Apple’s iPhone v Google’s Android

Ciara O’Brien has a good article in today’s Irish Times (16th July 2010) highlighting the battle between Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android system which operates across a range of handsets.

Both systems have had recent upgrades. Apple’s iOS4 boasts over 100 new features or tweaks including multitasking (limited), ability to create folders easy shutting down of applications in the background,  but still no Flash support. Android has beefed up Exchange support and has always supported Flash.

Apple has a tight control over the os on its iPhone and Google has little or no control on what handsets uses its Android system. This is reminiescent of the early eigthies when Apple only allowed Mac OS on its PCs but Microsoft allow DOS/Windows onto any PC.