Google offers Android as the operating system. Besides, Apple devices use iOS as its operating system. If you have not tried one of those operating system, it may be difficult to compare both OS. The basic difference of Android and iOS is on user interface. Android has simpler user interface. The features are also more customizable. However, now, iOS is designed more user friendly.
Before choosing any smartphone and tablet, you should consider its operating system. So, you need to consider whether you want to use Android or iOS. Android is used by most smartphone manufacturers in the world. While iOS is only used by Apple devices.
To enable differentiate between Android and iOS, you can check the comparison below.
- OS developer.
Android is developed by Google. Besides iOS is developed by Apple.
- Latest Version.
The latest updates of Android is Android 11. Besides, the latest version of iOS is iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1.
Android can be customized a lot. You can change and custom anything on it. This customization is impossible to do in iOS since it is limited customization.
- File Transfer.
Android offers easier file transfer. You can transfer the files to PC by using USB port or Android File Transfer app. You also can transfer photos without using any app. Unfortunately, iOS only allows the file transfer by using iTunes app.
Bot Android and iOS offers widgets on the screen except on the lock screen.
- Internet browsing.
Android uses Google Chrome or other browser apps. Firefox browser also supports ad blocking. iOS uses Safari as browser app. Even you use other browser app as the default, iOS will use Safari or Webkit behind the scene. iOS also can block ads if you use FireFox.
- Map service.
Android has Google Maps for web mapping service. Besides, iOS uses Apple Maps as a default map apps. You still can use Google maps on iOS but you need to download it via separate app download.
Android offers more than 100 languages while iOS only offers 40 languages.
- Virtual assistant.
Anroid offers Google Assistant that can help you to do your daily activity. iOS offers Siri as its virtual assistant.
- Supporting devices.
Android is available on many smartphones and tablets. Smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, Xiaomi use Android as their operating system. Pixel as a device created by Google also use Android as its OS. Besides, iOS is available on iPhone, iPod, iPad, and also Apple TV.
That’s all Android and iOS comparison. From the explanation above, you will be able to know the strengths and the weaknesses of each OS.