Posted by: Vortex on Jan 06, 2012
To start off, I always have been interested in technology, I even fantasized about carrying around a very loud speaker in my pocket and being able to throw a party with the thing, at that time I was only 10 years old. We have such things today, although not entirely what I fantasized about, but almost.
Why is this relevant? Well, to be honest, it shows you sort of who I am, I love technology and I always aim to be able to do something with technology that the next person cannot do.
So, why do I prefer Android?
Well, my first reason would be; Because that is who I am, I love geeky stuff, android is very geeky and that settles it.
What do you mean geeky?
Well, Android is an open source operating system, which allows you to toy a bit more with the user interface, you can even be able to overclock your CPU, load Linux desktop operating systems etc. on it, heck if you root it, you can even load Ubuntu on it straight from the Android Market. Awesome, right?
I am not an IT at all, I cannot do coding, so usually that means I am stuck with what I buy, but thanks to XDA Developers Forum www.xda-developers.com/ I am able to do all of that with my Huawei Ideos S7 Slim tablet, which I got for R99 a month at MTN. All I did is download the root application from XDA developers and I was set for some seriously geeky stuff.
My second reason would be; Apps
I mean, come on, who doesn't love apps?
OK, so the Android Market doesn't have 500 000+ apps like the Apple App Store, it only has 400 000+ apps, and then again, I have access to a lot of other web sites that also gives apps for Android, not your safest bet I know, but that is why I have Avast! anti virus as my protector, very efficient and most of all, free.
Apple on the contrary have the most apps, a very closed, safe ecosystem, and they like to keep all of their people in cyber jail, thus people that love Apple and have the brains to do it, jailbreak their iOS devices almost immediately. I simply love choice, and I would like to keep it that way thank you very much.
The only downside to me with Android is that it isn't that cheap on the data, I can easily use more than 2 Gigs worth of data in 2 weeks.
I can compare All OS's and believe me, Apple, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry and Symbian all have their own unique selling points and key features. It would take a lot of words and pages to compare all of them, so I am just giving a few of my
So I could look at iOS, because it is a very good OS, but that isn't me at all, I simply love the geekiness of Android, it has its problems, but then again, show me an OS that doesn't.
Until next time ;)