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iPhone Better than Android, Claims Apple CEO Jobs

The iPhone has confirmed its dominance over smartphones based on Google's rival Android OS, Apple CEO Steve Jobs told attendees at the company's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Jobs dismissed reports that Andriod sales had surpassed those of the iPhone in he US as a fluke.

Citing a report prepared by Nielsen (opens in new tab), Jobs said Android sales had now been pushed back into third place, with RIM's Blackberry leading the way and Apple's iPhone in second place.

Comparing the iOS 4 to Android 2.2 FroYo, Jobs demonstrated a number of features he said were provided by the Apple OS but absent in Google's Android platform.

He also noted that the latest release of Android, 2.2, isn't actually shipped with any device - though it is expected that both the Nexus One and Motorola Droid will move to FroYo. Apple's latest mobile OS, the newly-released iOS 4, is already in use on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. Jobs said iOS 4 is expected to be available on the iPad this autumn.

iOS 4 offers multitasking, and has a unified inbox for better organisation - a function not currently available on FroYo.

One big difference that may sway some users is the fact that Android, unlike iOS 4, supports Adobe Flash. Apple's OS supports only HTML5 and products from its own App Store.