It’s supposed to be utmost challenge in present technology as Apple’s iOS 8 & Google’s Android Lollipop 5.0 together publicized their Mobile OS updates. Take a look on features of both & compare which one is best as per your prerequisites.
The Mobile OS battle has long been two-player challenge, with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Other competitors exist on the cyberspace like Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS, etc. but their collective market share is very small equal to that two standing on the Top position and beating each other on each and every step in the online market. While Apple and Android both offering cutting-edge mobile technology which keeps us connected, it’s very crucial to get familiar with the differences amongst them to catch a clue of which stage bids what you want.
Actually, Android and iOS are getting much and much closer than ever, so there are many comparisons to talk over in addition to the alterations amongst these two vying operating systems. They both have the same amenities, yet more distinct somehow. Demand of iPhone Application Development is growing day by day as users want something new and fresh in the App store daily. Same thing is also happen with Gogol’s Play store. Here, we compare Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS 8 to determine which one is more fruitful as per fluctuating needs of user’s mind.
Best of the best Look & Feel
There are no major design variations and fluctuations in the iOS 8 compare to iOS 7. iOS 8 fails to prove itself that much dramatic equivalent to older version as iOS 7 comes with a real world objects and deliver something bolder, more colourful and considerably flatter. iOS 8 is just an enhancement and slight modification rather than an advancement and new revolution.
Android’s 5.0 Lollipop goes for a little bit design modifications compare to iOS. Google has announced a new ‘Material Design’ appearance for Android. Lollipop version brings more depth into the look using various shades and also automatically crafts different colours based on the content being presented to the user.
Ding Dong! it’s Notification
Notifications makes a lot of perception as with messaging, phone calls, many social networks, calendar reminders and apps all pinging stuffs at you all-day. So it’s quite obvious that you require a very good scheme to support you with each and every dealing.
When it comes to notifications and alerts, Android Lollipop 5.0 amaze you with few fresh tricks that iOS 8 will not deliver to you. ‘Do not disturb’ mode easily lets you manage how you would going to catch all alerts and notifications. Like iOS 8, Lollipop now also permits you to set your phone on silent mode for a specific time period.
Apps and only apps everywhere on AppStore
Both Apple and Google have its own well-stocked appstore in the marketplace across the globe. It’s a very tough task to compare and differentiate between both of these as both comprise an amazing collection of the widely held mobile applications. iOS approaches with a behaviour to receiving developed applications first as most ratio of developers elect and prioritise Apple devices compare to Android smartphones.
Affluent Battery life
Google’s Android Lollipop 5.0 version makes use of Project Volta’s battery saving technology. Thus new battery saving mode coming with Lollipop will give the 90 minutes more battery life. It supplies more stretched battery life compare to KitKat version.
iOS 8 becomes more proficient than formerly it was, but still looking power hungry. We would like to see Apple introduce a feature which is battery-savvy as iPhone are disreputable for their poor battery life.
Features, Functions and Amenities
Android offers lot more features and functions compare to iOS 8 as always. In terms of refinements, again, both are quite closer to each other. Android and iOS share much of the same DNA. Now with Android’s Lollipop, you can come to know that how much extra time you have before you will need to recharge the device. This amazing feature is missing in iOS 8.
iOS 8 tells you exactly which applications have been consuming battery and by how much, so you can easily remove unnecessary apps.
All about typing with Keyboards
If you make use of smartphones or any tablets for your work purpose, you perhaps need to do lot of keying on that touch-screen keyboard. This is the key reason Apple’s iOS 8 announces capability to install third party keyboards with additional possibilities. All you need to do is drag your finger from one letter to another to spell out a complete word instead of tapping each button.
Android’s Lollipop lets you long press on letters to easily input letters, but now that functionality has been omitted from the iOS version.
Apple introduces its Touch ID detection, fingerprint scanner on all of its new devices. Apple’s iOS is clearly proved itself as a king in terms of security. However, Google also delivers some well-ordered safety actions that can help you keep your work phone or tablet locked down as developers work on Android Application Development by keep in mind all the safety and security issues of devices.
A fresh and a big feature of iOS 8 ‘Handoff’, going to boost the value of Apple amongst the customers. It will let you use an OS X computer. According to this feature, if you have recently been producing an email continuing your journey to home and when you have just reached home, your own Mac PC may automatically ask you to pick up that mail on OS X computer. It will let you answer the phone calls and text messages from your Mac, so all you need to do is link your phone to the computer by signed in into the same account from the phone and on the same Wi-Fi network.
Some these kinds of features are available for Android too, but third party apps are required and it’s not as smooth as Apple’s Handoff. If you own a Chrome book, Android Lollipop will automatically unlock your laptop when your smart device or tablet is nearby it and your notification will seem on both, laptop and mobile device.
Both the platforms deliver health tracking systems for their operating systems. Apple’s “Healthkit” works with the new health related applications and Google offering is called “Google Fit” for Android’s Health and fitness.
Both serve for the same purpose to keep an eye on your health and fitness data. “Healthkit” and “Google Fit” both are advantageous for the developers but Apple’s Healthkit is like passbook which is pulling together data from other health and fitness app into one.
Widgets and Customization
Barely any one can rebuff the fact that with at most customizability Android proves itself the ruler of widgets. In iOS 8 widget s are placed in the pull-down panel, which make them available from any screen, any time. However, the selection of widgets in Apple’s iOS 8 is quite restricted compared to Android’s rich widget collection.
In the matter of personalization, Android’s Lollipop 5.0 is as flexible as we would expect it to be. In this respect, again iOS 8 is a slight restricted.
Android’s lock screen is undoubtedly more user friendly and freely flowing equal to Apple, as android afford you with the ability to unlock your device by swiping finger in any direction, whereas iOS devices can be unlocked by swiping in the right direction only.
You can directly access your device’s Dialer and Camera straight from the lock screen of Lollipop, whereas using iOS 8 device you can access camera app only.
When it comes to Gaming, Apple always on top position by beating Google’s Android all the way. iOS deliver a new gaming API, that will easily let all the Game application developers to acquire extra command than ever. Apple already has 64-bit chips in many of its devices. However, Android 5.0 also support 64-bit processors and showcase boost in its performance.
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In short, Android is exploiting technical makeover which is essential to match iOS in terms of swift speed and battery lifespan, meanwhile Apple is mounting iOS to comprise its own versions of many amenities that have been on Android for short period of time. So which new mobile Operating Systems you think will be successful to grab your attention?
Android Lollipop 5.0 is all about new facilities with attractive renewed design, improved safety and different paths to interact with alerts and notifications. Whereas Apple’s iOS 8 is all about filtering the experience announced with iOS 7. It is also stunning, protected and also supports the best library of commercial and production apps on any mobile platform.
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