Persuasive Speech on Android OS vs. IOS By Sergei Macbeth Quote “As a matter of fact, when compression technology came along, we thought the future in 1996 was about voice. We got it wrong. It is about voice, video, and data, and that is what we have today on these cell phones”. Steve Buyer Android OS is… Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. IOS is… iOS (known as iPhone OS before June 2010) is Apple's mobile operating system. Originally developed for the iPhone, it has since been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. Competition between Android OS vs. IOS 4 Reasons why Android is better Home Screens and Widgets Flash support Customizability Open source, third party-application Conclusion In the US, Google Android held a market share of 36.4%, while Apple dropped to 26%, barely managing to remain ahead of RIMM who held 25.7% of the market share. Android’s steady rise was obvious as it held 26% in November 2010, grew to 31.2% in January and finally reached 36.4% by the end of May 2011. At this rate, Android looks powerful enough to hold 50% of the market share by the end of the year.