December 8, 2016

Comparison – iOS 5 vs Android 4.0! What Is Your Call?

Apple and Google, two of the most famous names in the world of technology and internet. There aren’t much factors where Google and Apple come face to face but definitely there are a few. And the few consists of the mobile operating system. Google and Apple both offer mobile operating system and are much famous for that.

While Apple uses its iOS for only Apple devices, Google allows many other companies to use it(Samsung, HTC to name a few). Maybe that’s the reason of the growth of Android. But with Apple devices’ sales increasing and it becoming the top smart phone manufacturer, it is usual that iOS popularity would increase as well. On the other hand, the almost unbeatable growth of Android is growing day by day, thanks to all the top mobile manufacturers which are using Android as their OSes.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Apple and Google both are almost ready with their latest mobile operating systems which would be launching very soon. Google is coming up with Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) and Apple is coming up with iOS5. This post actually focuses on these two upcoming mobile operating system. Which would be the winner? I am not anyone to decide it but I can definitely place my opinion. Read on!

Apple iOS 5

Operating System for Smartphones

Mainly, both these operating systems are made up for smartphones and then for any other type. So, I decided to choose which one is the better in smartphones by seeing the current features.

Apple iOS 5 comes with many new features as well as with many improved features. The features of Apple iOS5 which impressed me the most are:-

  • Notification Center
  • iMessage
  • Reminders
  • Twitter Special Integrated App
  • Improved Camera Features
  • Improved Photo Viewer
  • Updating Without PC
  • Many more features
On the other hand, Android 4.0 is also coming with some good stuff. Here are the features which impressed me the most:-
  • Improved Multi-tasking features
  • Better User Interface
  • App Switching Made Easy
  • Open Source
  • Android SDK Kit
  • Face Detection for security
  • Many more features

Even though the numbers of features I liked were more in numbers for Apple iOS5 but still I liked Android features more than iOS’s. So, I would like to award this round to Android 4.0.

Winner – Android 4.0

Operating System for Tablets

Before Android 4.0 was announced, the only minus point(in my opinion) with Android was that except Android 3.0(Honeycomb), no other version of Android actually supported tablets so the users were not much comfortable while using tablets with Android 2.3(Gingerbread) or below. Apple iOS, with offering an operating system which was comfortable with smartphones as well as tablets(iPad) took a little lead over Android.

This time, Android has included the feature which they actually wanted to from so long. The Incorporated OS which means Android 4.0 will run of both the smartphones as well as tablets with more comfort and ease. The features would be same as given in the above section with a little tweaking to make it better for tablet users.

Both the operating systems are offering Incorporated OS with the same features as given in the above section so I will go with the above result.

Winner – Android 4.0

Security

Security is something without which all the operating systems would suffer. If they are unable to give the user protection, then it would be a huge minus point for them. Keeping that in mind, both the operating systems have worked to add more and more security features. The new versions would be full of security fixes and almost all the bugs that were found in previous versions would be fixed so that the user experience turns out to be better.

Android has added a special feature which is Face Recognition which would be totally accepted and welcomed by the Android fans. This would totally prevent people from accessing the Android device without the permission of the actual owner of the phone/tablet. On the other hand, sadly, Apple iOS5 doesn’t has any special security features or it hasn’t announced any yet.

With both of them coming with security fixes, only one came up with a special feature for security. That is Android.

Winner – Android 4.0

Availability

If you are impressed by any of the operating system and want to buy any one of them, you need to know which phones or gadgets are using the operating system. With the current news, Apple has already announced the gadgets iOS5 is compatible with(all of them being Apple devices):

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 5
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPad
  • iPad 2

On the other hand, Google hasn’t announced any compatible phone but according to the reports, the first Android 4.0 phone will be launched by Google itself. Apple iOS5 would launch with Apple iPhone5 in September or October but definitely this fall. Google Android 4.0 launch date isn’t specified yet. Many say it will launch in September and many rumors are saying that it would launch in the beginning of November or December. What ever the release date be, the wait is on!

As we have clear information about Apple, Google’s information is not quite clear so…

Winner – Apple iOS5

Verdict

On the whole, I think both the operating systems are good enough to attract many people but with all the features, security and all, I would go with Android 4.0 as the better operating system. Remember, it’s just my choice.

What do you think about it? Do comment to tell what is your choice.

Comments

  1. I have a question – which iOS 5 or Android 4.0 device are you using?
    ‘Coz a comparison without actual hands-on is very lame and naive. Just my bit!

  2. Vinayak Nagri says:

    I wouldn’t like to change your decision. This post has compared these two OSs with the revealed specifications which can prepare the people to choose a phone.

  3. nice comparision rajan..but as rishi said with out actual hands on we cant judge which os is better than other…

  4. Wouldn’t having fewer attack vectors for an OS have more of an impact on security than the face recognition unlock? Google tends to be ahead of the game when it comes to security, but they are still lagging in this area.

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