Which is the best mobile operating system? A query with a potential to raise the perpetual battle of OS supremacy among techies. The argument is often clouded by personal biases by the users of the different mobile operating system leaving out the facts.
One of the great advantages of the iOS is its fluid performance. The smooth and lag free experience that you get on an iDevice surpasses by far the experience you get on other mobile operating systems such as Android.
The fluid performance of the iOS stems right down to the early developmental phase of the iOS. Unlike the other operating systems, the iOS is by architectural design, coded for a full screen performance and to support a multi-touch user interface. Those beautiful beginnings are the contributing factors behind the smooth experience devoid of lagging and stuttering.
iOS is by far the most secure operating system. This is mainly due to the proprietary iOS architecture that protects it from outside intrusion. Several studies have backed this claim with a recent report by the US Department for Homeland Security putting the iOS threats at a measly 0.7%. Parallel this to the more than 79% Malware threats that face ecosystem and the 19% malware threat Symbian Devices.
Access to the iTunes Store
The iTunes store is probably the best media store on the planet. The media store is exclusive to devices running iOS and thus gives Apple’s proprietary OS precedence over the other operating systems. The store has thousands of free and paid apps and for the third year running, iTunes is the largest music vendor on the planet.
The Google Play store roughly matches the number of Apps as those contained in iTunes. However, from a quality rather that quantity perspective, the other app stores have a long way to go in terms of quality control. Apple takes a lot of interest in the app development process and thus developers have to comply with strict app development terms.
The Perfect out of the Box Experience
I admit, personalizing the iOS is quite of a struggle. However, only a section of Smartphone users prefers a heavily customized device. The iOS provides a perfect out of the box experience and accomplishes the basic while at the same time go out of its way to give a smart futuristic effect that will leave you awed.
An Awesome Connectivity Aspect
One of the downside of the using Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile, is the annoying feeling of being ‘locked’ out. A basic operation of syncing your devices is a huge struggle for users of other operating systems. The iOS is quite clear on how syncing your iDevices works and in case of problem support is just a call away.
The connectivity aspect of the iOS is definitely a merit compared to the other mobile operating systems.