Android is a software platform for mobile devices. It's powered by a Linux kernel. Android was initially developed by Google and later by the Open Handset Alliance.
The iPhone runs an operating system known as iOS (formerly iPhone OS). It is a variant of the same Darwin operating system core that is found in Mac OS X. It is capable of supporting bundled and future applications from Apple, as well as from third-party developers.
Simply learning how to create apps will not give you the competitive edge in this growing sector. You also need to learn the tips and tricks in giving the perfect shape to your creative thinking. NetCom's Mobile Development Professional program gives you a 2-day basic object oriented coding base, followed by 2 weeks of Android and iPhone app development courses.