The title might look like a typo, but it’s not. The fact of the matter is that Android is eating Apple’s iOS for lunch. This is not to say that one is better or worse than the other, rather showing off this article which provides numbers which clearly show Android as the clear winner. So based on what I am reading, it is fair to say that Android is the preferred mobile OS for smart phone buyers these days. But why is that?

Carriers, folks. Well that and phone model choices. The iPhone’s two biggest issues is that it is available in current and older revisions, with AT&T as the only US carrier. Android phones by contrast, are available on pretty much every carrier (including the small ones), in addition to provide users with more phones choices. Again, not saying one is better than the other. Rather pointing out that it seems that Android’s open, non-exclusive nature is paying off for Google.

Security, management, customer support? These are issues that likely vary depending on who is doing the supporting. With the iPhone, if you have a problem. Well the customer support here is unbelievably good. With an Android phone…don’t cry to Google. Instead, it’s up to half a dozen carriers and phone makers to give you whatever support they deem sufficient. So which option is better? Guess it depends on what you want. The iPhone has the better hardware support, while Android phones give you more freedom with hardware and mobile carrier.