Comparing Apples and Androids

The iPhone ushered in the new era of smartphones — with an eye toward form and steadily updating the function, the iPhone has cemented itself as a market leader.

Not to be outdone by the iCupertino gang, Google has steadily improved Android over a series of software releases most recently with the release of Android 2.1 running on their own hardware, the Nexus One.

The approach between these two giants could not be more divergent:

Apple owns everything from top to bottom.

Google takes an open source stance, more or less.

Apple developers cannot even talk about beta iPhone SDK releases without fear of the NDA they signed. The iPhone legalese is likely the most broadly read and debated contracts in recent memory.

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