The iOS operating system was first launched on 29 June 2007, iOS was made by Apple for its hardware devices like iPhone, iPod, and Mac. iOS is the second most popular operating system after Android. Major iOS version release is done annually. The last release was done on 13 September 2016.
The latest iOS release was iOS 10.3.3 and the latest preview is iOS 11 beta 9 (releasing in September).
Android mobile operating system was initiated by Android.inc. This company was bought by Google in 2005. Android was officially unveiled in 2007 and was released on 23 September 2008.
The latest Android “O” (Android O) 8.0.0 released on 21 August 2017.
From the time of their release till now there is a debate going on that which operating system is the best between iOS and Android. We will compare these operating systems on the following basis:-
Covering Top 8 Criteria To Find Out Which Is Better
1) Battery Life
The mAh of and device shows that how much the phone will work without continuous power supply. Few Android phones like Samsung, Sony have a good mAh so you can say that battery of android phones last longer. But don’t come to any conclusion here! Apple controls the optimization of software and hardware in their iPhone, iPad, they check how and when applications will work in the background.
iOS has the benefit to tweak their hardware, being made by the same company. Google Android doesn’t have this benefit to work on this basis. Apple.inc however, solves their battery draining issue till their next update of the operating system.
Whenever you face any issue related to the Operating system of your phone or tablet. You don’t have any Android support; yes you can find assistance from your mobile device operator or retailer. There is no guarantee that any issues related to the operating system will be solved.
Apple support not only works on your device but it also checks your operating system. In Apple support, you get full fledged guidance about the device or any problem with iOS. Apple support works till you are using their device; you can renew your warranty with Apple.
There was a time when Sony Play Station, Nintendo’s 3D dominated the gaming industry. iOS changed this by bringing mobile video games. From then not only iOS worked on their gaming features, but they developed an iOS game center for their players. However Android lacks behind in these features; they don’t have a trusted user experience.
- Game developers first choice is Android because developing games is easy here.
- Less fake games – Play store faces an issue with fake games these are dangerous because hackers provide malware through these. Where as many popular games or applications when released on App Store they are genuine. In iOS, Apple checks each and every application before providing them to their customers.
- Frames per second, many games with HD quality animations and sound have high FPS. Which many Android devices can’t handle. Eg: iPhone SE and 6S can easily work on 60 FPS, but Android devices like Samsung galaxy S7 EDGE, HTC 10 could reach till 44 FPS.
4) OS Compatibility
If you want the latest operating system on your devices then iOS is the only option. This compatibility is not found on Android devices, the Android 7 named Nougat was only available or running on 7% of Android devices. Apple never forgets its old devices while creating their new OS versions.
Apple has control over iOS and iPhone as both are its products. These are compatible with each other and they complement each other. Whereas Google doesn’t control all companies that produce Android devices. Devices like Google Pixel and Nexus are however related to Google, but still, all devices of these brands don’t have the latest version of OS.
When comes to hardware Apple does a commendable job, its customer support and warranty makes it a reliable device. Android phones which are costly and have a good brand backing those works great. Cheaper phones are not trustworthy they wear out very fast and don’t have any customer support.
6) Connection With Other Devices
Apple has different varieties of its devices like Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone, and a wearable device. These are connected with each other through one Apple identity you can write an email on your Mac using your apple watch. Android can be interconnected if you use all the devices of the different companies.
Android stills need to work on this basis to be able to compete with iOS. While having a Smartphone means having few accessories for it, Apple doesn’t work on any other accessories like USB, Headphones, and Chargers, while Android connects with all accessories. Android works on USB port and iOS works on lighting port.
There was a study which said 97% of malware hit was for android and 0% of those hit iOS. When you download any applications you accept that the particular application can access your camera, photos, contacts and other information. In iOS, you can choose what applications or information that application will access. Accepting these access agreement is mandatory in Android but not in iOS.
8) User Experience
Android lets its user customize their phone according to them. Many companies using Android for their devices customize android basic applications and tools according to them. Whereas on iOS there is no customization available Apple doesn’t customize its OS according to different devices. A hardcore gamer or people looking to customize their device will choose Android.
The decision of purchasing a device with anyone of these OS is not easy. Concluding the winner on few bases is easy, but the decision is yours. Android is running on millions of devices all over the world, the second most used are iOS. Android is economical and the devices compatible with it are also affordable. iOS are little costly and are expensive for some people.
If you are looking an operating system which is secure and has quick customer support you can choose iOS. Android is also a good choice and will be preferred by many users. It depends on which functions you prefer to have on your device.