Android vs. iPhone for Business: 8 Key Points

Posted August 15, 2016 By  Cynthia Harvey

The relative merits of Android vs. iPhone, from a consumer's point of view, remains a hot debate. Yet as mobile plays an ever larger role in business, the classic Android vs. iPhone debate rises to a new level.

Is one mobile platform clearly better for business users? Does one of the dominant mobile operating systems offer an advantage for employees, in terms of the critical elements that drive profit?

As of the beginning of this year, Apple was the number one smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. with 43.6 percent of the market, according to comScore. However, in the operating system race, Android came out above iOS with 52.8 percent of the market. Worldwide, Android has an even bigger lead with 63.67 percent of the market, according to NetMarketshare. But being popular doesn't necessarily mean that Android is the best option for business use.

In this slideshow, we'll examine the advantages and disadvantages of Android vs. iPhone in eight different categories important to business users: hardware, apps, storage, customization, security, backup, management and personal assistant.

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