Key Comparisons and Indicators
What does the Future hold
Real Life Examples
No, except in Notification Center
OS X, UNIX
A lot. Can change almost anything.
C, C++, java
C, C++, Objective-C
Easy media transfer: depends on model
with desktop application
Closed, with open source
Kernel, UI, and some standard apps The iOS kernel is not open source
but is based on the open-source
Auto-respond, call-back reminder,
do not disturb mode
Google Chrome (or Android Browser Mobile Safari (Other browsers are
on older versions; other browsers
Many phones and tablets, including iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple
TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
Kindle Fire(modified android), LG,
HTC, Samsung, and others.
Google Now (on newer versions)
Google Play – 1,000,000+ Apps.
Other app stores like
Amazon and Getjar also distribute
Apple app store – 850,000+ Apps
75% of smartphones, 3.7% of tablets in
14.9% of smartphones, 87% of tablets in
North America (as of Jan'13) and 44.4% of North America (as of Jan'13) and 40.1% of
tablets in Japan (as of Jan'13)
tablets in Japan (as of Jan'13). In the
United States in Q1 2013 - 52.3% phones,
Available language(s): 32 Languages
Latest stable release:
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (AUGUST 1, 7.0.2 (SEPTEMBER 26, 2013)
Google, LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Apple Inc
ASUS, and many more
Android 4.4 Kitkat (October, 2013)
You see that Apple always sets the SAFARI browser as
default whereas in Android you have the choice to
use any browser you install and also set it to default.
We can customize the heck out of Android and
make it your own whereas in IOS you have the
same old 5 x 4 grid. You can even make an
android look like an IOS device.
Apps in IOS can
have the back
anywhere, it’s the
developers but in
always in the
Sharing in apps
is far better in
let’s you share
them whereas in
IOS you can only
share with the
apps that Apple
has included in
Steve Job that 2011 will be the year of
copycats…. Well sorry Steve, it looks that 2013
is the year of copycats courtesy of Apple’s IOS.
Let’s view some examples…
Notification System From
from Android and
Windows Phone 8.
Which is Better?
OS Market Share
Total App Sales Revenue
Easiness of PL
Payments & Avail.
may seem too crude a question.
There are just too many ways to define
“winning,” and neither platform leads in
every area. But here’s the closest thing to an
objective answer I can manage.