Smartphones have become such an important part of our lives that they’ve become more than accessories. In fact, many people sleep with their smartphones, and nobody likes to hear about someone insulting their bedmate.
iPhone is absolutely the most popular smartphone in the world, though Android is undeniably winning the market share battle. So which is better?
Here are some quotes from Business Insider to show what some tech gurus, entrepreneurs and CEOs think of iPhone and Android.
Mark Cuban, Chairman of HDNet and owner of the Dallas Mavericks
“With Android I get to choose from many different products from many different phone manufacturers. With iOS, I get what Apple gives me. Which isnt necessarily bad, but its not always the best fit for my personal or business communication needs.”
Glenn Beck, CEO of Mercury Radio Arts
“Apple might not love me, but I love Apple.”
Peter Rojas, co-founder of gdgt, co-founder of Engadget and Gizmodo
“I think both platforms are great — I use both every single day — but for my primary phone I use a Galaxy Nexus. Why? Because while iOS might be more elegant, easy-to-use, and have a better overall selection of apps, Android does a better job at the things I care about most, like Gmail and Google Voice, plus I can install aftermarket keyboards like SwiftKey which have greatly improved my typing speed. Ultimately each person has their own mix of what’s important to them, and what’s great about the gadget space now is that we have so much choice and we can all find what’s right for us (this is why we started gdgt, actually).”
Ben Lerer, co-founder of Thrillist, JackThreads, Lerer Ventures
“I’m personally long on both iPhone and Android. I think the visual capabilities of the iphone, the awesomeness of the iTunes product and Apple’s superior positioning will keep it relevant for a very long time, but the growth numbers for Android can’t be ignored. Mobile, in general, is very very very very exciting and will continue to be for the forseeable future. Long live Android AND iPhone.”
Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box.net
“I believe there’s plenty of market for each; we’re talking about an ecosystem that is going to support billions of devices, so a competitive landscape is good for consumers, developers, and the platforms alike. Apple brings a smooth elegance to its devices and platform, with the best marketplace experience to boot. Google brings a higher volume of devices as well as a more diverse ecosystem to interact with. The real story here is that Microsoft is nowhere to be seen, ending a two-decade monopoly and creating biggest opportunity for software startups probably ever.”
Brooke Hammerling, founder of BrewPR
“So I am a two device girl and will be for the foreseeable future. I see my iPhone/Blackberry Bold as a mullet – Business in the front, party in the back. While I actually need both devices for work as many of our clients have apps that are specific to the iPhone or Droid, the iPhone is just a much more entertaining device. However, as funny as the typos can be, it’s not funny when I send a seemingly inappropriate email/text to a client or colleague which happens more often than not when using my iPhone.”
Zephrin Lasker, CEO and co-founder of mobile ad company Pontiflex.
“iOS is like a carefully curated art gallery (closed, elegant and spare). Steve Jobs aimed for Apple’s products to be works of art. Apple believes (as most artists do) that it’s the creator’s job to show people what they should want.”
Alex Godin, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dispatch.io
“Two years ago I switched from the iPhone to Android. After a little while I’m back on a Sprint iPhone 4S. The simplicity and ease of use was just hard to beat. Android tries to do too many things and doesn’t do any of them well. We need both — art galleries and workshops. Both are creative, but each serves different roles. And you must support and understand both to succeed in a technology world.”
What do you think? Which is better and which are you using now? Will you change the one you are using to the other? Welcome to share your opinions.