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Android Users Upgrade Their Phones More Often Than iOS Users

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Android and iOS from Google and Apple are the two terms when it comes to being the power source of smartphones and tablets. In that its UI and fundamental functions are often more modifiable from top to bottom, Android, which is Linux-based and partially open source, resembles a PC more than iOS. These two varied operating systems sometimes have some terms in them even after having several things odd. The Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) report highlights the increasing popularity of Android smartphones day by day. In turn, it results in a greater number of units selling on an annual basis on the US market.

However, Android and iOS still stand for two opposing ideologies: the dependability promised by Apple and the liberties provided by Google, especially when it comes to personalization.

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The US market share of Android and iOS is almost equal, and the reason for this may be Android’s greater sales than iPhones. In other words, Android users switch phones more frequently than iPhone users. The released graph effectively captures the main difference between people who use Android and iOS-powered smartphones. The former maintain their device for more than a year in 77% of cases, while the latter do so in 90% of situations.

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It was claimed that among individuals, only 21% of Android users and 29% of iPhone users like to have their smartphones in their hands for more than three years. The CIRP team clarifies that there might be a number of things, like the lower cost of Android smartphones in comparison to iPhones and the devices’ longer lifespan. The third and most important one is Android’s wide selection, which comes from a multitude of manufacturers and models and would encourage users to switch devices far more frequently than iOS, which only releases models annually, most of which are essentially replicas of the previous generation with no new innovation.

The primary reason for users of Google’s mobile operating system switching to new handsets more frequently is yet unknown. While software upgrades may have played a role in the past,

Several things apart, however, Android has made some major advancements in the last few years in this aspect. Sticking up to Samsung can result in some good, as they are the most significant and well-liked company among Android users.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Samsung and Elon Musk in Talks to Develop Futuristic X Phone

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Apple, at its WWDC 2024 event, introduced several new AI features for its devices. Apple has collaborated with OpenAI to merge ChatGPT with Siri and use its AI models to power the writing assistant functionality on its devices. 

Last night, the owner of X, Elon Musk, took to the platform to criticize Apple and OpenAI. Intelligently, he used meme language to mock Apple’s recent announcements and sound out their commitment to privacy and their cloud-based AI processing. Apart from this, he also highlighted what he thinks is feasible in OpenAI’s mechanism. 

It seems that Elon Musk has a self-interest in critiquing Apple and OpenAI because his brand, X, has its own competing AI model, Grok. He frequently uses its platform X to promote Grok and criticize OpenAI’s ChatGPT. After Apple’s WWDC 2024 event, a user on X instantly predicted that X would partner with Samsung to create an “X Phone” with an open-source, privacy-focused operating system, X OS. 

It is expected that this phone will connect with all of Elon Musk’s ventures, including Tesla cars, robots, tunnels, the internet, and even brain implants. The prediction jokingly hits an all-encompassing Musk device. The users also pointed to the probability that Starlink could start buying third-tier cellphone brands and upgrade their 5G networks with Starlink-connect towers in far-flung areas and at Tesla supercharger stations. 

In true Musk style, he responded to this tweet with an “It is not out of the question” post that not only confirms but also denies anything but also doesn’t say anything of substance. However, the most realistic probability appears to be that Starlink, Musk’s satellite internet brand, will come to have smaller cellphone providers, not the complex all-in-one device with multiple Musk ventures. 

An integration between Samsung and X for the “X Phone” is unlikely since the Korean giant prioritizes its own brand and doesn’t typically partner with other tech brands for co-branded phones. On the other side, creating a new smartphone operating system (OS) is not easy since Android and iOS already dominate the market for no reason. Other operating systems, such as Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS, have failed due to the lack of a powerfully built app ecosystem. 

The idea of an “X Phone” built by Samsung with X OS seems unrealistic for multiple reasons; for instance, debuting a new mobile OS is quite difficult; even Samsung gave up on its own Tizen OS. Although it will be interesting to see whether this report comes true.

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Apple’s iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Copy These Samsung Features

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Apple just concluded its long-awaited WWDC 2024 proceedings, where the brand discussed plenty of significant changes that held across its entire Apple ecosystem. This includes more customizable options, lock screen and control center tweaks, and improvements to privacy options while also offering a much more interactive experience to the users. Meanwhile, most of those features and enhancements already represent the Galaxy ecosystem, as Samsung has already infused most of the features and tweaks that came to the Apple ecosystem. 

