We all have that moment when we are caught in between when making a decision. What’s more, when both options are a to go for, but you can only make one, the indecisiveness game is strong at this point.
Recently, Apple unveiled iPhone 7 is a temptation to upgrade to a better version of operating system. But then again, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are both major player in the mobile technology.
In fact, Android is a mobile operating system based on Linux kernel designed primarily for smartphones and tablets, whereas iOS features and interface are customisable from top to bottom which are seen as being more user-friendly.
The difference between these operating systems goes well beyond the bits and bytes of it all, Android is an excellent OS for users that like to get down and dirty with their smartphones, while iOS is made for simplicity.
Moreover, there is no right or wrong option because one must decide what they want and need. It all comes back down to the concrete factors such as the features, specs and operating system of the smartphones.
But if you spent most of your smartphone life on one platform, you might not know well about the other operating system. Here is a breakdown for you to solve your indecisiveness.
Both iOS and Android have gravitated toward a minimalist, flat, fast, colourful user interfaces.
In fact, Android has added their own user interfaces on top of stock Android but the basic structure with customisable home screens and pull down notifications remains standard. Android ushered in Material Design that gives Android a minimalist look with simple animation, which offers continuity in Google’s apps.
While iOS offers bright and modern feeling where it gives you a sense of depth while you navigate around. iOS 10 offers slick animations, richer notifications and revamp of iMessage, together with a handful of new apps.
iOS Apps: 2 million
Android Apps: 2.2 million
iOS has a more lucrative platform where iOS still leads the way in United States.iOS offers more mobile games and better quality and variety.
But Play Store in Android has a higher percentage of free apps than App Store.
iOS has more detailed battery usage statistics by app in iOS 8, and a battery saving mode, called Low Power Mode.
Android allows users to view battery usage at a glance, broken down by app, with an estimate of how much battery life left. With Lollipop, Google baked a basic battery saver feature into Android, and Marshmallow has added the ability to configure battery optimisation for app. Android also offers fast charging capability that will typically boost your battery by a decent amount in a relatively short space of time.
Photos & Videos Backup
iOS has up to 5 GB of photos and videos can be automatically back up with iCloud. All other vendors like Google, Amazon, Dropbox, Flickr and Microsoft have auto-backup apps for both iOS and Android.
Android has apps available for automatic backup of photos and videos. Google Photos allows unlimited backup of photos if you select the low-resolution option. OneDrive, Amazon Photos and Dropbox are other alternatives.
Most people will never encounter a problem with malware because they don’t go outside the Play Store for apps. Apple’s software updates support older iOS devices also.
Android software patches are available soonest to Nexus device users. Manufacturers tend to lag behind in pushing out these updates. So at any given time a vast majority of Android devices are not running updated fully patched software.
Nevertheless, iOS has better ecosystem of apps and games. If you’re a mobile gamer or app fanatic, iOS is probably best for you. Since Apple controls the App Store with more specific guidelines, its apps are often more consistent and well designed. Android has tried to standardise the Play Store’s offerings, but iOS has more to offer. However, both Android and iOS have far more similarities than differences.