Everything you wanted to know about Android and I phone and were afraid to asked
Today approx 62.07% people in the world and in India only about 42% of population used the smartphones and its numbers are about to increase in coming years. Now the smartphones are become part and parcel of our life. The smartphone replaced camera, watch and even calculator. Before Android and Apple I Phone Blackberry, Nokia and window phones rule the market but the supremacy of one technology changed the faith of whole market. We are depending on internet from buying grocery to take admission in school or college and for the online classes in that case either we need laptop or smartphones to made our life easy by everyone cannot able to buy laptop. The smartphones are intelligent device with consist of lots of Apps and function that help us in day to day life. However smartphones has two categories of software’s Android & Apple I Phone both of them are good and are very helpful. As all of us used electronic devices but in our curious mind sometime few question strikes like what is android, when android phone came in existence, Why apple logo is half bite apple, why apple I phone is so expensive and most important question which one is a better android phone or apple I phone. I tried to understand these questions to give you the answer by this article.
1 How Android phone came into existence – Android phone work on Linux Kernel long term support branch. Android Inc was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White. The android phone got its name after its founder Andy Rubin nickname given by his colleagues as he loves robotic. Earlier they started project for the digital camera but soon realize that market for digital cameras is not big so they decided to make smartphones. However, they never disclosed all trade secrets of the project. Andy faces difficulties finding investors for the project and was about to be evicted from office space. It was the time when his friend Steve Perlman helped him and even refused to have shared in it, he said, “he believed in what Andy is doing i.e. he helped him.” In July 2005 Google acquired Android Inc for at least 50$ million its employees are those who started the company. Later Andy leaves the company with 90$ million and started a company’s like a playground global in 2015. The first commercial availability of smartphone running android was HTC dream also known as T- Mobile G1 announced on 23rd September 2008. Google rushed his process after came to know about the announcement of Steve Jobs.
2 When the Android phone came to India- India got his android phone in July 2009 with the launch of HTC Magic. After that Motorola India launched the android phone powered with Android 2.1, with a pricing of Rs 32,990. As the price was high only a few people were able to buy it, but later they realized to attract more customers they needed to bring the smartphone in reasonable range. As there many Indian and Foreigner Companies bring the smartphone at the affordable price. There was a time the companies like Lava sells the android phone at Rs 4000/-. However some local companies are not succeeded in creating their market, but this forced many popular companies to reduce the price of smartphones made a grip in the market.
3 What’s the History of Android versions- The different versions of android given the name after the dessert its credit gone to its Project Manager at Google, Ryan Gibson. The first official codename released in April 2009 is Android 1 .5 Cupcake. It includes the features which we know taken for granted like upload videos on YouTube display to automatic rotation and support to third party keyboard. After that comes Android 1.6 Donut which was launched quickly by Google in September 2009 it introduced a power control widget for managing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & GPS etc. After that come Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream, Sandwich, Jelly Beans, Kit Kat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. In 2017 they launched Android 8.0 Oreo this version consist of lot of visual changes to the setting menu, along with native support for picture-in-picture nodes and better management of passwords etc. It was first installed in Google own Pixel 2 phones, its big mascot was also displayed in press events in New York City and at Google main headquarter later that day. After that come Android 10 this update ended the traditional navigation button with an elongated button in the centre which becomes the new home button. After 10 years of launching his first OS, he ditched the traditional deserted name and gave Android 10 the name Android Q. It introduced a system-wide dark mode along with new gesture – navigation control and more control over app-based permissions. After that came Android 11 it uses AI and machine learning to control which apps appear on your Phone dock. The latest version is Android 12 and with a beta version released in May 2021. However official version will release in August or September this year.
4 When the apple I phone came into existence- The first generation I Phone unveiled by Steve Jobs on 9th Jan 2007 but hit the U.S. market in June 2007. Its feature includes a 3.5-inch screen with a multi-touch screen display, microphone, headset control, 2-megapixel camera and other features which we took for granted in modern smartphones. The launch of the I Phone is kind thread for Google as the result it also tried to launch android at the same time. In July 2008 they launched the second version of I Phone with features like 3G data and GPS, along with it introduced the App Store. After that in June 2010, they introduced I Phone 4 this generation have the longest life span than any other version, as a result of its popularity after the year they introduced the same version in white color. In October 2011 they introduced I Phone 4s and in September 2015 I Phone 5 hit markets. The android phones makers understand the need of customer market it launches the phones with big screen. This new move has become their headache for I phone despite being a big brand, so in September 2014 they introduced the bigger screen size I Phone. To beat other companies apple launch I Phone 12 with 5G feature in October 2020. The Apple phones are always one step forward from other companies.
5 Why the apple logo is half-eaten- The half-eaten logo of apple I Phone is not because of its connection with some cult or anything weird. The story of logo is very simple in one interview the designer Janoff says that Steve Jobs does no gave any specific briefing about the design and he was confused about how he settled on the simple outline of an apple. To prevent its design to compare with cherry or tomato he added the bite to make it crystal clear. Janoff later discovered when a colleague told him that “byte” is the founding stone of computing.
6 Why apple I phone is expensive in India- The Apple I Phone does not have any manufacturing unit in India and they only gave the contract for assembly. Also as per Indian Foreign Direct investment policy to set up a manufacturing unit one has to source 30 per cent of components locally which is impossible for products like I Phone. Also, all the Apple products sell via third-party vendors or distributors and further with the increase of GST from 12% to 18% also increased the cost of I Phone in India. The government also increased the net import duty on Printed Circuit Board Assembly from 10 per cent to 20 per cent as a result of its price high in India. The difference in currency also plays an important role this is reason why I Phone is cheap in Japan & Dubai as compared to India. The only way by which I Phone become cheaper in India if its manufacturing started here.
7 Which is better Apple I Phone or Android- This question is always a matter of debate which phone is better android or I Phone. As Apple I Phone is made by only one company whereas Google gave its software to other companies like HTC, Motorola etc. If we compare it with the fact I Phone was manufactured by only one company & don’t have any other manufacturing units it gave us a guarantee of its effectiveness. If we talk about the app store we have more options in android phones as compare to apple phones. Another problem with I phone is that it has one jack for both charging & for listening but the Bluetooth headphones also solved that problem to some extend. However what feature we are looking for in the phone is also the deciding factor. If we talk about camera I phone has a good camera but the high-end phones of companies like Samsung have cameras of similar quality or even good depend upon the model. However the question is seen to easy but have the difficult answer, the decision regarding this purely depends on one need & pocket.
8 Ranking of Android phone & I phones on basis earning- As per the data of August 2020 Google Play store has over 3 million android applications published. It is a kind of war between Google and Apple to rule over the world in the context of their products. In September – November 2013 Apple was on top only in Japan regarding the sale of its smartphones. But in the case of tablets situation was a little different android not get much success if we compared it with the ipad. However by the end of 2013 situation changed a bit, over 191.6 million Android tablets had sold in three years since 2011. This made Android tablets the most-sold type of tablet in 2013, surpassing iPads in the second quarter of 2013. As per the Stat Counter’s web use statistics, the report said that till 2020, Android tablets represent the majority of tablet devices used in Africa (70%), South America (65%), while less than half elsewhere, e.g. Europe (44%), Asia (44%), North America (34%) and Oceania/Australia (18%). As of July 2021, Android 10 is the most popular Android version (while Android 11 is most used e.g. in the US), on both phones and tablets. However, the sale of both the software’s fluctuated from time to time every time new feature came saved them.
I think that you got answers to some of your questions as we see both the software’s are good in their categories. My favorite is android so far, tell me which of your favorite software is Android or I phone.
Posted & written by hk