The discussion above on Twitter is symptomatic of how many people view iOS and the constraints of the iPhone. Constraints that almost always are not present unless you are looking at using an iOS device with no third party apps installed.
It’s an age-old argument and one that Kevin summed up in his tweet-
The comment was it can’t be done. Even if using Dropbox it quite clearly can. If someone said that about Android you would correct them.
If Apple allows third party apps to do something that is not natively present on one of its devices, then it can be done. This applies to much more than file management and if you spent the time to see what Android can do that iOS can’t, the eventual list would be very small indeed.
I’m not talking about making the home screen look nice and that, but real things that a user may want to do. They might not know that it cannot be done, but if they have a need to do it then they should quickly be able to discover what they need to do.
File management is a classic example because even though a file manager is usually present on an Android device, the process to use it is sometimes needlessly complicated and then fraught with inconsistency and errors. That is not a generalisation, just an opinion based on my experience. I have photos, music, videos and every file I need ‘on’ my iPhone and the process of getting them there was very easy without the need to even connect to my Mac.
So, my challenge to you is to comment on this article and tell me what Android can do that iOS can’t.