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It’s Apple vs. Google

January 23, 2011

It’s Apple vs. Google : Smartphone Showdown!



This fight between the tech giants Apple and Google is turning out to be the biggest rivalry since the beginning of time. When the iPhone was launched in January 2007, it remained the sole contender for the top spot in smartphones, until, in October 2008, Google fired with its brand new Android Operating System for smartphones. Since then, the rivalry between the two past allies has grown exponentially.
With the launch of the Amazing iPhone 4 and the equally awesome “Google Phone” Nexus S, the battle remains as intense as ever.
And as a result we, the poor users, are not even close to finding out who’s gonna turn out better.
So here’s how it looks when these amazing gizmos go head to head:

Particulars Nexus S iPhone 4
Operating System Android 2.3(Gingerbread) iOS 4.2.1
Price $119(contract) $199/299(contract)
On-Board Storage 16GB 16GB/32GB
Display Size 4” 3.5”
Display Resolution 480 x 840 pixels 640 x 960 pixels
Size 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.42 in. 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.37 in.
Weight 127.6 grams 133.2 grams
Battery User Replaceable, 1500 mAH Built in, 1420 mAH
Talk Time 6.7 hours 7 hours
App Store (no. of apps) Android Market (200,000+) App Store (300,000+)
Flash Support Yes No
Wi-Fi Hot-Spot Yes No
RAM Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Multitasking Yes Yes
Video Call Camera Yes, VGA Yes, VGA

Its Apple vs. Google

So, after looking at the specs, it is clear that no one stands out here as the real winner.
Actually, the winner to you depends on what you actually want from your phone.
While Android is much more customizable, open source and a little faster, Apple has a huge huge app store and a better camera. Google provides a very open environment for its developers, whereas Apple chooses to keep a very restricted app store. Now that both these giants have also introduced their equally “kewl” (the ‘techie’ word for “cool”) tablet PCs (the iPad and the Galaxy Tab), their rivalry is growing with passing moment.
So it’s the broad minded democrats vs. the dictators (although this is a bit harsh on them). Let’s see who wins this one.

—Keshav and Samarth
8-C

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