Android 2.2 vs. iOS 4.2: Froyo Features Lacking

By Peter Chubb - Nov 3, 2010

The gains that Google Android has made in the mobile OS is astonishing, and just shows that the company is now much more than a search engine. The OS still has a way to catch its rivals, but at least they have started to look behind now and again. The latest version is Android 2.2 Froyo, and there are a number of updates that make it much better than 2.1, but it seems that the features still do not compare to iOS 4.2 for the Apple iPhone.

Don Reisinger from eWeek has listed 10 reasons why he thinks that iOS 4.2 has the edge over Froyo. However, let us not forget that Google is already hard at work on the next version, 2.3 Gingerbread.

One reason why Android 2.2 does not perform as well as iOS 4.2 is because Google never had the plan to move into software – they have come a long way, but there is still a long road ahead of them.

Another reason – one that I am not too sure on – is that Apple understands their customers. They know what they want and most of the time they deliver; well we want the White iPhone 4 – look how that has gone?

One of the biggest issues with Android is too many variations. Knowing what Android handset to get is like a minefield, something that you do not get with Apple and the iPhone. This is a valid point, but having choice is great as consumers have certain budgets, so are able to decide which handsets best fits into that.

Visit eWeek and read all ten reasons why iOS 4.2 is said to be better than Android 2.2.

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