Android vs. Apple


Johnny Dean and Dinah Smith of Boomer’s BrainTrust Discuss Android vs. Apple with their Tech Advisor Nile Nickel

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Android vs. Apple

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Apple has been a popular name in technology for years. People everywhere covet Apple devices ranging from the Macintosh desktop, to the Macbook laptops, and of course the iPhone. What these people fail to realize is that the Android processing system is thought to be superior by customers and developers alike… So, which is the superior product?

Here’s the full Interview

  1. What is the difference between Apple and Android software?


General Differences

OS (Operating System)

     Apple – Closed and Proprietary [Can’t Buy]

Android – Open [Free]

Windows CE – Closed but you can license [Low License Fee]


     Apple – On Apple products only

Android – On many manufacture and different products


Apple developers making for more money than Android developers.

iOS is getting more new app designs than Android

iOS more secure platform than Android


Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by OS in 2013

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by OS in 2013


Some experts speculate that the new iOS a 64 bit iOS which is able to address much larger amounts of memory is an indication of where Apples going. Apple thought that one time prior in their history and they had a very hard time staying in business and trying to recover for many years. They certainly have a large cash chest to weather the storm, but this is a huge storm they will have to weather, but if any both could do it, it’s Apple (But wait – Steve Jobs isn’t there anymore)

Apple has their own operating system iOS that is a closed system for use on Apple products only. They do not share or license their iOS.

Android is an operating system based on the Linux OS and designed primarily for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first publicly available smartphone running Android, the HTC Dream, was released on October 22, 2008. Google’s mobile operating system continued to grow during 2013 as the platform is expected to account for one billion mobile phones 2014.

According to Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company, Google’s Android mobile operating system saw a 12-percentage point increase when comparing 2012’s data to 2013. Android, as a result, finished 2013 with 78.4 percent of the 2013 operating system market share, which is an increase from the previous year’s 66.4 percent. The Android platform was accounted for 758.7 million smartphones sold during 2013, a substantial increase from the 451.6 million smartphones in 2012.

Apple’s iOS finished a distant second place while encountering a market share percentage loss in the process. While 62.8 percentage points behind Android, iOS accounted for 15.6 percent of the market share for 2013, which is a decrease from 19.1 percent during 2012. According to Gartner, the iOS platform accounted for 151 million smartphones sold during 2013, which – despite the market share loss – is an increase from the 130.1 million iPhones sold in 2012.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone improved its rankings from 2012 to 2013. Windows Phone previously garnered 2.5 percent of the market share, which was enough for fourth place in 2012. For 2013, the Microsoft mobile operating system placed third with 3.2 percent of the market share. With the market share percentage increase, Microsoft also saw an increase in smartphone sales featuring the Windows Phone platform. Microsoft sold 30.8 million Windows Phone devices during 2013, which is almost double from the 16.9 million units sold during 2012.

Which product is superior? Why?

This is a question I’ll answer with “It depends on who you ask.”


Apple – Controlling and Restrictive but more apps and more money!

Android – Open and Customizable, low ROI


Apple        More expensive – Message here . . . status symbol

Less Customization

More Apps


Smaller Screens

Less Memory

Android      Less Expensive

Very Customizable


More Memory

Both platforms have their unique strengths.

Is there enough room in the business for both or will one eventually fade out? If so, which one and why?

At this point in time Apple is fading out.

Will it completely die, I don’t believe so. It’s almost the same as the PC vs MAC battle

But a s percentage of market share last year Apple lost more than Blackberry, and Blackberry’s latest big market push is “We’re Still Alive.” – Not a good sign.


Apple’s nearly 30 percent year over year growth stood in contrast to the 7.5 percent drop that the overall PC market saw in the U.S. during the holiday quarter. Gartner’s estimates suggest Apple shipped nearly 2.2 million Macs domestically in the December frame, giving it a 13.7 percent share and putting it in third place.

 Other Competing Technologies.

PC vs. MAC

VHS vs. Beta

Internet Explorer vs. Netscape Navigator

Bookstores vs. Amazon

Google Yahoo


The rich, it seems, use iPhones while the poor tweet from Androids.

A Socioeconomic Split Along Class Lines, in Favor of iPhone Over Android.

Note the recurring theme: Android users are less lucrative than iPhone users, and designers are iPhone users. It’s a socioeconomic split along class lines, in favor of iPhone over Android.

Mobile traffic data to e-commerce sites bears this out. Every quarter, a mobile market research company called Monetate publishes data on mobile shoppers and how much they spend online. By almost every metric, Apple users come out ahead as spenders. Here’s the data for Q4 2013:

Share of visits to e-commerce sites from tablets

  • iPad: 87 percent
  • Android: 11 percent

Average order value from tablets

  • iPad: $155
  • Android: $110

Share of visits to e-commerce sites from phones

  • iPhone: 60 percent
  • Android: 39 percent

Average order value from phones

  • iPhone: $126
  • Android: $136

Only on the phones themselves do Android users spend more.

But if you look at the dominant share of iPad as a shopping device and how much iPad users spend—$155 on 87 percent of visits—it’s almost as if Apple users do their shopping on iPad and only use their phones for the loose-change stuff.

About Boomers’ Braintrust

Boomers’ Braintrust with Johnny Dean and Dinah Smith

“Boomers’ Braintrust,” follows the long-running financial planning talk show, “The Ray Lucia Show. “Boomers’ Braintrust” is anchored by Johnny Dean, who has co-hosted Lucia’s show for 23 years, and by veteran air personality and news anchor Dinah Smith. The program provides viewers and listeners with a variety of topical and informative content, emphasizing personal finance and money management issues.

As the name of the program implies, “Boomers’ Braintrust” is targeted to the massive demographic group of Americans born between 1946 and 1964. There are an estimated 75 million ‘Baby Boomers’ in the United States. Program features address topics including retirement planning, real estate and investing. The show also focuses on the day’s top headlines from Washington and Wall Street, and how those stories impact people on Main Street. However, “Boomers’ Braintrust” doesn’t concentrate entirely on financial topics. The show also devotes segments to lifestyle matters from health care and wellness to travel, leisure and entertainment.

“I’m excited to expand on what Ray and I have been building the past two decades,” says Dean. “The Braintrust will expand its reach beyond what we ever thought possible.” “We’ll definitely be able to relate to our viewers and listeners”, says Smith. “I have the same challenges as other ‘Boomers’ — paying for college tuition and providing for my kids, while worrying if I have prepared well enough for retirement.” Together, Dean and Smith present a lively and engaging blend of news and talk designed to cater to a broad demographic audience, but with an emphasis on Boomers.