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Do apps run better on ios
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phillip kirkby

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Robert, Mobile Master

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Hello Phillip,

Compared to the S8, I can't say that the difference is noticeable.
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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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Hi Phillip, I wouldn't say they run better so much as they're built better as many developers focus more on the IOS version of an app and include more things. Games for example have much more graphical detail than the same game for Android. (Not in all cases but larger titles quite a few do and it's something I noticed first with my half a year using an iPhone before switching back to Android last month.)

Now if you have an old Android phone that's running an old version of the Android OS then yes apps and games will run better but if your talking new versions of Android and iOS they're about the same for crashing ect.
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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System apps typically run better on iOS since Apple controls the OS, hardware, and app design completely for those.
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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With all that said, while ios will tend to offer one excellent app that you have to pay for, Android tends to offer a hundred similar free variations on the same app, at least 20 of which will work perfectly. It is important to remember though, that Apple is essentially dealing with several small variations on the same phone, while android apps must work across nearly 90% of all phones on the market.
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However, if you are as unlucky as I, you will wade through all 80 poor alls before finding one that works the way you want.

There is a wide variety of apps on both platforms, with good and bad on both. I also appreciate being paid for my efforts, and I expect App dives do as well. If an App has value to me I have no problem paying for it. If it is a buck or 2, why not pay the dev for his or her effort?
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Hey, let's not get carried away. OP asked if apps run better on iOS or Android. The discussion of paid/free/freemium/ad-supported/pirated apps opens up a huge pandora's box and I don't think that it's one that even Mobile Masters would like to get into.

I think we can all agree that it's awesome that Koodo customers have a choice of Android or iPhone devices.