The Google Android and Apple iPhone are the two dominating devices in the mobile market. Both the Google Android and the Apple iPhone are trying to prove in their usability and functionality. Though many G1’s features have got the direct responses to the shortcoming of the iPhone, there are many departments still in which they remain dominant.
When comparing the Google Android and Apple iPhone, the virtual keyboard on iPhone and the keys of the touch screen has got its limitations. The physical keyboards like on Treos, Blackberry’s are very easy to use. The sealed battery of iPhone causes metaphoric problem when compared to the functional one. With the un-modifiable feature of the Apple iPhone, the Google Android is said to have direct responses. The Google Android not only has GPS but also a compass that is integrated. This integrated compass can help in determining the way that the user is facing and also it gives the Google maps and images of building around. When considering the integration of offline with the Google apps, it is possible for the Google applications of mobile versions on the iPhone but of course with some exceptions like Google Maps application. This needs to be done through the website.
The calendar of Android phones is of offline version of the online application of Google calendar. This can be accessed by simply entering the date in the phone and it will then automatically show the online calendar. The Android will also replicate online programs that are used offline when the user wants to set iPhone to sync with the Google calendar. This can be accessed in those areas where there is no service.
To further compare Google Android and Apple iPhone, though the Apple iPhone can do many things, it cannot do it all at once except the iPod program for playing music which runs in background while doing other things on the phone. Whereas the Google Android will enable to swipe between the programs easily but at the same time it is essential to note about the effects it has on the performance and memory of the phone. The threat of the multitasking in mobiles is mainly with the Windows mobile, where lot of applications can be loaded up simultaneously. Moreover the Google Android will also allow to copy and paste the text and it finally motivates bringing this feature to Apple iPhone.