Android 4.3 Jelly Bean vs iOS 7 -The Best Choice of 2013


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Topfeatured smartphones are Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS and as there’s surely no doubt about that. While their dominance has left other companies scrambling for the third spot and from look of things, not going to change anytime soon. The Android and iOS have newly come out with latest versions of their operating systems. So, to keep you guys in the loop we loyally take a look at both and pit them in a one on one session. Here ismy Jelly Bean 4.3 vsiOS 7 comparison.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean vsiOS 7: Notifications and Control Center

As Android fans gave statement that other camp stole notifications bar from their preferred OS, and they’d be right. Now both operating systems present notifications in much same manner although this is a legit accusation. Meanwhile, you will be informed about messages, emails, missed calls and the Facebook notification on both. While the only way they are different is in their appearance.

The iOS 7’s notification center is organized in 3 tabs and the notifications are structured under these headings: today, all and missed.Moreover, Android doesn’t use tabs to organize notifications and a quick link to settings is provided for changing the things like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Sounds etc.

To propose same ease and service,the Apple has introduced quick settings into theiOS 7 too under Control Center. You can control lock your screen, screen brightness or play, pause or skip songs. Another feature is that you can also toggle Airplane mode, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on or off and access the utilities like calculator, camera and flashlight.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean vsiOS 7:Lock and home screens

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Lock screen is very first thing a user sees upon turning ontheir smartphone, that’s why its perfectperformance is of highest importance. It is difficult to decide which one we like more – one on iOS 7 or on the Android 4.3, we’re pretty sure that both leave room for the improvement. iOS 7 lock screen is the shortest which prove instant access to camera, Control Center or pending notifications. Though, it would have been better if one could slide either way to unlock it. Android 4.3 lock screen is more flexible when it comes to customization with its widgets and it doesn’t matter which way you actually swipe to unlock it. But, selection of widgets one can place there isn’t as broad as we wish it was. Finally, both lock screens are best, while they could have been better.

Layout of iOS 7 home screen is well designed, but it’s all a bit too static, which is why we tend to likeflexibility of Android as it is just that widgets are a so cool feature that Apple’s mobile OS has to adopt in one form or the another and we don’t see it happens anytime soon. However, there are things which Android might learn from iOS 7. Most importantly is that the text, that is used to display names of apps depending on what wallpaper image is actually being used. Moreover, if the image is light, text goes dark, and vice versa, that makes app names much easier to read. Meanwhile, on Android 4.3, there’s a shadow under apps’ names, nevertheless, text isn’t as legible as it is on iOS 7.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean vsiOS 7: Sharing

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Now, most Android phones feature NFC as contrasting to the iPhone and to be honest tapping-and-sharing is too cool. However, Apple has worked on offering similar functionality through the AirDrop but with the NFC being used in more applications every day, we should think that Apple will have to cave in eventually.

Moreover, AirDrop makes it easier for the users to share contacts, photos and videos etc. using share button. Now, it does via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth rather than the NFC and also involves a lot more tapping. Well-ordered features like song downloads and linking to the websites via advertisements give NFC more advantage.

To one side from NFC, Android has a ton of other options for the in-app sharing, be it links, text, images or videos. So due to Apple imposed restrictions, there simply isn’t as much freedom to do what you really want in iOS and for that reason, Android takes point over iOS when it comes to sharing.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean vsiOS 7: Multitasking

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Most important is Multitasking feature and is a huge bragging point for the Android users and even thoughiOS 7 tried to catch up to the Jellybean 4.3, it doesn’t. Multitasking feature on iOS is similar to the Android’s open apps menu thatbasically tells you which apps are currently open and also allows you to jump to any one of them. Furthermore, it is nothing like the multi window or themulti-tasking approach of Android.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean vsiOS 7: Customized Features

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Apple has newly introduced iRadio with latestiOS and Safari has been made a lot better as well. A new looks also means that Apple has also recognized need to shake things up once in a while. Comparatively, Android 4.3 makes it very easier to connect with the devices via Bluetooth. Including new inclusions are also cutting edge features like the gesture typing, game rotation vector, the un-calibrated gyroscope andthe un-calibrated magnetometer. Now, its Remote control functionality is also enhanced by the LE and AVRCP 1.3 technology and having a process of progressive enhancement,iOS 7 isn’t even in same league as the Android when it comes to features.

THE VERDICT:

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Both of theiOS 7 and Android 4.3 are the latest smartphone operating systems and are essentially different. The iOS 7 tries to make everything more visually pleasing and the simplistic as possible with the straightforward approach. On the other hand, Android has room to do so much more. Unique features like Customizable widgets,screens, custom ROMs and custom kernels mean that the Android can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, though you don’t get that choice with iOS 7.

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