While the applications and facilities provided by both Android and iOS operating systems is a lot different from each other, but the world smart phone customer base gets hugely affected with each new launch from these giants. While iOS devices are known for their high and modern smart phones, the Android operating system made it possible for the people to have access to all advanced technologies at a range of affordable prices.
Every time a new device from either of the manufacturers is introduced in the market, the whole world eagerly makes comparisons between them. This trend is being followed for the last few years and it does not seem to end anytime soon. With the release of Android devices as well as iOS devices, this rivalry is expected to get a new boost and the famous war between these two is surely going to bloom.
Differences between iOS devices and Android devices
Lock Screens and Home Screens Taking a look at the lock screen of Android devices, it has gone through some commendable changes. Earlier we had to pull down the screen from the top in order to read the notifications, but now we can see the notifications right in the middle of the screen. This feature, somehow, seems to have been adopted from iOS. By double- tapping a notification in Android devices, that particular application will get launched and in order to dismiss it, all you need to do is swipe it to either of the two sides. While a swipe on iOS devices can be used to reply to an email or for marking it as read. These features are well- justified in both Android L and iOS 8.
Contacts, Keyboard, Dialer The keyboard in Android device has been slightly modified but altogether, it is no different from a regular keyboard that we have earlier used on Android devices. All the features, such as auto- correct, emoticons and word prediction are very much a part of Android device. But Apple has efficiently included some very remarkable word- predictions in iOS devices.
Android device phone app has gone through some commendable changes. All the starred contacts are now placed conveniently at the bottom edge of the screen, hence giving quick access to them. Meanwhile, the Search and Last Dialed contacts are at the top. On the other hand, no changes have been made to the Phone app in iOS device, which is understandable since Apple leads here due to features, such as blocking texts and calls from desired contacts.
Multitasking, Notification panel and Quick controls
Android device has done a commendable job in listing the notifications according to their priority. The most important ones are placed at the top and so on. For instance, all emails are now placed at the top while updates are at the bottom. However, Apple has taken a more organized path and by pulling the notification panel down, weather reports and user’s daily schedule will also get displayed. Notifications are now placed separately and the order in which these are listed can be changed by going into the device’s Settings.
These are just some of the features that we have drawn comparison between. However, both Android devices and iOS devices are destined to undergo some changes before their launch dates. It is entirely up to the users to decide which smart phone to invest in. Looking at the current trends, Android and Apple are again going to be at loggerheads.