At this present time, Android and iOS are very common words to the technology lovers and Smartphone users. Android is a Linux based operating system designed for Smartphone and tablet computer developed by Google. On the other hand, iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc.
Firstly, Android Inc. was an independent company, later Google bought that company in 2005 and sold its first Android Smartphone in 2008. Meanwhile, iOS-powered smartphones had brought in 2008 just a year before Android for iPhone by Apple Inc.
Android and iOS are both user-friendly operating systems. Android is an open-source operating system and Google releases the license. Now it is the world’s most widely used platform. Samsung, Sony, BlackBerry, HTC, Nokia uses Android for its Smartphones. It has almost 75% of market shares of the Smartphone worldwide and the total number is 750 million devices. Now the current version of this operating system is Android 4.2. On the contrary, Apple has a market share of 31% of the Smartphone. Apple doesn’t give the license of iOS for any non-Apple devices. So it is impossible installing iOS on non-Apple hardware. Typically the iOS operating system is based on direct manipulation by using multi-touch gestures. The current version of it is iOS 6.1.3
There are numerous features in both the Android and iOS platforms. Android is famous for rich and versatile camera capabilities, visual voice mail, live effects for transforming videos and powerful web browsing. iOS is also superb! It has achieved a unique appeal for some of its specific features such as; Safari. Springboard, FaceTime, Siri, passbook and notably iTunes.
There are almost 8,00,0000 apps in Google pay for Android. On the other hand, Apple has the most apps about 8, 40,000 in its app store. A recent study by a company called uTest indicates that Apple provides the best quality apps than Google. In data published in a ReadWrite story in the first month of this year, uTest said that iOS apps are superior that got a score of 68.5 to the Android apps that got a score of 63.3.
Most used on the internet:
NetMarketShare’s report of March 2013 indicates that iOS-based Smartphone users use the Internet more than Android and it is about 60.1%. Android platform is just behind iOS and it is about 24.9%. Moreover, both these two operating systems is more apt for Internet browsing.
Android and iOS compete with each other vigorously. Their competition recently seems like a battle. So rapid development is made by both manufacturers. Google upgrades Android almost after six months and Apple makes iOS upgrade approximately after a year and brings about a new version.
Android has created its major market in Europe so did Apple in North America. Both these two operating systems have been leading the Smartphone world; somewhere appeal of Android is more. Anyplace the popularity of iOS is sky kissing. So it is quite difficult to identify which one is the better platform. Above all, both Android and iOS are the symbol of absolute innovation of modern technology.