Sorry Verizon, your iPhone’s too late.
Earlier this week, Verizon surprised no one when they announced the arrival of Apple’s iPhone 4, scheduled to launch on America’ most reliable mobile network February 10 – screw you AT&T! But while Verizon and Apple took over four years to publicize their bromance, I stumbled upon a delightful competitor that is beyond better, and his name is Android. Unfortunately, iPhone’s arrival on Verizon translates to Android taking an undeserving hit.
Google’s Android has seen great success on Verizon, over the last year especially. Personally, I’m a big Android supporter — currently rocking a Droid X — and don’t see myself switching over to Apple territory anytime soon. Why you ask? Because these little suckers can do everything and anything.
Android doesn’t just refer to one phone, but rather an operation system, available on a plethora of mobile devices, where as Apple’s iPhone operating system (iOS) resides on only two devices currently (their iPhone 3GS and 4 models), or in Verizon’s case, only the iPhone 4. Once you choose the perfect Android device for you, you have access to Android’s own robust Marketplace, containing many of the same applications found in Apple’s App Store — and yes, that includes Angry Birds. Android phones also feature customizable home screens, with widget support for things like weather, news, or social network status updates. And while Apple strictly regulates applications, Android is much more relaxed, allowing users to download such treasures as, say, a NES emulator.
Naturally, a flock of gadget guru’s may tell you that Apple’s iPhone is the greatest mobile device on the market. And there’s no doubt millions will pick up Verizon’s iPhone 4 when it hits stores next month. My simple plea is that you take the time to educate yourself before rushing off to join the masses currently in the Apple cult. After all, my phone plays Super Mario Bros. 3… does yours?
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