As far as operating system cores go, you only have 2 options. It is either Android or iOS. Both seem to be very well represented on the general market. But we are developers, we are known for following different market trends. So… what is your mobile OS preference? For what system you build apps? Have you considered a cool t-shirt to brag with?
If you’ve used one mobile operating system it doesn’t mean you won’t switch to another in the future.
We’ve all heard the famous saying that iPhone and iOS are known for its security and privacy.
It even offers a lock-down mode when you really need privacy.
It’s simple to use and offers a phone for which you know will just work when traveling abroad.
It’s also one of the most expensive phones. So it’s all trading features for cost.
On the other hand, one of the most secure and private communication networks and apps tend to be built for rooted android phones.
Realistically Android has the bigger market share. It’s phones come in different pricing tiers, and there are for eg. flagships Samsung phones which offer the same, if not better performances as Iphone but at the fraction of the cost.
At the end of the day, with mobile phones, it’s not only a hardware question. The question is which operating system, as well as ecosystem you prefer?
1. Android's first release
2. iOS - the OS of west