Which is the better OS?
How often do you hear it? I come across many people who keep on asking the same thing with each new release of an operating system. No wonder, you get so many new updates with each new version of Apple and Android that you cannot make your own verdict about the thing without referring to other’s opinions. Hence, making up your mind for the new OS requires material classification of things which is possible only if it is done by one who have developed or studied the technology or someone who has used it for some time.
Here we are directly referring to the reports produced by experts comparing key features of Android 5.0 Lollipop with those of iOS 8. Let’s find out what Aberdeen Research Analyst Sean Butler and Tech Pro Essentials Editorial Director Jim Rapoza have to say about the key areas:
Interface is everything that interacts with user on face. It’s the stimulating factor, the cross-communication channel across two ends. The fact that iOS has been more attentive towards flatter and cleaner interface design, it has been successful over the period of time to grip better connection with details and attract better facility in connection with screen transitions and navigations. iOS8 is built on the same lines. Talking of Android Lollipop, it has now adopted the same approach, making the interface more even and smoother. Lollipop brings hopes for Android in this department. So, comparing both of them on this factor puts them at equal scores.
You require a phone to make and receive calls. That’s the basic requirement you have from a phone. Truly though, you have to stick to basics but also upgrade with time to make the whole experience of phoning interesting and simpler at the same time. Android Lollipop goes far beyond addressing this idea with things like image detailing, important call highlights, call history management and more. While Apple continues with the same old pattern with everything related to using the phone for its basic functionalities with the new iOS8.
Till now, Android ruled the industry with how it engages users with their information dynamics. They connect different in-house platforms and user accounts to serve you with excellent system for notifications. However, with iOS8, Apple has caught up with great ways to notify users with high-quality no-frills alert system (using optimum combination of calls, texts and sounds). iOS8 comes with better response generation system and user oriented techniques to help you read important messages first – intelligently prioritizing it across various scenarios. Also with Android Lollipop removing Lock Screen widgets, Apple this time wins it with the new capacity of alerts introduced in iOS8.
Battery life is most important for high-rush phones and most of them have a history of improving it with each release. Both the OSes have come up with better in terms of battery back-up this time improving battery life by adding a new processor in the latest iPhone and Android. So, you find both iOS8 and Lollipop living up to your expectations better than ever.
By providing just what user needs, iOS8 stands a clear winner in this department. You get the same neat interface to message without having to mess-up with details and investing much of efforts to get it done. Google on the other hand lacks the ‘primary messenger’ and looks quite in doubt with what it should offer to its user and that gets even worse experimenting with the third-party messaging apps like Hangouts.
The quality of camera and photos in a phone speaks a lot about its utility as a device. The new iOS supports the excellent camera facility offered by the new iPhone 6. Standardized interface of the iPhone camera is preferred by many users over wide variety of quality offered by Android devices. Most of them on the other hand opt for high-utility cameras available with superior devices supported by Android to taste an engrossed experience with photos and videos.
With iOS8, Apple has provided users with more options and better moves to customize interface, notifications, apps and in-built functionalities with the environment behaving still the same. Being an open source platform, Android has always been more inviting towards customizable features. Android Lollipop comes with more options in widgets, app grouping, multi-user capability and more facilities to help customize your phone. However, the level of customization you could do with your phone highly depends on the device you are using.
So, all in all, if we go into the details of what each of them provide at an inclusive capacity, we will find no clear winner. For most of them, it’s a matter of choice, and depends highly on which feature and of what capacity is required to fit their needs. I personally feel that both of the operating systems have respectively done great job at their individual capacities, which makes the richest of all reasons, the reason to use a mobile service, much stronger and sharper than ever.