Apple iOS 6 Vs Android ICS 4.x – Detailed Comparison

by admin on June 16, 2012

in Android, Apple, Comparisons



Okay, it’s time I should re-invoke the war that has been going on for ages, ever since Apple and Android released their first operating systems for their mobile devices. Android, which was a simple, more of raw kind of operating system in its earlier days, have gone through a complete makeover, considering its Ice-Cream-Sandwich update which has been upgraded with excellent features and capabilities to combat our beloved, Apple iOS 6.On the other hand, iOS 6 introduces features which no other OS for mobile has ever seen. The Facebook integration adds to the charm. To take this war to an all new level, I decided to bring about similarities and differences, or say capabilities of both of the Operating Systems in this post. To avoid the mess afterwards, let me clear it in advance. We are not favoring a particular OS at this point of time. We are not proving any OS to be superior to the other one. (Had to say this. Last time I forgot to mention such stuff and the comments section soon became a battleground! :| ). So here we go!

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Apple iOS 6 Vs Android ICS 4.x – Comparing The Best Ones:

ios 6 vs ics

Like other times, the iOS 6 still does not support flash, unfortunately. Android on the other hand has become a bit of more unsecure operating system, though it now has an awesome user-friendly approach. Both the operating systems have their plus and minus points. Here are few of them:

HARDWARE

  • iOS 6: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2, New iPad
  • ICS: A wide range of devices

KERNEL

  • iOS 6: OS X
  • ICS: Linux

STANDARDS SUPPORTED

  • iOS 6: CDMA, GSM
  • ICS: CDMA,GSM

SECURITY

  • iOS 6: Secure
  • ICS: Prone to Malware Attacks

MULTI-TASKING:

  • iOS 6: Pseudo Multitasking
  • ICS: True Multitasking

MEDIA STORE

  • iOS 6: iTunes Store
  • ICS: Google Play Store

MESSAGING

  • iOS 6: iMessage
  • ICS: Gtalk IM

SOCIAL NETWORK SUPPORT

  • iOS 6: Facebook+Twitter
  • ICS: Facebook+Twitter

TICKETING SYSTEM

  • iOS 6: Via PassBook
  • ICS: Not supported

PHOTO SHARING

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: Yes
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GAMES

  • iOS 6: Popular Game Releases.
  • ICS: Less popular games.

GAME CENTER

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: No

3D MAPS

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: Not yet.

WEB BROWSER

  • iOS 6: Mobile Safari
  • ICS: Google Chrome

FLASH SUPPORT

  • iOS 6: No :(
  • ICS: Yes

TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: Yes

HOME-SCREEN

  • iOS 6: Apps+Dock
  • ICS: Apps+Widgets

VOICE OVER ASSISTANT

  • iOS 6: Yes, Siri
  • ICS: Yes, S Voice

Wi-Fi SYNC

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: No

OTA UPDATES

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: Yes

CUSTOMIZATION

  • iOS 6: Needs Jailbreak
  • ICS: Open For All

HARDWARE ACCELERATION

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: Yes

NOTIFICATION CENTER

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: Yes

FIND MY PHONE SERVICE

  • iOS 6: Yes
  • ICS: No

BOOK STORE

  • iOS 6: iBooks
  • ICS: Google Books

CLOUD BACKUP

  • iOS 6: Yes, 5GB free iCloud Support
  • ICS: No

So this was a comparison of famous features and capabilities of two of worlds widely used operating systems for mobile. Which one is your favorite? Let us know via the comments section below!

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Sidhant Chadha has written 288 post in this blog.

A technology enthusiast turned blogger, I write mainly about Apple products, Android tricks and tips, blogging issues, WordPress management, Search Engine Optimizations and much more.


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