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Android vs iOS

In 21st Century, technology is growing at a very fast rate. In tune with that even mobile phone technology is growing fast. Based on that even the facilities available are improving and increasing.
Now the companies are not only making mobile phones but they are also making / improving Camera, Music Player, Tablets, PCs, TVs, Web Browsers and many other related technologies which are built together. Of the different types of mobile operating systems that are available, here in of the different types of mobile operating systems that are available, here in this blog we will discuss the two important ones – Android & iOS.
Let us first discuss Android and then we will discuss iOS.
Android:
Android provides a rich application framework that enables you to develop innovative applications for mobile devices and games in Java Language environment. It is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) and led by Google.
It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) and led by Google. Google purchased Android in 2005 from Android Inc. Android has evolved since its launch and has named all different versions based on the names of desserts.
Different Android versions named till March 2016 are Alpha, Beta, Cupcake,Donut, Eclairs, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Icecream-Sandwich,Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop & Marshmallow.
Most Popular Android Apps of 2016
The most popular Android apps released so far in 2016.
1. Weather: Widget Forecast Reader – Free
This is a free app used to track and view weather forecasts and current conditions for the user’s current location also referred to as “My Location” to get real–time updates wherever you go or for any chosen location.
The app can be downloaded from the link given below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handmark.expressweather
2. AppLock – Free
This app is a free app and the most downloaded app in Play Store.
AppLock can protect privacy with features like password lock and pattern lock. AppLock can lock Facebook, WhatsApp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS,Contacts, Gmail etc.
The app can be downloaded from the link given below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domobile.applock
3. CloudMagic Email & Calender – Free
This app is a free app which works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, Outlook,iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP account.
The app can be downloaded from the link given below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmagic.mail
4. Evernote – Free
Evernote is a free app where you can put any sort of data as mentioned in Google play store – “Use Evernote as the place you put everything. When it comes to taking all types of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.”
The app can be downloaded from the link given below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote
5. The Google Drive Suite : Free
Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and it puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and document – are backed up safely so you can easily invite others to view, edit or leave comments on any of your files and folders.
The app can be downloaded from the link given below:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs
 

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Having done with Android, let us now move to iOS.
iOS:
iOS is the operating system for Apple OS that runs on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. The operating system manages the device hardware and provides the technologies required to implement native apps. iOS also work with various system apps, such as Phone, Mail and Safari, that provide standard system services to the user.iOS is divided into four layers – Abstraction Layer, Core service Layer, Media
iOS is divided into four layers – Abstraction Layer, Core service Layer, Media Layer and Cocoa Touch Layer. The App Store is world’s largest marketplace from where you can use one of the Apple’s native applications within iOS.
Xcode is the development environment tool, which is a free download from Apple’s Developer portal (https://developer.apple.com).
If you want to test any of your iOS Applications on a device or release them to the public then you need to pay an annual membership fee of $99.
Most Popular iOS Apps of 2016
The most popular iOS Apps of 2016 are:
1) Facebook
Keeping up with friends is faster than ever using Facebook.
You can also –
– See what your friends are up to
– Share updates, photos and videos
You can download the same from the link given below:
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8
2) YouTube
You get the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPad. You can see what the world is watching in music, gaming, entertainment, news and more.You can explore the hottest videos on YouTube with the latest trending tab.
You can explore the hottest videos on YouTube with the latest trending tab. You can also subscribe to channels, share with friends, edit and upload videos and watch the same on any device.
You can download the same from the link given below:
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8
3) Skype
Skype keeps the world talking with free messaging, audio and video calls with anyone for free. You can talk face to face with a video call, new group video calls with up to 25 people, free voice calls to anyone on skype which can be added up to 25 people on a group call. You can also message your friends in an instant and add up to 300 people to a group chat.
You can download the same from the link given below:
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/skype-for-iphone/id304878510?mt=8
4) WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.You can download the same from the link given below:
You can download the same from the link given below:
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/whatsapp-messenger/id310633997?mt=8
5) Find my iPhone
If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use any iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app, open it and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud.
Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it.
For missing iOS devices, Find My iPhone also includes Lost Mode. Lost Mode locks your device with a passcode and can display a custom message and contact phone number right on the Lock Screen. While in Lost Mode, your device can keep track of where it has been and report back so you can view its recent location history, right from the Find My iPhone app
My iPhone app features.
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8
Now that we have discussed Android and iOS, let us now discuss the major differences between the two.
Difference Between Android & iOS

Features

Android

iOS

Developer Google Apple Inc.
Release Date Sept. 28, 2008 July 29, 2007
Source Type Open Source Not Open Source (Closed)
Availability Phones, Tablets, Kindle Fire, Google Glass, Android Wears, Android TV iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV
App Store Google Play Store Apple App Store
OS Linux OS X, Unix
Programming Language C, C++, Java C, C++, Objective-C, Swift
Widgets Yes No
Internet Browsing Google Chrome, Android Browser, Other Browsers are also available Apple Mobile Safari
Market Share 81.5% 14.8%
Latest Release Marshmallow (Android 6.0) iOS 9
Manufacturer Sony, Asus, Motorola, Samsung and many more Apple Inc.
Available Languages 32 Languages 34 Languages
Features Google Wallet, Google Play Books, Gmail, Play Music, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk Notifications, Newsstand, Safari, Siri, Face Time, Maps, Air Play
Open Source Kernal, UI, and some standard apps Kernal Only
Messaging Google Hangouts iMessage
Voice Commands Google Now Siri
Video Chat Google Hangouts Facetime

I hope this blog was informative in giving a thorough overview & difference between Android and iOS. Now it’s your turn to join us to have a thoughtful and polite conversation, even debate, over these two powerful operating systems.
What do you think, which one is better Android or iOS? You can comment your thoughts on the same below.

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  1. iOS has had widgets for 2 years now, and there are many browsers available, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. You should also note that almost all of Google’s services are available on iOS.

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