Thursday, 11 August 2016

Android v/s IOS

Mobile market is one of the biggest market of all time webbed all over the world. Everyone these days need a phone to communicate personally or professionally, also they have became a major part of our life which is further resulting in continuous increase in demand for new and smart phones with an improved technology and great features. With this increase in demand many companies are stepping into this business but there are only five major companies who have  world’s highest percentage of market, companies like Google (Android), Apple (IOS), Amazon (Fire OS), Microsoft (Windows) and BlackBerry (BB OS).

Talking about Google’s Android and Apple’s IOS both have come up with some great innovative features but nothing is perfect in this world. Talking about android, it is the first choice of about 51.2% of worldwide users whereas IOS users are limited to only 43.5% and remaining 5.3% other companies. Android and IOS are has occupied almost 95% of world graph just because they are not just limited to single platform (Smartphone), they expanded their coverage to tablets and even PC’s also (OS in case of Apple).
The latest version of Google’s Android is Kitkat 4.4.4 (also working on Android L which is not yet released) and ios 8 in case of Apple. Talking about the features there are many things positive that comes in mind like as:

Apple is best known for it’s decent design and elegant interface. IOS 8 comes with many new  features and Google on the other hand is well known for it’s innovation and wonderful inventions.

1. Spotlight is a feature introduced in IOS 8 which was not just limited to offline results but is also capable of giving you more accurate answer for your search by dividing each search accordingly to it’s different categories were as in android this feature is available from first version but the managing part lags in android as it just displays all the result directly on the screen without dividing them into their respective departments like names, websites, application and others.

2. Cloud Backup is the feature present in both Android and IOS as in android Google Drive acts as a backup drive which u can access anywhere and any time you want and icloud Drive is for online backup on IOS platforms. But the best part is that you can use these services in any platform you want all you need to do is just login with same login id and password.

3. Some peoples are more interested in clicking their photos then anything else well you are lucky because this feature is now available on ios 8 also as you just need to snap a picture on your one device and it will be automatically backed up on your other device, this feature is available on android too but it comes with google+ app with a name of “Photos”  what it does: It backup all your photos on your google account and then you can manage it from anywhere in the world from any device.

4.There is a new feature introduced in ios8 that is Family sharing which is one of the coolest feature ever i guess  all you need to do is send an family invite to your family and after they accept it you are good to go. By this feature you can track down the location of your family’s Apple devices, ask your parents permission digitally to buy something from their credit card if registered on your account, and can also view your family location on map and lots and lots more. There are many third party applications which provide same experience in android also but we believe original is always original.

5. Bluetooth is one of the greatest inventions this is found in almost every smartphone except iphone which is why some users that their hands off and prefer more to go for buying android based smartphones.

6. Credit Card is one of the major problem that many of the youngsters faces as no matter they buy an iPhone or an android based smartphone they are asked to enter credit card details for purchasing any thing no matter from iStore or from Google Play.

7. Coming to the notification bar android provides much better experience than ios as there are many features provided in Kitkat 4.4.4 compared to ios 8. Like as there is an clear notification button given at every version of android to wipe the notification panel on just a touch of an option on other hand you have to manually slide every notification on the notification panel in case of ios. But that doesn’t means ios is not good the two things i really like about ios notification panel is one the interface and view of ios’s notification panel and other is the reply space provided in the notification drop down just below the notification for instant reply which is just awesome.

8. Apple was kind of limited when it comes to it’s onscreen keyboard although with a sexy look and easy to use features some peoples who are new to this platform finds android experience much better than this so now apple has opened gates for third party keyboard developers famous on android platform and now you can also set those keyboards on default.

9. The major part that android lags is when it comes to the part of updates as you see that android is not limited to one company you can say there official brand Nexus or there X brand Motorola (now belongs to Lenovo) and this is one of the main reason that there are still many android phones capable to be updated are running on lower android versions as when google launches and update it goes directly to only those customers who are using stock android phones like Nexus and Motorola users but companies like Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Micromax and other filters these updates and send them according to there will which result specially in Samsung users get’s an official update once in a year that too for there useless applications like chaton and other. But, ios on other hand gives direct updates on every iPhone and other devices as they say “Hardware and Software made for each other”. So, it’s better to have an ios device or an stock android phone then to have third party mobile manufacturers.

