Android OS vs. Chrome OS – The Epic Battle Between A Mobile OS And A Desktop OS
Windows is clearly the leader of the market, being installed on millions of computers and smartphones. The advantage of having a computer is that no matter what company created it, it will run on one of Windows’ versions and the users will have access to lots of popular applications and games. The good news is that the latest Windows 10 runs now across smartphones, laptops and smartphones, so there are plenty applications whose resolutions can be adjusted depending on the device’s screen. Android is a mobile OS running on smartphones and tablets, while Chrome OS comes installed on Google’s Chromebooks (family of laptops). We’ll compare these two operating systems and see which one has more advantages.
There is a variety of Android mobile devices created by different companies, and their prices vary from $100 to $1000, for example, depending on how advanced these phones are. But, usually, a flagships costs around $600 if the buyers opt for the models with the lowest internal memory. When it comes to Chromebooks, the best prices for a high-end laptop is $280, so do the math and see which device is more advantageous.
Google built its operating systems based on Linux, which very secure, but not bulletproof. When comparing Android to iOd and Windows Phone, it loses the battle because malware and pirated applications can be downloaded from all kinds of websites. The users should know that they’ll find verified applications on the Google Play store, so they should risk getting applications from websites they don’t trust, because it’ very risky. We haven’t heard of any security breaches of Chrome OS, but when the developers are finding them, they’re patching them pretty fast.
Android has a larger number of users than Chrome OS, therefore many individual developers are contributing to the expansion of the Google Play store, adding their applications and games. Chrome OS has also tens of millions of applications which can run in the browser, and offline, but that’s the problem – they’re trapped in a browser.