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What are the differences between iOS and Android ?

Question by Rahul Gohil On 18 March 2020, 08:49:40


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Answer by Rahul Gohil On 18 March 2020, 08:46:10

iOS is a closed system whereas Android is more open. Users have barely any system permissions in iOS but in Android, users can customize their phones easily.

Android software is available for many manufacturers such as Samsung, LG etc. and this may lead to some quality problems in the cheaper phones. However, iOS is strictly controlled by Apple and there is no quality problem as there are few models.

The Android applications are obtained from Google Play while iOS applications are available in the Apple app store.

Integration with other devices is better in Apple iOS as compared to Google Android.

There are different voice assistants for iOS and Android namely Siri and Google Assistant. Google assistant is much more powerful than Siri.

The running speed of iOS devices remains consistent with time. In contrast to this, the performance of Android devices may decline over time.

 Development Cost: The difference in cost is not easy to estimate since one needs to consider not only the time that is taken to develop the app but also the hardware used for the process. While Android apps might have a higher cost due to the longer development time, the Android Studio application that is used for app development can be installed on a standard PC.

iOS apps are developed using Xcode, which works only on the Mac. Therefore, the investment in buying a Mac as well as an iPhone or iPad can significantly add to the cost of development.

Programming languages used: Both platforms require completely different skill sets in terms of the programming languages used. iOS apps require Objective C or Swift for Native development, whereas Android uses Java and Kotlin. For companies looking at developing for both platforms, this means incurring additional costs towards hiring specialists in these languages.

Publishing process: Although iOS apps are quicker to design, Apple has a lengthy and strict approval process before an app can be published to the store. Android apps can be uploaded relatively easily on the Google Play Store by paying a one-time fee of $25. Updates and modifications to the app store take longer on iOS as every change needs to go through the long and stringent approval process. On Android, once published, the app is available on the store within a few hours, and one can perform beta testing or update the app easily and quickly.

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