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    Differences and Similarities Between Android and iOS.


    Diffen.com, summarize between  differences and similarities Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

    Differences:



    Android


    iOS


    Company/Developer Google Apple Inc.
    OS family Linux OS X, UNIX
    Customizability A lot. Can change almost anything. Limited unless jailbroken
    Initial release September 23, 2008 July 29, 2007
    Programmed in C, C++, java C, C++, Objective-C
    Dependent on a PC or a Mac No No
    Easy media transfer depends on model with desktop application
    Source model Open source Closed, with open source components.
    Open source Kernel, UI, and some standard apps The iOS kernel is not open source but is based on the open-source Darwin OS.
    Widgets Yes No, except in NotificationCenter
    Call features supported Auto-respond Auto-respond, call-back reminder, do not disturb mode
    Internet browsing Google Chrome (or Android Browser on older versions; other browsers are available) Mobile Safari (Other browsers are available)
    Available on Many phones and tablets, including
    Kindle
    Fire(modified android), LG, HTC,
    Samsung
    , Sony, Motorola, Nexus, and others.
    iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
    Interface Touch screen, Smartwatch Touch screen
    Messaging Google Hangouts iMessage
    Voice commands Google Now (on newer versions) Siri
    Maps Google Maps Apple Maps
    Video chat Google Hangouts Facetime
    App store Google Play – 1,000,000+ Apps. Other app stores like
    Amazon
    and Getjar also distribute Android apps. (unconfirmed ".APK's")
    Apple app store – 1,000,000+ Apps
    Market share 81% of smartphones, 3.7% of tablets in North America (as of Jan'13) and 44.4% of tablets in Japan (as of Jan'13). In the United States in Q1 2013 - 52.3% phones, 47.7% tablets. 12.9% of smartphones, 87% of tablets in North America (as of Jan'13) and 40.1% of tablets in Japan (as of Jan'13)
    Available language(s) 32 Languages 34 Languages
    Latest stable release Android 4.4 Kitkat (October, 2013) 7.1 (March 10, 2014)
    Device manufacturer Google, LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, ASUS, Motorola, and many more Apple Inc
    Upcoming releases/Release dates Unknown Unknown
    Working state Current Current
    Website android.com apple.com


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    Android


    iOS


    Dependent on a PC or a Mac No No
    Upcoming releases/Release dates Unknown Unknown
    Working state Current Current

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