Android and IOS are the two most powerful operating systems we have today. Android is developed by Google which introduced its first Android phone in September 2008 with its T-mobiles G1. Its latest release is the Android marshmallow 6 which is a way more advanced development from its earlier versions.
Apple, on the other hand, developed its first IOS operating system in July 2007 and its operating system has ever since been available on all Apple devices (e.g. iPhone. iPad, iPod and Mac). The current operating system for Apple is IOS 11 beta 3.
The two operating systems are currently running on the most powerful devices in 2017 Samsung Galaxy 8 running on Android and Apple iPhone 7 Plus for IOS.
If you are thinking of getting a new phone and you are trying hard to figure out which device you should go for, this article should serve as a guide to help you out with your choice.
Here are the differences between the Android Operating System and IOS operating systems:
1. Flexibility: Android wins over IOS here because it is open to users of different smartphones. You can find android on almost all of the devices produced as there is no restriction. Apple, on the other hand, restricted its operating system to only Apple devices.
2. Affordability: Android due to its flexibility has made it easy for people to enjoy the operating system by making their operating software available in the low end and medium end gadgets. Apple devices are usually very expensive and not really affordable for people whose income is low.
3. Features: Both Android and IOS have similar features when it comes to their notification settings. Though Google has its Android software on a lot of devices, you can find the original and full features of Android in its device Nexus. The Android system is its pure and original form and does not include any modifications. Android devices come in very beautiful and attractive displays than the IOS. IOS hasn’t changed its display or design on its devices.
Both operating systems are similar as they handle multitasking, battery saving features, phone backups and mobile payments.
4. Applications: Android devices are not selective when it comes to downloads. Though they have Google store which has over two million applications, one can still download APK files on the internet. IOS has lots of restrictions and one of them is its inability to access downloads on internet pages. Apple limits its devices to download on iTunes. IOS has better game applications which one cannot find on Android.
The two operating systems compete constantly on keeping their customers addicted to their devices. IOS applications are unique and can hardly be found on any other operating system. For instance, you can’t find ICloud or Apple Mail on any device except Apple’s devices.
5. Privacy: IOS privacy settings are much better than Android. Android accesses people’s data and protects it. Meanwhile, Android would access your information after seeking permission and would not give any further explanation why the information is required. Also, hackers gain access to Android easier than IOS.
6. Hardware: Android and IOS devices have incredible specifications when it comes to their hardware. They both have hardware features like Full HD Display, excellent cameras with awesome picture quality and with pixel sensors up to 12MP. Both devices come up with amazing updates regularly which come with incredible features for their users.
If you are looking for affordability, Android may be an option for you. If you do your research and try to compare the statistics of those who use either of the operating systems, you will discover that a lot of people are currently using the IOS devices and this is something that Apple takes pride to admit. This, however, doesn’t change the fact that Android is also a very powerful competition for IOS.
The two applications are very similar and one cannot say exactly that one is better than the order. After considering all the features both operating systems have to offer the final decision lies at the hands of the buyer. It is all about your choice and what works for you when deciding which device to get at the end of the day.