Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (IISIT)
One of the major decisions that prospective consumers of a Smartphone have to make is choosing its operating system. Currently, the most prevailing operating systems are Apple's iOS and Google's Android. This empirical paper investigates if users of iOS and Android differ in their perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of smartphones. The paper examines smartphone possessors' perceptions of the characteristics of their mobile phone use, when compared to consuming the same services via a computer. The main findings indicate that there were no significant differences between the users of the two operating systems with regard to the general characteristics of the Smartphone as a mobile device.