The Android has become a force for all that are in the market for a tablet. Many operating systems are out there for the Android, but the 2.3.3 version has surfaced as the best one available.
Gingerbread vs. Jellybean
The Jellybean operating system has been around for a while, but so far the Android users are still holding on to the Gingerbread system. It appears to be the most stable of all the operating systems there are out there for the Android. This is saying a lot since there are several other systems available.
The truth is that people are somewhat resistant to change when technology is involved. No one wants to move into anything new too fast. People like to stay with what is working. This is why more than half of the Android tablet users are sticking with the Gingerbread. According to Sarah Perez of the gadget and news website Tech Crunch, the number is as high as 57%.
The Jellybean users are climbing, however, but it is only because this is what comes on the new Android tablets. In other words, the sales of Android tablets are increasing. So far, these sales have not outnumbered the percentage of older Android users though.
Gingerbread vs. iOS 6
It’s hard to beat Apple at any time, but it is especially difficult right now. Apple has been voted as the most successful company in the world. This is not just the most successful right now. It is considered the most successful company ever. That’s a big title to carry around. Microsoft was good, but Gates never received this type of acclaim. The massive response to the iPhone 5 and the high anticipation of the iPad 3 has made Apple somewhat God-like. Consumers are worshiping through their their loyal purchases of the tablets and smart phones. It was during this time of praise that they released the iOS 6.
Android Gingerbread tablets are no match for iPad 2. It doesn’t matter is the iPad was in terrible shape. Millions of people are following Apple so it is Apple’s time to shine regardless of whether the technology is good or bad. Fortunately (although unfortunate for Android), the iOS 6 upgrade is quite a people pleasing piece of software. There was a little fuss made about the absence of Google Maps fiasco, but this has been resolved thanks to an agreement between Google and Apple.
The Work that Lies Ahead
What this really says is that Android has more work to do. If people are more inclined to stick with the old OS when a new one is available there is a problem. This means that the designers have not totally done their job. Lots of talk was made about the new iOS 6. People complained a little, but there were less – a lot less – people expecting to downgrade or stay with the old iOS. Apple users were eager to switch. Android developers must also build this type of OS anticipation.
- Author’s Bio: Myke Thomas is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Phonetvinternet.com focuses on internet bloggers, technology bloggers and telecom bloggers. You can follow him on Google+ and Twitter.