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The Android OS vs the iOS6 - which is Superior?

 
Apple verses Android, the two most widely used mobile operating systems on the market today, are vying to be number one. The newest OS for Apple is the iOS6 Siri; Android's newest OS is the 4.2 Jelly Bean. So which one is superior? Which one has the best features, and which one will blow away the competition this year?

Apple Versus Android: The Differences

When is comes to mobile OS, Apple and Android have been doing battle in the electronic, wireless market for years, each coming out with their own versions of mobile devices. The Android Jelly Bean came out last summer, shortly before iOS6 Siri by Apple. In comparing the two, each has its similarities, as wells as it's pros and cons.
Some neat and exciting features of the iOS6 Siri include:
  • Facebook integration
  • Easier podcast search
  • Enhanced panorama view on the camera. In additions, select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, choose who you want to share your photos with, and they’re on their way to a certain audience.
  • Plus, Apple has integrated their own mappingiPhoneSiri software, which means no more Google Maps, but Apple also offers free drive-by-drive directions. Apple's map graphics and text are incredibly detailed. Tilt and rotate to view an area, and Maps keeps the names of streets and places where they belong. Get visual and spoken turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic updates.
  • A user can also put the iPhone in the "Do not disturb" mode, so it basically takes your phone off the hook, for set periods of time, without needing to shut if off.
  • Siri also has a voice-activated virtual assistant, who can make OpenTable Reservations for local dining, let you know which movies are playing at the local theater, and give accurate directions, as well as speak sport's scores and standings.
  • Passbook - boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more are now all in one place.
  • Offers a VIP treatment for certain email contacts, whose messages stay on top of incoming mail

 

The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is sleek, speedy and smooth. Some great features include:
  • Faster navigation and orientation changes
  • More reactive and uniform touch responses
  • To improve battery life, the Jelly Bean turns down your device's CPU when not in active use, and vice-versa, boosts the CPU, when in active mode.
    jellybean new logo
  • Gesture Typing – just glide your finger over the letters you want to type.  Jelly Bean also offers a blind person to navigate the UI, using not only touch and swipe gestures, but also speech output. A user can also get full support accessibility services for Braille.
  • It also offers language support for Arabic and Hebrew, as well as bidirectional texts to assure the platform is more accessible to more people around the world. In fact, it supports eighteen new input languages, such as Thai, Hindi and Persian, as well as other Indic languages.
  • Snap pictures in every direction - photo spheres that put you right inside the scene. A user can also view the whole photo in MMS mode and preview a photo in notifications, after taking a shot.
  • Multiple user support - Everyone can have their own homescreen, background, widgets, apps and games. Android was built with multitasking at its core, so it’s a snap to switch between users – no need to log in and out.  Available only on tablets.

Which One is Superior?    

Both the Apple iOS6 and the Android Jelly Bean OS have their perks, and by market standards, have improved greatly upon design, navigation and features. In getting rid of Google's apps, the iOS6 no longer has YouTube, and Google Maps, which could pose a problem with users, since they use the app quite a bit. In fact, You Tube is the most popular video website worldwide. So, in terms of usability and reliability, the iOS6 has some good features, but the Jelly Bean OS seems to be much more exciting, with enhanced features and some truly innovative elements to it. Plus, it seems Apple is trying to catch up with Android by offering features, such as Panorama pictures, which Android already had available. Facetime is also much better on the Android than Apple. Google+ Hangout features seem more superior , since they let the user see live streams of everyone in a hangout, letting you chat with up to nine people at once. Considering all the added features and apps, Google's Android Jelly Bean MAY be a far superior choice than the Apple iOS6...?  But tell that to an Apple lover!!  

5 Ways an iPad Kiosk can Improve Profits

 

Investing in a custom informational kiosk can be an expensive endeavor. The average cost of a secure, touch screen kiosk is $2,500 depending upon functionality. But the advent of the iPad has changed this marketplace. For a minimal investment, you can secure your iPad in a kiosk framework, run your informational app, and track user data and more for a fraction of the custom kiosk price.

Here are 5 ways an iPad kiosk (or other tablet) can help your business grow...

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1. Build Your Customer Base

Increase your brand following and exposure to increase your customer base and therefore profits with an iPad kiosk at your place of business.
  • Social media interaction via an iPad kiosk: Customers or potential customers can “Like” you on facebook, Tweet about your product or services at the point-of-sale. The same goes for the multitude of differing social media outlets.

  • Contests: “Register Here to Win” – Add signage to your iPad kiosk and use it to collect data for marketing purposes to increase customer base.

  • Trade shows: Increase customer base via an iPad kiosk with interactive applications or data collection for future marketing campaigns

2. Use Innovative Technology

It seems most people are enamored with the iPad and want to get their hands on one! Make it easy with an iPad kiosk at your establishment.
  • Be in the “NOW”; Be in the “WOW”: Make a lasting impression on your customers with an iPad kiosk and they’ll be back for more consequently increasing profits!

  • Lightweight and portable: Position your iPad kiosk in strategic and consistent locations in your store. This will allow your technology to get the sale for you growing profits.

3. Engage your customer

Create customer interaction and greater brand awareness and to boost profits via an iPad kiosk.
  • Loyalty Rewards: Implement loyalty rewards programs to bring in repeat business

  • Trivia: Add fun, informational or educational material using an iPad kiosk

  • Connect: “Things to See and Do” – add signage to your iPad kiosk for added

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    attraction to your kiosk and application pointing potential customers to your products or services generating sales

4. GO GREEN

Reduce paper waste and do the right thing!
  • Marketing Material : Marketing brochures, electronic coupons, electronic mail campaigns – create or purchase an off-the-shelf application for your iPad kiosk for marketing campaigns to heighten interest, create sales – all while saving the planet

  • Applications: Employment, Credit, Patient Check-in – these can be done electronically on your iPad kiosks eliminating excess waste, reducing paper and print costs, and escalating profits

5. Expedite Customer Service

Reduce customer wait times and see profits soar!
  • POS System: “Order Here, Pay Here!”, “Skip the lines and the wait”, Retail or Restaurant. Put an iPad kiosk in place - shrink wait times to improve sales and cultivate profits.

    Showcase Your Product: Display inventory, Not-in-Stock items, Product Lookup by item number or description, Shop all inventory in one place

Creating an iPad kiosk program for your brand can be a powerful and inexpensive way to engage the marketplace. The implementation is simple, affordable and the impact on your company can be substantial.


Look for our next ePaper:  5 More Ways an iPad Kiosk Can Further Increase Profits
coming 11/09/12…

 

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