Read the Comparison Between Android Oreo and iOS 11 Operating System and Find out Who Win in What Feature!
Google has finally released the Android Oreo (August, 2017) at Google I/O 2017 and has announced more features added to Android Oreo 8.0 Currently Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C runs on Android Oreo.
On the other hand, in just less than a month Apple has released iOS 11 at WWDC 2017. iOS 11 supported device are iPhone 7/7 Plus, 6S/6S Plus, 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE and 5S, iPad Pro, iPad Air/Air2, iPad Mini 2/3/4 and iPod touch 6 the generation.
But how this two mobile operating system fighting with each other and who wins the battle? What is the difference and what is the similarity? And, how do they compare their operating system against each other?
So, without making any delay, let’s start comparing Android Oreo with iOS 11.
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Android Oreo Versus iOS 11: The Competition
Picture-In-Picture feature was earlier added only to Google Youtube but now with in introduction of Oreo OS, this feature will work on all Android devices running on Android 8.0. This feature allows users to minimize the video and perform other task, while they are being able to watch video on the left bottom corner of the screen.
But do let me tell you that this picture-in-picture was already introduced in iPad along with iOS 9 and it is also available in iOS 11.
Who Wins – Here I think iOS win because this feature was already introduced by App with it the release of iOS 9 for iPad.
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Honestly speaking, Google has copied this notification dots feature fro iOS. In Oreo, there will be little dot in the top right corner of the App’s icon to symbolize a notification. However, this feature was already available in iOS from the very first iPhone as well as many third-parties Android launcher have provided this scheme long before ago.
Google has also copied how users interact with the notifications, as well. When you long press on an icon with a notification badge display a pop-up menu that allow users to perform various tasks, similarly like iOS 3D Touch interaction.
Who Wins – In this feature also iOS 11 is the winner as Google copied this system from them.
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Since emojis are best to show your expression as well as the future of humanity, hence, both Android Oreo and iOS 11 are creating new emojis.
Google has completely redesigned their take on emojis for Android Oreo. And these emojis have the increased detail that can be found on the little face.
But on other side, as per the preview by Apple’s Tim Cook, iOS going to bring emojis that will have even more detailed. As per Apple’s CEO tweet you can see the crazy level of detail on the emojis. However, Apple has not yet released these emojis but logically we can expect them to be available in the next release of iOS or High Sierra.
Who Wins – Let us keep it fifty-fifty because this feature is not much important and I don’t think that it is going to affect the users. But people who love emojis on their chat conversation would definitely like both Android Oreo and iOS 11 new emojis.
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Finally, Android Oreo brings some useful feature – Autofill. Now it will automatically auto-fill users information such as username, password, addresses and other information. This feature was used by password manager apps but they were not so user-friendly. But with Oreo OS, apps can now Autofill API, so the interaction can become easier.
While on other hand iOS 11 has similar function, but auto-fill does not work with all applications and it mostly limited for few app such as Amazon and it is not as universal as it is available in the Safari web browser.
Who Wins: Obviously, Android Oreo wins. Apple has to do something to improve Auto-fill feature in future.
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Copy and Paste
From the very first release of OS, Android has supported copy and paste functions and has always defeated the iOS’s execution of the user interaction. It is a very important function, but in the small screen copy and paste looks to be clumsy task. But with Android Oreo, things have changed and it makes easier to copy text and paste function.
In iOS, it is called as Smart Text Selection, when user highlight, say a text, a link – Maps will be displayed just next to the standard of actions of copy, cut and paste. If you select series of digits, then phone app will get displayed.
Who Wins: Smart Text Selection is sort of like how data detectors work in iOS, but Android Oreo smart copy and paste functions is more comprehensive and it is powered by Google’s AI for smarter identification, hence in this feature – Android Oreo wins.
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Android has Android Assistant as well as Google Voice Search and Google Now and Apple has Siri.
Siri got lots of updates in order to make it look better, give it a new male voice and guess what you want to know next.
On other hand, Google Assistant is much more useful – it will get mode that can recognize objects (known as Google lens) and ability to type the queries and not just what you speak.
Who Wins: Honestly, its Android Oreo because the underlying platform is much more comprehensive, accurate and more knowledgeable that Siri. However, it looks like in coming few months Apple is going to show case digital assistant.
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iOS 11 filtered iMessage with an app drawer and adding Apple Pay is the booster.
While Google Android Oreo does not have All-in-One App for their Android device. The message app still remains as standard and basic texter. But Android doe have peer-to-peer payment option with Google Wallet, but you have install set-up the app.
Who Wins: iOS 11 is the winner as it rewards its user with lots of extra features such as text effects, SMS textings, seamless Wi-fi and now extra special feature added in message – peer-to-peer payments.
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AR and VR
From the beginning, Android is always ahead of Apple in both – Augmented and Virtual Reality. Android Oreo has Tango for AR, Google Daydream for VR and recently Google have a standalone headset.
While Apple is just on the verge to start with AR, however, the company claims that they will have the World’s largest augmented reality platform when they will launch the ARKit developer platform – they may launch it later this year.
Who Wins: For VR it’s Android. For AR, currently it is Android (tango project work progress is slow), but after the launch of ARKit and if Apple makes good on rumor that the iPhone camera will get AR capabilities, then it could be iOS – the winner.
There is no doubt that Android Oreo provide lots of decent improvements to Android experience, but we should not take forget that iOS 11 is strong and very powerful counterattack. We still think that Apple has to learn much more from Google as they have added so many features to the Android in recent years.
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