Some people are avid fans of the Android operating system, while others swear by their iPhone with iOS. However, both systems have their advantages and disadvantages and what you are about depends on what matters most to you. These are the five reasons why Android is better than iOS.
More (free) apps
No matter how you turn it, if you have an Android device, there are many more apps and games available in the Play Store than in the App Store. There are also more free Android apps to find and sometimes the Android version of an app even free, while it is paid for iOS. We have to say that the quality of Android apps is not always of the highest level. You see that less often with iOS and Apple seems to opt for quality over quantity.
Personalize more options
Another advantage to the Android system is that you can personalize much more as a user. You can customize your home-screen to your heart’s content with, for example, all kinds of widgets and put your apps exactly where you want them. You can get started with launchers to tackle almost every detail and create something that fits you exactly. You can also choose what your standard apps are for the mail or your browser, while Apple is annoying about it.
Legion of Android smartphones
With Android you not only have more options when it comes to personalizing your device, but also many more options when it comes to choosing your device. Apple comes every year with a few devices that you can choose as an iOS user, while in the Android camp a lot more models are available. There is something for everyone and you do not necessarily have to go for an expensive model. There are also budget devices, for when you just want something simple. And lately these budget devices also have more to offer. Of course Apple will also be using the cheaper iPhone 9 this year, but you do not have to expect that you will be able to score it for around 300 hours.
Add storage space
What is also nice about most Android devices is that you are not stuck to the standard storage space. Often you can simply add more space to your device via a microSD card, so that you can still upload all your photos and apps. That is not yet possible with an iPhone and you have to think very carefully about the storage model you take. But more storage space also makes the devices a lot more expensive.
As the last point on the list, we also have the storage space in the cloud. That is also bigger with Android. Where you get about 15Gb of free cloud storage from Google, this is only 5GB at Apple. With both systems you can also go for more cloud storage. Of course you also pay for it, but even there, Google is more generous than Apple. On the other hand, you can also use Google Drive on an iPhone.
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip