IOS 7 Vs. Android – Head to Head comparision

Posted on Jun 13 2013 - 10:18am by Erum Shakil

Previously, we discussed the new luscious UI of Apple as unveiled by Tim Cook on the WWDC 2013, now is the time to test it against the competing OS, Android JB 4.2

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1.     Quick Toggles (Command Center)

iOS7: Gesture based Command Center that can be accessed anywhere on an iOS device.

Android 4.2 JB: The two-finger swipe down notification bar is already present. Music controls have been in the notification bar for some time, so that’s not necessarily new.

  2.     Lock Screen Notifications

iOS7: Now you can access notifications center right from the lock screen

Android 4.2 JB: Been there done that, since at least the last two versions of android, it’s definitely been an integral feature

 3.     Browser – Safari vs. Chrome

iOS 7: Apple’s native browser Safari to now feature a 3D looking interface when switching between tabs

Android JB 4.2: Chrome giving that experience for quit some while now, an year or so to be more precise.

 4.     Multi-tasking

iOS 7: a Multi-tasking – apps to run at the background by learning the user’s needs over time (hopefully quickly ad accurately). The user then an access apps intuitively.

Android JB 4.2: Not exactly user-based learning potential so far, but multitasking has been an old feature in Android devices, actually this apparently set android apart from the iOS for a long time.

 5.     Lock Screens

iOS 7: Access the camera app (and probably an added feature to quickly access other apps) right off the Lock screen, and also the classic “slide to unlock” has been revamped to a more android-ish look

Android JB 4.2: Mastered it before Apple did, should really get the credit for it

6.     Semi-live Wallpapes

iOS 7: Apple showed off a new wallpaper that moved the background as you tilted your device from side to side.

Android JB 4.2: 3D Image Live wallpaper.

7.    Auto-app Updates

iOS 7:Oh really a new feature? Users will finally have the option to update automatically.

Android JB 4.2: Don’t even remember since when it’s already been on android, Gingerbread, Froyo?

8.  Google Search VS. Bing

What? Why? Apple is going away with Google search, and giving Siri, Bing to work with, me thinks; that is one of the most useless attempts

9. Notification Sync

iOS 7: Devices will be able to sync notifications across devices.

Android JB 4.2: Google started with Hangouts

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Erum Shakil is an experienced marketing business grad and a technology enthusiast. She has been running her very own YouTube channel to satisfy her pangs for geeky desires and helping others in the process. Offline, she is an experiential marketing strategist, specializing in 360 marketing communication designs for multiple brands in various industries.

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