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Post on 2014-12-2 14:15:19 | All posts |Read mode
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Android 5.0 Lollipop vs iOS 8, which oneyou like most?

Apple and Google have both recently unveiled their upcoming mobile operating system updates, both set to be released this autumn. Google's offering is Android Lollipop, while Apple's is ios8. Here, we compare the two in ourAndroid Lollipop vs iOS 8 comparison preview. Which one do you prefer for?

Android L vs iOS 8 comparison: Design
The design of iOS 8 is mostly unchanged from the design of iOS 7, which isno surprise as it was iOS 7 that brought the major design changes. iOS 8 hasthat 'flat' design, ditching all signs of skeuomorphism in favour of minimalistaesthetics.

This year, it's Android's turn for a bit of a design change. Google hasintroduced a new 'Material Design' look for Android, which has also beenoffered to developers for use in their Android apps. Android L brings moredepth to the operating system's appearance using shadows, and also automaticallygenerates touches of color based on the content being displayed.
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Above: The dialler in Android Lis a good example of the new design. It uses circles instead of squares, and isbrighter and lighter overall. The icons along the bottom have been tweaked too.

AndroidL vs iOS 8 comparison: Notifications
In Android L, you'll find new, enhanced notifications. You'll beable to get them on your lock screen, and they'll be automatically ordered inpriority. You can swipe them away if you want to dismiss them, or double tap toopen the relevant app.

Similarly, notifications have improved in iOS 8. They're nowinteractive, so you'll be able to reply to text messages, accept calendarinvitations, snooze reminders and even Like Facebook statuses you're tagged inwithout even having to leave the app you're in. You can already swipe them toautomatically go to the relevant app, but you can't swipe to dismiss them.
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We'd say iOS 8 when it comes to its new notification features,and we're particularly excited about the new interactive capabilities they'lloffer.

AndroidL vs iOS 8 comparison: Lock screen
As mentioned briefly above, Android L brings a new lock screento devices. In addition to being able to see notifications, you'll also be ableto swipe up to unlock, swipe right to launch the dialler or swipe left tolaunch the camera.

In iOS 8, the lock screen is unchanged from iOS 7, offeringnotifications, slide right to unlock and slide up to access the camera. There'sno way to quickly access the dialler, though.

AndroidL vs iOS 8 comparison: Multi-tasking
Multi-tasking in iOS 7 was already pretty good, but Apple hastaken it a step further by adding recent and favourite contacts to the screen whenyou double click the home button to access the multi-tasking menu. Thesecontacts appear in a swipable list along the top, to allow you to quickly andeasily call, text or FaceTime call that person.

Android L brings multi-tasking to a new level for itsusers, too. Now, open apps will appear in cards in a carousel, which you canflow through by sliding up or down on the screen. To close an app, swipe thecard to the left or right.

What's cool, and something that iOS can't do yet, issome apps will show multiple cards depending on how you’re using them. Forexample, if you've got multiple tabs open in Chrome, you'll see each of them asan individual card on the multi-tasking screen.
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Android L vs iOS8 comparison: Security
Google has introduced a new personal unlocking featurethat'll enable users to unlock their smartphone or tablet without enteringtheir passcode, but only when they are close enough to a device such as anAndroid Wear smartwatch.

Apple has its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which isbuilt-in to the home button of the iPhone 5S. In iOS 7, it was only able tounlock the device or be used instead of entering Apple ID details, but it'll be opened up to third-partydevelopers with iOS 8, so users will be able to use their fingerprint to accessother apps such as banking applications, for example.

Android L vs iOS8 comparison: Battery life
We don't yet know exactly how Android L and iOS 8 willaffect the battery life of the devices they're running on, but both let youidentify how individual apps are using battery, and make improvements based onthat information. Android L has an additional battery saving mode which iOS 8doesn't.

Google claims that the new battery saving mode comingwith Android L will give the Nexus 5 90 minutes more battery life.
We'd like to see Apple introduce a similar feature, asiPhones are notorious for their poor battery life.

