One of the most frequently asked questions, (after, can I bet on the horse races on my phone) about mobile horse betting, is, which is better Android or iOS. This is a debate that has raged for years in many areas.
Both operating system's support mobile horse betting, so whether you buy a phone that uses Android or an iPhone you will be able to place bets on the horse racing.
The two rival platforms have existed for more than 15 years so are both quite mature at this stage. There is very little that one can do that the other can't, both come with an extensive set of features.
Generally speaking, it probably depends upon who you ask. But is there a way to decide which is best?
Here at Horse Racing Betting Apps, we have been placing mobile bets on horse races for at least a decade. Having switched back and forth between Apple and Android compatible devices a ridiculous amount of times we feel we are in a good place to answer this question.
It's actually a really difficult question to answer as each has its advantages, and there are reasons you might want to choose one over the other. We take a look at the factors that affect whether Android or iOS is better for Mobile Betting on Horse Races.
Whilst iOS is extremely popular it is only available on Apple phones. Android is available on a wider selection of phones. The handset can affect the quality of the betting due to the specification of your phone.
Sometimes Apple phones have restrictions applied meaning that betting apps cannot be accessed. If this is the case Android phones would win hands down.
This is down to personal preference but iOS does tend to get access to new apps or app features first.
Often, due to the quality of iOS developers, bookmakers create apps or add the latest betting feature to Apple devices, so Android users never get the first look at the betting tools or latest apps. So if you want to have access to the latest features first, you need to use iOS.
It's impossible to give a definitive answer to the question of whether Android or iOS is best for mobile horse betting. It is very much down to personal choice. One thing we know for certain is that you need either iOS or the Android operating system installed on your phone to be able to place a bet on the horse racing.