I dig the iPhone for being a quality device, but I'm not about to mindlessly bang the Apple drum here based on unfounded non-sense. But purely speaking of mobile computing devices with none of the nonsense double speak, the choice of Android hardware is very broad and the quality ranges from average, good to premium. Unfortunately for Apple  the Android OS and interface is pretty much able to do everything that iOS can do purely as a consumer device without all the other extended none device related nonsense.


 
This also means that it gives Android the opportunity to provide the iOS interface experience for the main part (aside from the live 'n' breath music and music management for hipsters who enjoy their music aspect/ethos of it) to a wider potential market whilst also giving Android users the ability to do more with their devices whether they choose to or don't choose to. More often then not many will gradually do more with it as other Android users tell them about it if its useful to them. Nearly all the apps you can find on iOS you can find at Google play for android.


 
Essentially the Android platform is now able to cultivate a larger loyalty base that can optionally choose to move to more expensive premium Android hardware if budget permits or if they choose to. There's also the fact that even mid range and some high end Android hardware is available at a reasonable price these days. It's also quite likely going to be the case that users that have had opportunity to extend their usage needs on an Android device (beyond what Apple officially allows on their devices) will most likely stick with an Android device to possibly move up the Android hardware range even if they could afford a brand new iPhone. Obviously developers and all those well versed in Unix/iOS coding will be able to do pretty much anything they like with their iOS device.



 There's also the fact that there's an even greater push for silky smooth sound quality with a number of Android devices being kitted out with an on-board beats audio frequency dynamic like handling. I've not tested an iPhone 5, so who's to say they've not improved the sound quality even further in the iPhone 5? 



Personally I just like my privacy and security without complication. So whether android or iOS I'm not bothered one way or the other as long as I'm able to do what I need to do on it. But affordability will come into it. If I have more I'll spend more if required. But  People will do what they want and do what they intend to do regardless of whichever device they choose to use.



I like using iTunes for being so damn easy to use which is probably why I'd still continue to use an iDevice of some type for generic music listening. Even if I replace my old 3G iPhone with something else I'd still use the 3G as a dedicated music player, in fact when using it as a music player with all mobile, and wireless connectivity turned off it could go for a few days without having to charge it. I don't think iOS is necessarily better then Android in the more general sense of purely being an OS for a mobile smart device.



 There's nothing wrong with Apple devices at all, but I'm kind of sick of people spouting mindless crap about iPhone's an iPad's as if they were the be all and end all of mobile computing devices having stayed in a developing region of S.E Asia for while where the extent of it is just ridiculous. The vast majority of people who aspire and lust after one will never actually be able to afford and own one although they'll talk it up and protect the name as if they do own one or see it as a personal attack on them if someone does bad mouth it, which is just insane. Sure there are other things that go with owning an iPhone but the status symbol thing seems to play a greater aspect then usual out there. That's about the only reason I've been put off by the whole Apple thing more recently. Which is not a statement to suggest I don't like Apple devices. It just bugs and annoys me when people try to dump on Android when as an OS and hardware combo when its proven to be just as competent a device regardless of perceived hardware quality. Again purely as a mobile computing device I couldn't even really see myself doing that much more with an Android device within the price and spec range then I maybe would with an iPhone 5 if I could afford one. 
 



I think in developed regions its just a case of taking your pick within the price range. So even if you choose an iPhone for its simplicity and the whole music thing, you'll find just as good an Android device that's just as good in terms of quality, features and build respectively. 



I'm not really an email junkie. but personally I'm thinking of going the way of a Blackberry Playbook and a Blackberry 10 device when I can afford it just to be different. There's the fact that the playbook can be used in conjunction with many Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capable Smartphone's other then Blackberry's. Plus the Blackberry app catalog seems to be reasonably comprehensive for what I'd potentially use it for thanks to the playbook. Meaning the soon to be released Blackberry 10 will have a pretty extensive number of apps to use on it when it does land.