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I phone platform vs. android platform

  1. 1. ©2011 by EliNext GroupiPhone Platform vs. Android Platform: 10Secrets You Need To KnowMobile development is a recent trend in softwaredevelopment that focuses on production of applications formobile devices. The two platforms - Android and iOS - putin the title of the article seem the most promising formobile app development.Android is an operating system for mobile devicessuch as smartphones and tablet computers basedon Linux. It is developed by the Open HandsetAlliance led by Google. Primary programminglanguage for development is Java. Android firstappeared in 2007.Android’s Secrets1. McAfee’s Q3 report, published recently, notes that Androidmalware was the fastest-growing in the quarter, increasing by some37 percent.2. Very unstable on low-end devices. Often hangs and crashes.High-end devices also tend to freeze unexpectedly.3. Inconsistent design among apps. Android Market goes for recordnumbers of apps and is rather too liberal in relation to the quality.4. Platform updates come from phone manufacturers and not fromGoogle. This way there are few if any platform updates for
  2. 2. ©2011 by EliNext Groupandroid-based devices.5. Android is still at the start on the road of power consumptionoptimization. Get used to charging your smartphone every night.iOS Platform OverviewiOS (formerly known as iPhone OS) is Apple’s mobile operatingsystem for mobile devices. The version history of Apple iOS(formerly iPhone OS) began with the release of the iPhone on June29, 2007. Originally developed for the iPhone, it has since beenextended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touchand iPad. As of October 4, 2011, Apples iTunes App Storecontains more than 500,000 iOS applications.iOS ArchitectureImplementation of iOS technology for software development§ canbe viewed as set of layers. The lower layers are fundamentalservices and technologies on which are all applications rely. Thehigher-level frameworks are there to provide object-orientedabstractions for lower-level constructs.iOS’s Secrets1. Memory is non-expandable. You can’t plug in an SD card oranother external memory card equivalent. The price for high-volume phones significantly exceeds the price for flash memory ofthe same size.2. Non-detachable battery. Apple does not allow users to removebattery or have an extra one.
  3. 3. ©2011 by EliNext Group3. As of December 2011, iPhone still has no support for 4Gconnection protocol.4. No file transfer over Bluetooth or USB Mass Storage mode.True, you can play music on your car audio via Bluetooth, but youcan upload anything.5. The main disadvantage for developers is that new apps get oftenrejected by the App Store. It is way easier to get published in otherapp stores.
  4. 4. ©2011 by EliNext GroupELINEXT GROUPWebsite: http://www.elinext.comEmail: info@elinext.comBlog: http://software-topics.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/elinextTwitter: https://twitter.com/elinextDelicious: http://delicious.com/elinextgroupIreland officeMarina House, Adelphi QuayWaterford, Republic of IrelandPhone: +353 (51) 347 477Belarus Development Center155b Bogdanovich St.220040 Minsk, BelarusPhone: +375 (17) 237 53 65Vietnam Development Center37A Phan Xich Long St.Ward 3, Phu Nhuan DistrictHo Chi Minh City, VietnamPhone: +84 (8) 3995 6849Suggested citation: EliNext Group.2011.“iPhone Platform vs. Android Platform: 10 Secrets You Need ToKnow”<http://www.elinext.com/iphone-android-platform-secrets>