Android and iOS are the two major dominating operating systems in the market right now. Users have their own preferences as to which one to choose. Let us look into some aspects of both of these competitors:
Android is open source developed up by LINUX.
On the other hand, iOS is not an open source and runs on OS X and UNIX.
Android devices are manufactured by major phone companies like Samsung, Motorola, algae, HTC and Sony.
iOS runs only on Apple manufactured productslike the iPhone, iPad and Macbook.
While many users complain that the touch on Android devices is not very comfortable, it also depends on the brand that manufacture the phones. Some are responsive, while the others are not.
On the contrary, iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad have a very smooth and responsive touch.
Play Store is the primary app from which most of the Android apps can be downloaded. However, third party apps can also be downloaded from other stores. Though most of the Android apps are cheap and have a convenient mode of purchase, they are prone to malware as they are downloaded from external sources.
iOS apps can only be bought or downloaded from the App Store. It doesn’t support third party app downloads, thus negating the possibility of malware. Users can only purchase through credit card.
Android devices usually have removable batteries. However, in some cases it’s not safe. For example, the Samsung Note 7 reported major issues with phones exploding.
iOS devices have an inbuilt battery. However, we can optimize it’s life by putting it on the ‘Low Power Mode’ which is a new feature in the iOS 9 and later versions).
Files of any type (text, photos, videos, etc.) can be downloaded over the Internet.
iOS doesn’t support online downloads, however, we can save open files(text) in apps like Adobe Acrobat and MS word.
Android Devices have regular software patches and antivirus apps to protect them from malware, which comes at the cost of slowing down the software.
iOS, on the other hand, doesn’t face problem with malware or lagging as apps can only be downloaded from the App Store.
To sum it all up, and to decide which OS suits a user better, below is a simple theory:
If you are a person who downloads a lot over the Internet, likes to customize your phone and needs a decent performance, go ahead with the android.
If you prefer a simple interface, less customization, high performance and fewer downloads over the internet, then iOS would meet your needs.