Apple’s New iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Features Already Present on Samsung

Samsung has always worked on providing the best and most advanced experience to its entire Galaxy audience. In contrast, Apple has just unveiled a slew of major features and changes that already exist in Samsung’s Galaxy devices. Most of them include the most significant trend going around, AI. In the recent past, AI has been growing rapidly, while several smartphone manufacturers have adapted to the latest trend too, including the likes of Google, Samsung, and now Apple, which has recently joined this ongoing trend too. Here’s everything that Apple announced that is already present across Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem. 

Image editing using AI:

AI has been the most significant topic across the smartphone industry these days, as smartphone brands are gradually joining the race. Simultaneously, the ability to remove unwanted subjects or objects from the images using AI already exists in Samsung Galaxy models, which Apple announced in its WWDC 2024 event. 

Lock screen shortcut customization:

The lock screen shortcuts could easily be customized on Galaxy devices by changing their position and selecting any application from the app list, while Apple got this ability with iOS 18 and iPadOS 18. 

Home screen blank space:

This feature allows smartphone users to have some blank space left while arranging the apps in their desired positions. Meanwhile, Samsung and other Android brands already have this ability, which Apple recently added to its devices with iOS 18 and iPadOS 18. 

Summarizing web pages:

We are familiar with the fact with the fact that Samsung has introduced its summarizing feature with its new One UI 6.1 version, which allows users to easily summarize the content through the Samsung Internet Web browser. Considering that, with iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, Apple devices will be able to use the same feature on their Safari web browser,. 

Messaging using RCS support:

For years, Samsung devices have been able to send and receive messages using the RCS support; however, Apple smartphones have not had the ability to send and receive high-quality pictures and videos from Android devices until now. But with iOS 18, the Messages app on iPhones will support messaging through RCS support.

Proofreading and language tone suggestions:

Samsung introduced an AI feature that allows Galaxy users to easily translate text in real-time through the chat assist with the One UI 6.1 update. Considering that, Apple too introduced a feature that will allow users to proofread documents, emails, notes, and text messages via large language models and machine learning, along with the ability to offer writing style suggestions as well. 

Password Manager: 

Password Manager lets you save all your login information for your apps, email accounts, and other online services, which Samsung lets users do  through its Wallet. Meanwhile, with iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, Apple’s Passwords app will be more advanced, as it will allow users to share passwords with others while also allowing you to save your login information. 

Gaming: 

A new game mode has been introduced with iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, which will shut off all the background activities to provide better gaming frame rates while minimizing distractions created through notifications. This feature already exists in Samsung Galaxy devices in the form of Game Booster and Priority Mode, as this helps Samsung models automatically optimize the game’s settings, whereas Priority Mode helps to hide incoming calls and notifications, ensuring users can focus on their gameplay. 

Miscellaneous: 

Samsung Galaxy devices have the ability to hide certain apps as well as games from the app drawer; users can change the colors of app icons by selecting their desired colors; they have the ability to create multiple pages in the control center while also allowing users to change the position of quick setting toggles and other tiles; and with iOS 18 and iPad 18, users will now be able to display reminders created in the Reminders app within the Calendar app, which Samsung already introduced within its Galaxy devices with the One UI 6.0 version.

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Samsung Mocks Apple Intelligence: “Adding ‘Apple’ Doesn’t Make It Intelligent”

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Samsung is one of the dominant companies in smartphone availability across the world, belonging to the Android segment; however, it still faces tough competition from Apple in terms of unit sales. For your information, in the first quarter, Apple’s latest lineup of devices, the iPhone 15, has occupied the top three positions with the maximum market share. This makes Samsung active in introducing some of the basic utilities to mock Apple.

Recently, Samsung Mobile US official X handle has posted some stuff that directly trolls Apple’s lack of feature availability. In the first post, it said “Adding Apple doesn’t make it a new or groundbreaking welcome to AI. With this statement, the Korean giant mocked Apple’s absence of AI power features the same as Galaxy AI.

In the next post, it says “new photo album name: Pics,” where I asked Galaxy owners, “Can you send me that?” Here, Samsung is questioning the limitation of bulk photo sharing in the form of different albums. In the third post, Samsung counts the basic functionality of moving application icons from one place to another; it says this function has been available on Galaxy devices since 2010.

In conclusion, Samsung is indirectly doing publicly for its software work, and this is not the first time but the company has made it a tradition to count the functionality that is not available in Apple frequently. However, this also pushed Apple to introduce new features in its ecosystem like reports claiming that the company introduced some AI features in the upcoming iOS 18.

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