Android: When the whole world is arguing on whether Android is better or iPhone, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently disclosed his preference for Android during an interaction on Clubhouse, an invite-only audio chat platform which is ironically only available on iOS at the moment.
Apple is a highly premium brand, and several high-profile celebrities use iPhone. However,
The tech magnate said that while he keeps an iPhone around because he likes to keep a track of everything, he preferrs Android phones because they are more flexible, adding that some also come with pre-installed Microsoft Office apps, which made them easier to work for him.
In what was seemingly a jibe at Apple’s lack of customisation, he said that some manufacturers also were more flexible on how the software connected to the OS. However, it is not clear what the Microsoft co-founder meant in terms of connecting the software with the iOS because the Microsoft Office apps compatible with iOS have always been available for download on the Apple App Store.
Moreover, the iOS 14 launched by Apple allows much more customisation than it ever did, even letting users change the default browser as well as the email client.
Owned by Google, Android, is an open source and is provided as an OS platform for various smartphone manufacturers, which allows these manufacturers to customise the apps on their smartphones according to their wishes.
On the other hand, iOS is proprietary software developed by Apple, meant exclusively for its own phones.