Well this would be hard to decide that in a competition between Android v/s IOS who will win or who will loose all we can say because everyone has different thinking and different points to or not to. At last all we can say that is if you like a simple look and better features and some limitations you can go for Apple on the other hand if you are a funky and cool guy and want unlimited access to everything you can go with Android Smartphones (Nexus, Motorola).

But, final decision stands on you because it’s your taste and choice that matters.

Challenges faced by Gamer in India

Back then when we were a kid there were no restrictions on us for anything I am sure that everybody was having a console back there on which they used to spend maximum of his time playing video games and no one was there to scold him and ask him to take some responsibilities and get over this gaming stuff. Every kid has a gamer inside him/her but the point is how many are there who sticks with that gamer throughout their lives the answer is there are very few of them are able to continue with that as there are many reasons behind this given to us from our loved once.

After when we are grown up then we are forced to leave our habits changing from gaming to focusing on career, responsibilities, earning a reputed job with a well-settled job and life, investing for the future generation. No doubt they are needed to live a comfortable life, but the thing which was our loved ones now vanishes from our future life. No doubt gaming is an expensive passion for catching up on and with this here comes another problem where to arrange funds for meeting our gaming requirements. As parents will not hold out back throughout our lives to keep funding us for our daily expenses some day we have to take the initiative to arrange our own source to keep going with our passion. India is a developing country but truly it not growing at all as growing and expanding from a physical state is good but you also have to change the useless perceptions those are build up in the people's mind that the only field that is beneficial are limited to doctors, engineers, lawyers, bankers, and other professional courses out there in the world.

Everyone knows that the gaming industry is dynamic and is growing on its full capacity with some great opportunities. But with this the game peripherals are also becoming very expensive. Generally family think that dumping money to purchase games or investing in upgrading our PC is a complete waste of time and resources as they are of no use they think it is just a useless practice to show-off in front of friends and others which is not completely true.

Gaming is not limited to games it is much broader term that is growing continuously with new inventions and introduction of some great piece of technology the recent one was VR more say Virtual Reality which is revolutionizing the way people experience video games and possibly more to come. Games now help people experience the world they can never dream of or practicing in the environment which is dangerous like practicing a drill in an army base without getting hurt or making pilot cross all the limits on a jet on a simulation program to experience the new moves on the plain experiencing and getting better control when he is in battlefield. Without any casualties, they are experiencing a lot from just a start of a program.

Not only that, now a days almost every game requires an internet connection to be played but in India connectivity is the major problem which is needed to be improved as no matter how much you pay communication companies always have an excuse saying that the user’s in your area are rapidly increasing or the server crashed and there is nothing that can be done from our side as a patch as back-end team is working on it and they will soon come up with some resolution.

Companies like Electronic Arts strictly asks for the user’s to use their Credit Cards as a mode of payment on their official website or Origin Client. People who don’t have Credit Card often miss the heavy discounts offered by Electronic Arts due to which no option left they buy the game from the Third-Party sellers who have their own drawback afterward.

Part of the government in developing Indian Gaming Community is almost nil as gaming might be treated as a profession in many other countries but in India it is treated like as some regular useless activity with a heavy expenditure and waste of money. It is not even about the government as there are very few gaming companies who take initiative to up built and bring a new sensation in gaming world in India and taking it to the next level companies like NVIDIA, MSI and few more. What’s need to be done is more companies should start taking an interest in developing despite just launching the game in the market and sitting back relaxing waiting for the profit to come. Updating people about the scope in the field of games and introducing them to new products and education them about that and organising interesting seminars and events to be in touch with the community and taking their feedback time to time.This way gamers will be more attached to them company and will help the company to grow.

No matter of what age or gender they are everyone has a question in his/her mind about his plans “What will I do in future” What will I become?” But there is a question that remains common in their mind if that person often play games “All I could think about something is gaming, can I do something in that?” The answer to that question is simple that we live in a dynamic world with lots of opportunities around us in every field we just need to chase those till the end and you will reach your destination. Yes, there is a scope of gaming you just need to get on the right path, chase your goal and remember what and where you wanted to be. We are  sure that you will reach your destination.

Source: Feedback from Gaming Community.