Apple iOS 8 and Android Lollipop: Lots of similar features

iOS and Android operating systems have been competing each other for the past few years. Both have succeeded to provide their users with optimum performance and user experience.

Android always had more features and customization than iOS, but iOS retained a higher level of finish. But with the launch of iOS 8, Apple managed to provide as many features as Android.

ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 6 launch: why Samsung will become jealous?

Google also launched its most anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop OS that has an almost iOS-level of fit polish and finish.

Now both operating systems have many similarities than ever before. iOS and Android are both more similar yet more different than at any other point in their histories.

ALSO READ: Google announces main features of Android 5.0 Lollipop OS

Android 5.0 Lollipop

The similarities and differences are as follows:

FEATURES

If noticed, Apple’s iOS 8 has many features similar to the ndroid operating systems. Apple finally addressed the needs of the iOS users and brought new features to enhance the user experience.

But there are still feature differences that separate the two platforms such as in Android users can signify another browser, mail client or chat client to take the place of Google’s built-in tool.

On iOS, user can install those additional applications and other programs can even talk to those apps.

Visually, both operating systems share some similar language and color palettes, but there are still profound differences.

These changes are mainly in how to navigate within apps and getting back to the home screen. Apple has its home button, and navigation takes place within apps, with most navigation typically existing at the bottom of the screen.

On Android Lollipop, the soft menu bar has been updated and it offers a semi-omnipresent way to get in and out of apps.

USER EXPERIENCE

There is huge difference while using iOS 8 or Android Lollipop. Apple allows user to perform tasks in a simpler way. The features now work faster and more seamlessly.

With Android, the experience is not similar to iOS. The tasks are performed quickly, but the experience that comes through most with Lollipop is that Google wants to anticipate user’s next move  before even they know what they want.

The Google Now experience has improved under Android Lollipop to the point that it really does feel like the under-represented center piece of the entire OS, while Apple has given Siri a much more designated role as a background player that comes up primarily on command.

NEXT TO COME

With Android Lollipop, Google has made significant changes to its UI — very much the same way Apple flipped the switch with iOS 7.

Apple’s iOS 8 adoption might not be as strong as prior versions, but developers and users can be relied upon to get with the program.

Android on the other hand has started to give more attention to its UI, UX and features over the past year. Their point of concern is how other apps will adopt the new UI guidelines.

All users are curious to see how iOS and Android will be able to shift into the next phase of wearable computing. Android is already on smartwatches with Android Wear, but that is just the beginning.

Both Google and Apple have many new innovations in their basket to amaze the users. Observing their growth in the last year, promises to offer users with mesmerising features in the coming years.

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com

THE LATEST

Samsung unveils five new devices to take on Huawei

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled five devices in its Galaxy models to take on the new smartphone market leader Huawei. Note20 and Note20 Ultra with enhanced...
`