with TechRepublic readers. The first was by a TechCrunch blogger who proposed that iPhone on Verizon has stopped forward momentum for Android, and that the iPhone 5 may reverse Android's climb. The second was by ZDNet blogger James Kendrick who suggested that Android tablets just don't have what it takes to compete … [Read more...] about iOS vs. Android race is too close to call
Will an iPhone make you more productive than an Android phone, or vice versa? The two platforms are ultimately pretty similar, with most apps available for both iOS — the operating system that powers iPhones — and Android. But there are also some real differences in terms of security, hardware, cost and software features. If you’re looking for a new mobile … [Read more...] about iOS vs. Android: Which is Better for Business?