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Technology Mobiles and Tabs 01 Aug 2017 iPhone way ahead of ...

iPhone way ahead of Android: Former Google executive

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 1, 2017, 6:00 pm IST
Updated Aug 1, 2017, 6:00 pm IST
A conversation on social media shows Google executive praising Apple’s iPhone for having a better camera.
Vic believes that one should go for Apple’s iPhone to stay ahead of others in the world of technology.
 Vic believes that one should go for Apple’s iPhone to stay ahead of others in the world of technology.

The Android versus iPhone debate has been raging on for years, with both sides claiming certain benefits over each other. Both platforms have their own positives as well as negatives but sell well equally. Therefore, it is interesting to know what phones their creators are using. According to general expectations, Google employees should be using Android smartphones and Apple employees must be using iPhones. But, a latest social media post by a former Google executive has proved otherwise.

Vic Gundotra, former Senior Vice President of Google had recently posted a photograph of his kids on his social media channel. Along with the photos, Vic also put a caption that stated something totally unexpected to come from a former Google employee – Great job Apple. The appreciation was given with regards to the picture quality on his iPhone 7. He even went on to state that the iPhone 7 marks the end of DSLRs, especially with its Portrait mode.

 

When one of his followers negated his claim saying that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 does a better job than the iPhone 7, he replied to the person stating the reason behind his claim. Vic stated that Android is an open source OS wants to generalise performance on all kinds of Android devices. Unlike Apple, who can work on the hardware for new features and improve it over the time through software updates, Google has to keep millions of different phone models in mind and therefore has to work extensively on the software front for utilising a new hardware feature. Therefore, if Samsung has improved the camera on their latest phone, they have to convince Google to roll out an API to let other applications take the benefits of the upgrade. This process could take years.

This is the reason innovative Android OEMs have to work on their own version of apps to take the benefits of the hardware. As for Apple, they have both the hardware and software to themselves, which is why their phones are simplified and work better. Vic does say that Google as once way ahead with advanced image processing features. But, in the current times, he believes that one should go for Apple’s iPhone to stay ahead of others in the world of technology.

While Vic’s statement mostly makes sense, Google is working consistently to make Android better than ever. We saw Google’s Pixel nabbing a higher DxOMark of 89 last year and this year’s HTC U11 grabbed a score of 90. In comparison, Apple’s iPhone doesn’t fair anywhere in the top five. Vic appreciates the iPhone 7 Plus’ portrait mode, which has proven to be on par with the OnePlus 5 from the world of Android.

The Android versus iPhone debate will never settle and someone claiming one of them to be better can be purely perspective. As of now, Vic is clearly happy with his iPhone’s photography prowess and we think that a newer flagship Android smartphone can surely change his mind.

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