What's an Android and what's an iPhone?


After I told mom that all apps downloaded to only iPhone or Android, she said that my cell-phone is an Android. What is an Android then, and what is an iPhone?

3 Answers

  • justme
    Lv 5
    5 years ago

    Android is a open source OS made by google. Its a operating system avaliable to anyone. IPhone is a Apple name for its smartphone that only run on IOS. Also there are different verizons of android, because manufacturer can change how it looks a feel between diferent brand. So andriod will look different from different vendor.

    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Android is a mobile OS developed by Google.

    iPhones are smartphones made by Apple.

    (& for the record there are other mobile OSs as well, i.e. BlackBerry OS, Windows 10 Mobile, etc)

  • 5 years ago

    First, those are two different identifiers. "Android" is actually an OS. iPhone is a phone model. iPhones run on iOS, which is how you should refer to it- Android and iOS. Otherwise, refer to the android phone by its manufacturer, such as Samsung, or lg.

    iOS is essentially a user friendly software produced by apple thats simple and minimalist. Android provides more customizability. they offer different looks and navigate differently, but specific features depend on the phone itsself.

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