Android v/s iOS, was never thought to be a war. Sometimes earlier, “Android was an ugly operating system until Android 4.0(in late 2011), Google’s core design has been actually better than the overlays-and is upgraded faster which adds as a benefit. Apple’s iOS has always stood out-of-crowd showing its class in design. These two giant OS platforms are now rivals and the competition of “who-is-better” is on. The result of the competition varies from user (Brand loyalist). But in fact, the trophy of “who-is-better” title has been shifted according to the versions released.
Apple is always known for its class, be it hardware or software. A large mass choose iOS not caring about its functions just because of its layout. Though Android these days has been better in terms of how the layout looks but this war of design has never been close as IOS always strikes when it comes to this topic.
There is no need of any debate in this topic as IOS only supports “Apple” devices while large number of device consent “Android”. The reason behind this is obvious “open-source”.
Android powered devices by numerous mobile companies have price range with huge variety, low to high. Specially, this is a huge plus for Android on developing countries. IOS powered devices (apparently: by Apple) is considered as a “dream-phone” in developing countries because of its huge price range. If the competition is worldwide, the user range must also be worldwide.
If you talk about the latest versions, then here are some features to focus on:
One of Android’s gifts has been its rich notification system; pull down the notification slider, and you’re given the latest missed calls, Facebook notifications, birthdays, the phone’s beautiful features shortcuts and so on.
Apple’s notifications drawer, lacking for years, have caught up a bit, with more particulars and categories than before. Unfortunately, quick actions are still missing.
Another feature that Android initiated and Apple polished in IOS is how you switch between applications. On Android, double tapping or long press on home button fetches up a vertical list of apps, with previews of content, such as the last few calls, the level of a game, or a tweet you recently tweeted in twitter.
Apple’s version sets up the apps in a left-to-right list instead, besides gives the preview far more screen real estate. To “quit” an app, you just flick an app’s thumbnail up and away to the top of the screen.
With the latest IOS 9 and Android M, Multitasking features has been highly upgraded with bunch of improvements.
Sharing and Social:
Depending on your sharing needs, one OS may suit you more than the other. For instance, if you send things to a few close contacts frequently, iOS’s built-in AirDrop, favorite contacts or the most popular “Facebook”, “Twitter” etc.
Yet, if you want to do a bit more with your files, like share them between multiple apps, back them up to the service of your choice, and move them around more like a desktop OS, Android still leads. But Apple is close on its heels with its new share app (mentioned above), so this could change as apps choose into the native-sharing options.
Comment below what do you prefer..