Android vs iOS

Android vs iOSAndroid vs iOS are operating systems used primarily in mobile technology, such as smartphones and tablets. Android, which is Linux-based and partly open source, is more PC-like than iOS, in that its interface and basic features are generally more customizable from top to bottom. However, iOS’ uniform design elements are sometimes seen as being more user-friendly.

Android vs iOS

Android vs iOS You should choose your smartphone and tablet systems carefully, as switching from iOS to Android or vice versa will require you to buy apps again in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Android is now the world’s most commonly used smartphone platform and is used by many different phone manufacturers. iOS is only used on Apple devices, such as the iPhone.

Android vs iOS
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Customizability A lot. Can change almost anything. Limited unless jailbroken
Developer Google, Open Handset Alliance Apple Inc.
Initial release September 23, 2008 July 29, 2007
Source model Open source Closed, with open source components.
OS family Linux OS X, UNIX
Widgets Yes No, except in NotificationCenter
File transfer Easier than iOS. Using USB port and Android File Transfer desktop app. Photos can be transferred via USB without apps. More difficult. Media files can be transferred using iTunes desktop app. Photos can be transferred out via USB without apps.
Available on Many phones and tablets. Major manufacturers are Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC and Sony.. Nexus and Pixel line of devices is pure Android, others bundle manufacturer software. iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
Calls and messaging Google Hangouts. 3rd party apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Duo and Skype all work on Android and iOS both. iMessage, FaceTime (with other Apple devices only). 3rd party apps like Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Duo and Skype all work on Android and iOS both.
Internet browsing Google Chrome (or Android Browser on older versions; other browsers are available) Mobile Safari (Other browsers are available)
App store , Affordability and interface Google Play – 1,000,000+ apps. Other app stores like Amazon and Getjar also distribute Android apps. (unconfirmed “.APKs”) Apple app store – 1,000,000+ apps
Available language(s) 100+ Languages 34 Languages
Video chat Google Duo and other 3rd party apps FaceTime (Apple devices only) and other 3rd party apps
Voice commands Google Now, Google Assistant Siri
Maps Google Maps Apple Maps (Google Maps also available via a separate app download)
Latest stable release and Updates Android 8.0.0, Oreo (Aug 21, 2017) 11 (Sep 19, 2017)
Alternative app stores and side loading Several alternative app stores other than the official Google Play Store. (e.g. Aptoide, Galaxy Apps) Apple blocks 3rd party app stores. The phone needs to be jailbroken if you want to download apps from other stores.
Battery life and management Many Android phone manufacturers equip their devices with large batteries with a longer life. Apple batteries are generally not as big as the largest Android batteries. However, Apple is able to squeeze decent battery life via hardware/software optimizations.
Open source Kernel, UI, and some standard apps The iOS kernel is not open source but is based on the open-source Darwin OS.
File manager Yes. (Stock Android File Manager included on devices running Android 7.1.1) Not available
Photos & Videos backup Apps available for automatic backup of photos and videos. Google Photos allows unlimited backup of photos. OneDrive, Amazon Photos and Dropbox are other alternatives. 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.
Security 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. 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.
Rooting, bootloaders, and jailbreaking Access and complete control over your device is available and you can unlock the bootloader. Complete control over your device is not available.
Cloud services Native integration with Google cloud storage. 15GB free, $2/mo for 100GB, 1TB for $10. Apps available for Amazon Photos, OneDrive and Dropbox. Native integration with iCloud. 5GB free, 50GB for $1/mo, 200GB for $3/mo, 1TB for $10/mo. Apps available for Google Drive and Google Photos, Amazon Photos, OneDrive and Dropbox.
Working state Current Current
Interface Touch Screen Touch Screen
Supported versions Android 5.0 & later (Android 4.4 is also supported but with patches) iOS 8 & later
First version Android 1.0, Alpha iOS 1.0

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