The Tech Giant war is progressing at a fast pace and this has always been observed that this war continues to its rage with the announcement of any new release. The assumptions are made accordingly by the people that which platform is going to be at the top and which would lag behind in the race of becoming better. Both the companies Android and Apple offer lucrative opportunities to its consumers, thereby catering a new era of technology experience. As it has been highly rumored, that Apple and Google is going to unveil its mobile operating system, iOS 8 and Android L in this autumn. The comparison has been made in order to know about the functionality residing in store for iOS and Android devices. Recommendation concludes that the comparison must be made by looking at the following most exclusive features of both the operating systems:
Availability regarding Android L vs iOS 8: There are massive number of ways to get on these devices as both the devices are expected to release in autumn. As they are available in beta and preview versions so it will be very crucial to install them on your main device. We can use Android L for free, whereas if we want to switch on iOS 8 then we will have to pay to join Apple’s developer program.
Design of both the operating system: There is no denying fact that the design of iOS 8 is not much different than its previous versions as the previous version has already brought varied design changes. There have been several shortcuts for people whom you interact more on multitasking window and a new style keyboard. Whereas, Google introduced a new look Material Design to Android L which was even useful for the developers in the application development process. It consists of a layered approach and caters certain elements as shadows, gradients and tiles that automatically creates touches of color on the basis of content being displayed.
Features and Notifications: Both operating system consists of exclusive features. In Android L there might be more enhanced notifications that we could see on the lock screen. In the same manner, iOS have improved notifications by which user will be able to reply to text or messages without closing the app running in the background.
Lock Screen and Multitasking: There is a new lock screen function in Android L which enable users to see notifications and access them. Whereas in iOS 8 lock screen can be unlocked via sliding on right side. Multitasking has been good in iOS as Apple has currently added favorite contacts to the screen that can be easily accessed and allows to quickly and easily call as well as text. When in fact Android L has brought multitasking to a new level by allowing Apps to appear on cards in a carousel. Apps will even show cards accordingly the way they are being used and cards could be viewed on multitasking screen which is distinct from that of iOS 8.
Security and Battery life: There is a personal unlocking feature introduced by Google, whereas Apple consists of Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Both the platforms consist of the latest security features which are available to those using iPhone 5s or Android Smartwatch. It has been observed that Android L will consist of a battery saving mode that enable user to know regarding battery usage by apps. iOS 8 do not consist of such feature.
64 Bit, Health and Fitness: Both the platforms will be compatible with the 64 bit devices that will cater to speedier and smoother performance. Moreover it is going to boost Android devices more. In regards to the healthcare industry, Apple is offering a health kit and Google is going to cater Google Fit in order to track your health and fitness data.
New Developer Features: Both platforms have combined new tools that could be useful for developers. Apple offers an extensibility feature that allowed easy communication of applications with each other. Todays extension was another feature of Apple’s extensions that is estimated to appear on notification center. Similarly, Google has introduced new features of direct links to apps from Google searches going within the browser. But it is being speculated that iOS 8 will consist of the more exciting features in comparison to that of Android L.
By: Ridhima Gupta
Posted: July 10, 2014, 12:29 pm
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