Android vs. iOS – An in-depth comparison

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Android vs. iOS – An in-depth comparison

It is a known fact that Android from Google and iOS from Apple are having a head-on collision in the mobile operating system sector. Both of them have literally revolutionized the tech world by bringing in amazing features with every update.

Anything said and done, the competition between these two is at its peak, and we believe that it is going to exceed our levels of imagination in the years to come. In this article, we are going to get into a detailed comparison between offerings from the two tech giants in the world.



Both iOS and Android use touch interface. Features like swiping, tapping and pinch zoom are common in both. In the home, screen iOS has only row icons, while Android allows having widgets. iOS has a dock feature that allows the user to ping the frequently used apps. Both OS have the status bar on the top which shows information about the network, mobile data, and Wi-Fi. It also shows the newly received emails, messages, and other notifications.


In Android OS the apps are available on the Google Play Store. There are nearly 60,000 apps available. Some original iOS apps such as Pinterest are also available for Android. In a device, with Android OS you have some stock Android apps such as YouTube, Gmail and a lot more.

The Apple Store currently has 70,000 apps. The devices with iOS will come with stock iOS apps such as Safari browser. It is said that app developers first develop an app for iOS, and then they go for Android. The apple store offers some exclusive applications like Infinity Blade and Tweetbot.

Stability of Apps and Operating system

From time to time there has been a difference in the stability factor. In 2014 Kitkat from Android was rated as a more stable OS than iOS 7.1. Android 2.3 Ginger Bread is considered to have the highest crash rate among all the Android versions. It had 1.7%. While Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat had a crash rate of 0.7%.  iOS 7.1 is considered to have a crash rate of 1.6%. iOS 7 and iOS 5 have 2.1% and 2.5% of crash rate respectively.


When to speed iOS clearly has the upper hand. It once beat an Android Samsung device which has higher specifications. The speed test involved opening the same set of several apps at once. iPhone was able to complete the task within 1 minute and 21 seconds. While Samsung took 2 minutes and 4 seconds to complete the task.

People should understand the fact that the speed of the device is not dependant on the specs or the OS. The way how app publishers develop an app for specific operating systems also counts.

Software Upgrades

Everyone should know that Google comes with updates on a regular basis. But it is up the phone manufactures to decide whether they want to roll out the update or not. Most of the upgrades received by the people who use android are at least five months old.

In this area, there is a clear advantage to iOS. It is because unlike Android they have the total control over the device and the OS. There could be a few exceptions on certain things. For example, iPhone 4S will not get any updates for Siri.

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