If you use a smartphone, chances are that it will run Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems. These two platforms accounted for more than 99% of all new smartphones shipped in 2016, and that rose to 99.7% in 2017, according to IDC.

 

iOS

Security  

iOS devices have security features to protect all apps running on the system, alongside this they ensure that corporate and personal data is encrypted.

Cost  

The latest Apple device is usually the most expensive on the market, however, the value for money and continued support is second to none. Chess are now offering a mobile leasing service, so you can get the latest devices at the lowest possible monthly price.

 

Android

Security 

Android has several features installed to keep your device safe such as ‘smart lock’ which allows you to only lock your device outside a secure location.

 

Cost 

Android phones are regarded to be much cheaper than iOS. Although iOS only runs on Apple products, Android runs across several different providers such as Samsung and Huawei.

 

Which is the easiest device to use is another topic of discussion. Check out our Tech face off video to find out which device comes out on top, the result might surprise you.

 

 

Letting your people decide which device is right should be the ultimate defining factor

 

In most organisations, giving the power to the user is the most important part of choosing between Android or iOS.

Users often understand and value one device over another so why take them out of their comfort zone?

The key to choosing the right mobile operating system is usually staff satisfaction.

 

We asked the question on social media- ‘Which gets your vote, Android or iOS?’ iOS won the battle with little room to spare gaining 55% of the votes. Android fell just behind with 45% of votes.