Apple's launch of iOS5, may work as an update on Apple's mobile operating system to catch up with the other mobile operating systems in the market, but some features sported by Google's Android are way ahead.

iMessage and iCloud in Apple's iOS5 cannot probably be compared to numerous other features that the Google Android has.

The free, voice-guided GPS in Android phone does not need you to read out the directions from the handset while driving, unlike the iPhone Maps app. Android's built-in method allows users to jump directly into navigation from address links in other apps, whereas with the iPhone, you must manually copy and paste the address into your app of choice.

Lack of GPS navigation in iPhones could be fixed if only customization would have been easier. The only way you can set a third party app is by Jailbreaking your iOS device. On Android, if you want to use alternative apps for mail, Web browsing or navigation, you can set those apps as the default for all related functions.

Apple also fails to support Adobe Flash. Flash can only work well for mobile browser although iOS will support HTML5 web apps.

The Android widget and home screen comes with full flexibility and functionality. You can customize your screen and populate your widget with whatever is installed on your phone. You can have information like breaking news, sports scores, incoming messages, or media playback controls.

With iCloud, iOS5 can store pictures, music, apps and documents, the only limitation being that a user can't stream music to a browser. With Android, you can feel Google Account Integration's benefit. You can edit your Google-Docs on your phone or tablet, and continue it from your laptop or desktop. Upload music, and stream it directly to your phone. You even can do a VoIP call via Google voice.

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