iOS vs Android

iOS vs Android

From the last couple of years technology has improved in a massive speed. And due to increasing speed in technology there is a huge increase in competition in technology. In today’s busy world technology plays a major role, and due to this reason mobile phones are the most used electronic device world wide to communicate, to collect information, and many other purpose. Earlier, when Symbian OS was more popular in worldwide as there were not many options available.

In 2007, Apple Inc announced their first smartphone which was iPhone. And with that Apple also announced mobile operating system for iPhone which is iOS. iPhone was a big success for the Apple because of the hardware and software which was properly managed and implemented by Apple in iPhone, and also the iOS. iOS was a big successor in mobile operating system but it was only limited to the iPhone’s and not to the other brands.

On 23 September 2008, Google Inc comes in to competition and introduced Android to the world. Android is a mobile operating software which was more familiar with iOS. As Android was more identical to iOS, these both mobile operating system became rival in mobile devices. Android was available to the other brands such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola. And it was a upper-hand to Android.

iOS vs Android which one is better?

Because of the rivalry in between iOS and Android, there are many users who prefer android smartphones because android phones are not expensive compared to iPhone’s and there are varieties as well. And there are many users as well who prefer iPhone’s over Android because of the extra added software advantages. iOS and Android both have their pros and cons, which makes this mobile operating system convenient as per the needs of users. I have mentioned some of the pros and cons of both operating system in this article.

1. Notification

In Android

Android notifications are easy to read, easy to access, simple to manage, and very convenient to act on. In Android notifications are ordered by priority and its manage to groups the notification of similar apps in to one. When notifications are grouped you can expand the notification and respond on it or swipe it clear that particular notification. In Android notification options are channels in one place which makes user customize notifications as per their priority. Although the notifications in android are not perfect, they still needs to be improve in some aspects but when it comes to comparison with iOS then you’ll surely enjoy the notifications in android.

In iOS

After the iOS 12 update in iPhone’s notifications are not that major issue as earlier they used to be. Before iOS 12 update notifications were not managed and organised properly like every notification will have the separate notification panel. There were no grouping in notification center and due to that many important notifications were missed. After the iOS 12 update notifications were managed and were grouped according to the apps. Its easy to respond to the notifications such as emails, messages etc and which a iOS user would prioritize in day to day life. In 2020, Apple announced iOS 14 and still there are not much improvements made in notification as that are made in android.

2. Privacy

In Android

Privacy is the main concern when it comes to android users because android is relaying on open source-code, which indicates that the owner of the android phone or the tablet can tweak with the operating system. And too much of tweaking with the operating system can results in to creating a weakness in their phone’s or tablet’s security. Then there are manufacturer themselves.  If a phone maker puts out a new device with a modification to the Android operating system and there’s a vulnerability in that code, hackers will find it. As we all know Android is less secure compared to iOS because android powers so many mobile devices. The global popularity of the Android operating system makes it a more attractive target for cybercriminals. Android devices, then, are more at risk of the malware and viruses that these criminals unleash.

In iOS

The main frontline features iOS deliver is the privacy of user. iOS is not relaying on open source code program as they do not release its source codes to app developers. iPhone’s owner and iPad owners cannot customize the code on their devices by themselves. iOS is very restricted about the apps, games that you install on your iPhone or iPad. As you cant install any third party applications from the browsers, it only allows users to download apps from the Apple app store. Apple doesn’t allow their users to access to their file memory directly due to which users cant get access to modify codes in to the operating system. In iOS you can control each and every access permission individually requested by the apps. this feature was not included in earlier android devices but in android marshmallow 6.0 it was included. when it comes to privacy surely iOS tends to be superior compare to android

3. App Optimization

In Android

Android is a mobile operating software which is available to many other mobile manufacturing devices like One Plus, Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Nokia, Motorola, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and many other mobile manufacturers. Every app developer has to develop their apps according the devices. There are many android phones available in the market due to which the app developer cant properly optimize their apps for every single android device out there. As app optimization is not that great compared to iOS.

In iOS

On the other hand iOS is a mobile operating system which is available only for the iPhone’s. In September Apple launch their new iPhone’s and it maintains the year gap. As there are not many iPhone models out there compared to android phones, which gives a app developer more time to develop the app and make it well optimize for the iOS. Due to which iOS apps feels more responsive and optimized compared to android. Apps in iOS feels lot smooth, responsive and user friendly due to which it increases the performance and makes user experience great in any iPhones.

4. Customization

In Android

Android is well known for their unique android skins and the customization it offers to the users. You can change the fonts, accent colours, tones, button shapes, icons, clock style, animations, and many other thing. There are many launchers available in Google Play Store such as Nova Launcher, Microsoft Launcher, Apex launcher and etc which helps to customize the User Interface (UI). Nowadys people do not prefer launchers because android skins such as OxygenOS from OnePlus, OneUI from Samsung, Stock android by google gives alot of customization options to the user without installing any 3rd party apps. When it comes to customization android is ahead of google as it allows third party apps which can tweak the operating system.

In iOS

Previously, iOS was not known for customization as there were many drawbacks about iOS which was you cannot change the wallpaper from the home screen, no widgets, and many others. But iOS 13  and iOS 14 changed the game of customization. In iOS 14 apple announced features like adding widgets to the home screen, App library on the home screen, siri compact UI, and many other features which apple fans loved in to this version of iOS. But still apple doesn’t allow to tweak with the operating system. iOS is not a open source code to the app developer like android is due to this reason there are still many features are not introduced yet in the iOS, and on the other hand android allows user to slightly more customize the operating system according to the user.

5. Software Updates

In Android

Android is a mobile operating system powered by Google Inc. Android is available to all the mobile manufacturer companies and there are so many companies who use android operating system in their mobile devices and in that too they have so many series. Its not possible for google to make compatible software for every mobile phone model. And there are only Pixel devices and caompanies like OnePlus, Samsung, LG, Nokia they get software updates of the new android version available. But first of all Pixel devices are prioritize by google to push software updates. If we do not include pixels in the list there are no android phones who gets software updates like iPhone’s.

In iOS

In iPhone’s, software and hardware are integrated together due to which software in iPhone’s are remarkable. As there are not many iPhone’s introduced in a year, Apple introduce 3-4 , and the iOS is limited only to the iPhone’s and not the other mobile manufactures. So the Apple has to develop software for the recently launched iPhone’s and the older generation iPhone’s which does not results in to a situation like android. Apple push software updates for the 5 years old iPhone’s and because of that 5 year old iPhone also seems to be updated. For example iPhone 6s , 6s plus and iPhone SE (which was based on the specification of iPhone 6s with a iPhone 5 series body structure) got iOS 14 update in 2020. It states that software updates in iPhone’s are regular compared to android phone.

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