Saturday, February 18, 2012

Could Android Takeover?

With so many different Android manufacturers and new Android phones coming out monthly, will Apple be able to keep up with its competitors? 

Apple had an amazing start, but as we see each month newer and more advanced Android phones keep coming out. It seems the gap between the two are stretching farther and farther apart, leaving Apple quite a distance behind. For example the new iPhone 4S, everyone thought this phone was going to be amazing; with a bigger screen, 4G connectivity, 12 megapixel camera, and a handful of other new designs. Realistically the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S is 3 megapixels and Siri. Yes I know it has a new A5 dual core processing chip, but the people that buy iPhones don't seem to bother taking that into account.

The great and worse thing about Android is the amount of phones that come out per month, customers have to be particularly careful when it comes to choosing a new phone. The Droid Razr, when it came out a lot of people wanted it and they grabbed it up as quick as possible, then a couple weeks later the Droid Razr MAXX was announced. That upset a lot of people and I know Motorola offered a way to return your Razr and get the MAXX but not everyone was able to figure it out. With Android, you buy the top of the line phone but then next month there is something greater out there. Which also happens to be the best thing about it, so many new phones come out that newer technology becomes a standard and we see further advancement almost each time a phone comes out.

Apple needs to step it up this year and produce something revolutionary, maybe even more than revolutionary. They need to put something out there that no other phone has and actually give its loyal customers a real phone to upgrade too. If they fail to come through with something we may very well see the iPhone become the lower tier phone.

Send me your opinions or leave them in the comments.
Is the iPhone already too far behind? Will Android take over anytime soon? Will the iPhone remain #1?