iOS 10 Vs Android 7 .0 : A Quick Comparison
The mega tech giant, Google, recently unveiled an array of mobile devices that include the Nexus 6P, Nexus P, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus Player.
All of these devices were powered by an Android 7.0 Nougat system.
Google also said that it has plans to allow non-Nexus devices to use the latest Android version in the nearest future.
Another tech giant, Apple Inc., has also made plans to make the iOS 10 compatible with some of their devices like iPod touch 6th gen, iPhone 5 and higher, iPad 4th generation, and iPad Mini 2. They revealed their plans this month.
What this translates to is the users have been afforded the choice to select from gadgets running on the latest versions of Android and iOS.
However, users must have a comparison of these mobile operating systems first to ensure that the decision they are making is the right one.
Below are the main differences in features between Android 7.0 Nougat and iOS 10.
User Interface Experience
The two operating systems are custom built with polished and redesigned user interfaces.
With an Android operating system, users can access home screens. However, iOS 10 has an interface that allows its users to access the ‘Rise to Wake' and Force Touch features.
iOS device screens have inbuilt sensors that will enable the device to accurately judge the amount of pressure added by the device’s user.
Therefore, the device allows the user to accomplish different tasks simply by employing different amounts of pressure.
Also, users can keep the phone’s display on constantly simply by activating the Rise to Wake feature.
For users of Android 7, the operating system has a user interface that is equipped with a vastly redesigned navigation bar button. All you have to do to launch the last used app is to simply to on the recent app button.
A common feature of the two operating systems is that they both have improved notification systems.
For iOS 10 users, the notification system allows them to interact with and access various notifications more efficiently. The upgraded notification system has also been programmed to work with third party apps.
This enables mobile app developers to use this feature to add live updates to their notifications without much stress.
On the other and of the spectrum, Android 7 has a redesigned notification system that allow its users to access notifications without having to open the mobile applications.
This feature also allows the user to check notifications and also to reply messages directly without having to use a messaging app.
Another common feature is that the two operating systems are equipped with improved digital assistants.
Apple’s digital assistant is called Siri and it has been redesigned to allow users to perform tasks by simply giving voice commands. The system has also been made available for use to third party iOS app developers.
iOS 10 has the very latest version of Siri and it allows its users to perform different functions like send messages through a third party app, book cabs, ask for directions, conduct online searches, set alarms, deliver tracks and reminders, and track schedules.
For Android 7.0, there is an updated version of Google Now that allows users to perform various tasks simply by giving voice commands.
It is, however, important to note the there is a focus on user interaction in the updated version of Google now and this is done by sacrificing a number of the more advanced functionalities provided by Siri.
The iMessage app included in the newest version of iOS is completely revamped and different from other versions.
Through the use of this messaging service, users now have the ability to include media attachments to their messages, access additional social features, and add a wide range of emojis to complement text messages.
However, with Android 7.0, users have the option of selecting from a wide array of messaging apps.
The conventional messaging apps, Google Hangouts and are still there but now two new messaging apps have been added. These are Duo and Allo.
A negative side to this is that users may be confused as to which messaging app to select.
Option To Delete Stock Apps
With the current Android and iOS versions, users can now easily delete stock apps they have no use for.
However, the operating systems only allow users to delete specific stock apps.
With iOS, Apple users can only hide the stock apps. This allows the user to unhide the stock apps later in the future when it is needed.
This negates the need to download the file all over again from App Store n
However, some manufacturers of Android devices allow users to completely remove the stocks apps instead of just hiding them.
Therefore, on Android devices, the option of deleting stock apps is dependent on the hardware manufacturer you are using.
With Android 7.0 and iOS 10, users can access multiple applications and multi task simultaneously. With iOS 10, however, only users of specific models of the iPad can do this.
For Android 7.0 users on the other hand, the users can run two applications side by side on their tablets and other smart devices.
However, this function means that the user has to have a device with a high RAM and a good, strong battery that can then allow the device to access two apps simultaneously on one device without any glitches.
Battery Life Extension
Android 7.0 and iOS 10 now allow users to keep a close watch on the use of battery power consistently.
With the use of the updated Doze Mode on Android 7.0 devices, users can now efficiently extend the battery life of their devices.
This mode automatically activates battery saving features after the Android device has been idle for a long time. With this feature, users can now use their devices without having to think of the battery usage.
Even with this, though, users must nor ignore processes running in the background. By controlling these background processes, you get to strengthen your device’s battery life.
With iOS 10, users can now easily customize their devices settings with the help of the redesigned Control Centre. However, this requires no small amount of time on the parts of the users.
With the Android 7.0 operating system, customizing the device’s settings is relatively easier then on iOS 10 devices.
With Android 7.0, users can now add different setting options that have been pit in easy to reach slots.
Android users can also get to switch between many options easily and almost instantaneously.
Some stock apps of Apple devices have improved drastically in performance and quality over the years.
A very good example is the fact that users of iOS 10 now have access to the very latest version of photo app. This allows them to identify the places, objects and people within a specific picture.
Therefore, they are now able to access and sort different pictures based on different criteria.
With the use of the Apple Music streaming services, users can now use redesigned music apps to stream tracks and all of this is done on a simplified user interface.
With Play Music, however, users of Android 7.0 devices can stream songs over the internet and also download individual tracks.