The debate that started when time began (at least it seems) ios vs Android, many a night have a sat listening to friends argue over why one is better than the other and that the other person is stupid for not thinking the same, and I’ve got to be honest I’m a little tired of it.
The debate for me has always been a little tedious anyway, because really it’s not about which one is ‘better’ it’s simply a question of what you prefer. So let’s strip it back to the fundamental choice, open or closed source.
For those of you who don’t know, open source means the source code is available on a universal level. The idea is that by being open to everyone the software will be a mass collaboration that is constantly improved, fixed, and updated. In practice for the consumer this means that if they want to change or add something in the software on their phone and know how, they can.
Closed source, in the most basic of terms just means the company that owns the software reserves the right to update/modify their software.
I come at this from someone who was raised using a PC so naturally I tend to go for Android. I’m just used to it; I’m used to being able to choose what I want to do with my device and then changing it to make it happen. What I’m trying to get at though is that the choice between the two isn’t about which one is better, they both have good and bad bits, It’s about what you prefer to use and are comfortable with.