Android L vs iOS8 comparison: New developer features
Both Google and Apple have added some new tools fordevelopers that could mean exciting new abilities will arrive on Androidand iOS devices soon. It's particularly surprising that Applehas opened up iOS to developers a bit, as it's a company that has always beenknown for its closed nature.

Apple has introduced what it calls Extensibility, whichbasically means that apps in iOS will be able to 'talk to each other' likenever before. For example, using 'Action extensions,' Safari could gain a Bingtranslate feature, taking advantage of the Bing app's capabilities. Or, Safaricould gain a 'Pin' button for Pinterest users if the Pinterest app isinstalled. The possibilities here are endless, and extremely exciting for iOS users and developers.
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Another element of Apple's extensions is 'Todayextensions' which are actually widgets that can be chosen to appear in the'Today' view in iOS 8's Notification Centre. Android has had home screenwidgets for a long time, so Apple is bringing itself in line with its biggestrival with this feature.

Widgets and other extensions are much more restrictedin iOS 8 compared with Android, though. Apple is keen to keep its operatingsystem secure, and won't allow developers to release apps that are justwidgets, or just keyboards (yep, iOS 8 allows third-party keyboards for thefirst time).

Google has added new features in Android L fordevelopers, such as direct links to apps from Google searches in the Chromebrowser (something that has been available for a while, but only for selectdevelopers until now).

Android L vs iOS8 comparison: Health & Fitness
Both Apple and Google have unveiled fitness and healthtracking platforms for their upcoming operating system updates. Apple'soffering is called Healthkit, which works with the new Health app, whileGoogle's is called Google Fit for Android.

Both have similar purposes: they'll help you keep aneye on your health and fitness data thanks to the sensors on your mobile orwearable devices, and also some input from you. Healthkit and Google Fit areplatforms for developers to take advantage of, but Apple's Health app is a bitlike Passbook, pulling together data from other health and fitness apps intoone, easy to access place.

Android L vs iOS8 comparison: Hey, Siri. Ok, Google.
There's no doubt that Apple's new 'Hey, Siri' triggerto activate the voice assistant hands-free is a feature borrowed from Android's'Ok, Google' activation for Google Now. However, this works only if the deviceis running on external power or if Siri is already open on screen.

Plus, also like Google Now, Spotlight in iOS 8 willlet you search more than just what's on your phone. It can search the AppStore, iBooks Store, Wikipedia, Maps, iTunes and more, and it'll bring up localmovie showings, news trending among your friends etc.


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Post on 2014-12-2 17:48:17 | All posts
Android Lillipop is Better but IOS 8 is also much better
i like ios 8 because i like apple devices but othervise Android 5.0 si much better than ios
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i like android lolipop design and functions also , icons designs very nice
with smart keyboard for typing easy and faster , i hope to get it as soon INNJOO   
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Post on 2014-12-3 02:50:54 | All posts
I like both of them a lot, Android is of course more user friendly and customizable, but iOS is also very special, at least for me.

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Both OS have their pros and cons.
Its more of a personal choice.
I would vote for Android anyways
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Have never ate apple before not to talk of buying their product. Lolzzz
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thinko posted on 2014-12-4 14:13
Have never ate apple before not to talk of buying their product. Lolzzz

Haha, dear thinko, but I'm sure you'll enjoy iOS once you start using an Apple product. Yes, it may be not as good as Android, but really interesting though.

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Sam posted on 2014-12-8 00:14
Haha, dear thinko, but I'm sure you'll enjoy iOS once you start using an Apple product. Yes, it may ...

Have laid my hands on iPhone 4c. its was a terrible experience.
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IOS still better
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thinko posted on 2014-12-8 14:54
Have laid my hands on iPhone 4c. its was a terrible experience.

You mean Apple iPhone 5C? What was that you didn't like in it, dear thinko? Wasn't the smartphone very snappy?

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