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[Other] Diffrence between "Android" & "iOS"

2015-01-08 22:29:42
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Google'sAndroid and Apple's iOS are operating systems used primarily in mobiletechnology, such as smartphones and tablets and even PC's.
Android, which is Linux-based andpartly open source, is more PC-like than iOS, in that its interface and basicfeatures are generally more customizable from top to bottom. However, iOSuniform design elements are sometimes seen as being more user-friendly.
Youshould choose your smartphone and tablet systems carefully, as switching fromiOS to Android or vice versa will require you to buy apps again in the GooglePlay or Apple App Store.
Android is now the world's most commonly usedsmartphone platform and is used by many different phone manufacturers. iOS isonly used on Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod.

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Google Apple Inc.
OS family
Linux OS X, UNIX
A lot. Can change almost anything. Limited unless jailbroken
Initial release
September 23, 2008 July 29, 2007
Programmed in
C, C++, java C, C++, Objective-C
Dependent on a PC or a Mac
No No
Easy media transfer
depends on model with desktop application iTunes
Source model
Open source Closed, with open source components.
Open source
Kernel, UI, and some standard apps The iOS kernel is not open source but is based on the open-source Darwin OS.
Yes No, except in NotificationCenter
Call features supported
Auto-respond Auto-respond, call-back reminder, do not disturb mode
Internet browsing
Google Chrome (or Android Browser on older versions; other browsers are available) Mobile Safari (Other browsers are available)
Available on
Many phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire(modified android), LG, HTC, Samsung, Sony, Motorola, Nexus, and others. Also, Google Glasses iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple Tv (2nd and 3rd generation)
Touch screen, Smartwatch Touch screen
Google Hangouts iMessage
Voice commands
Google Now (on newer versions) Siri
Google Maps Apple Maps
Video chat
Google Hangouts Facetime
App store
Google Play – 1,000,000+ Apps. Other app stores also distribute Android apps. (unconfirmed ".APK's") Apple app store – 1,000,000+ Apps
Market share
81% of smartphones, 3.7% of tablets in North America (as of Jan'13) and 44.4% of tablets in Japan (as of Jan'13). In the United States in Q1 2013 - 52.3% phones, 47.7% tablets. 12.9% of smartphones, 87% of tablets in North America (as of Jan'13) and 40.1% of tablets in Japan (as of Jan'13)
Available language(s)
32 Languages 34 Languages
Latest stable release
Android 5.0.1(lollipop) iOS 8
Device manufacturer
Google, LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, ASUS, Motorola, and many more Apple Inc
Upcoming releases/Release dates
Unknown Unknown
Working state
Current Current

Which one do you use and like?

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85.71% (36)
7.14% (3)
7.14% (3)
2015-01-08 22:29:42
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I Love MIUI ( Redefined Android ). And with MIUI customization is awesome/ fantastic. {:m006:}
2015-01-09 01:28:01
Nice comparison.. I like android more.. Because of its open nature.
2015-01-09 02:33:06
I Love Android and On Top of That MIUI is Excellent !! {:m003:}
2015-01-09 02:54:01
very nice...thanks..
2015-01-09 03:20:59

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This post was edited by imshyuan at 22:33, Jan-08-2015

I like iOS8 design (over lollipop), but I like android user interface because it is a lot more user friendly.
2015-01-09 06:32:08
2015-01-09 10:02:11
I'm using Android but i like iOS {:m001:}
2015-01-09 10:31:21
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yes. same here. user friendly and beautiful interface
2015-01-09 14:25:20

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buttwaris Author |


exactly. i also do
2015-01-09 14:25:53

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buttwaris Author |


miui best of all :)
2015-01-09 14:26:07
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