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


Similarities 



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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