iOS vs. Android: Text selection and copying
iOS 4 makes it easy to edit text. Simply insert the text cursor where you want to make a change; iOS even magnifies the area you are touching to make the text more legible (upper left). When you tap and hold on text in any app, iOS provides selection handles and pop-up buttons such as Copy, Delete, and Paste, as appropriate for the current context (lower left). It also can copy graphics. Android OS 2.2 lets you tap in text to move your cursor to a specific location, but if you tap too long, the Edit Text contextual menu appears, taking up the entire screen (upper right). Also, many apps do not allow you to select a range of text; one that does is the browser (lower right). And Android can't select graphics.