One of the hardest decisions when walking into a communications store is which brand of phone is best for the type of content and use the user will produce. Two of the giants of this market are Apple and Android. The main difference between these two are apple being a Closed source platform, and the android being open source, which explains the way the device and services can be accessed, modified and used.
When the iPhone was released, Steve Jobs released a philosophy detailing his disinterest with the flow of content amoungst multiple platforms being available on his device. The app market for both platforms is a great example, as the android market allows user input with no gatekeepers to content, where As detailed by Jonathan Zittrain, ” the App Store has a catch: app developers and their software must be approved by Apple. If Apple does not like the app, for any reason, it is gone.”
The info-graphic I created is a simple comparison of known facts about both companies. I personally own an iPhone, however with these figures and statistics, it’s not hard to see why perhaps my next upgrade could follow the trend of freedom in the android market.