Let’s keep all the hype about Game of Thrones aside for a while and discuss about the latest in technology.
Two major platforms - Android and iOS have released the latest version of their operating system and we can safely say that they are in constant competition with each other. Whatever smartphone you are using, you are bound to find similarities between the features if iOS 13 and Android Q.
Without their softwares, iPhones and Android phones will be just slabs of glass, metal and plastic. So, let’s have a look at Android Q vs iOS 13 comparison, now that Apple has announced iOS 13 for phones.
On one side, Apple’s iOS 13 has a systemwide dark mode, more control over the privacy settings and some improvements aimed at making the iPhone more secure and easier to use. On the other hand, Google announced the dark theme, focus on privacy and useful AI enhancements.
In this blog we have focused on the main elements that can be considered as the most interesting, useful and important for the common people. Here we have discussed in detail the difference between iOS 13 vs Android Q.
Android developers and iOS developers celebrated when both the mobile operating systems will have a dark interface coming to their platforms. It’s more likely because a lot of users out there are feeling burnt out by the brightness of their screens.
Both Android Q and iOS 13 will come with a system wide dark mode. All the buttons, fonts and menu screens will follow the darker color scheme along with pop ups, dock in iOS and the notification panels. All the first party apps in Apple and Google will support this feature on each of their platforms.
iOS 13 has a revamp of the reminders app. The new categories of features include separation of tasks by urgency as well as a new AI driven feature that reminds you when it's time to do the task you planned to do.
On the contrary, the latest version of Android will have this feature inherited through the Google assistant app.It will help you start with a command, “Hey Google, remind me to…”. Since the feature is linked to the Assistant, the reminder will pop up on your phone, from your smart speaker and in your Chrome browser only if you want it to.
Strong Privacy Features
At I/O, Google announced a number of features coming to android devices with the launch of Android Q in terms of privacy. The extent of these features can’t be known until the final version of the software is released. Although the latest versions of Android already allow you to adjust individual permissions by the app.
iOS 13 will have a similar feature in which you can choose how often you want to give your location data to a particular app. In a move ahead from Google, Apple also introduced the “Sign in with Apple” feature. It will let the iPhone users create new accounts and log in to them using the face ID. Moreover, apple accounts will also be able to create throwaway email addresses for different apps. This will cut down on span content in your inbox.
Improved Maps Feature
Apple maps will finally get the Street View it deserved. It’s called Look Around. This feature will work similarly to Google maps in which you can take a walk down the virtual street and scan for monuments.
iOS 13 will also have a share ETA feature. Like Google maps, you will be able to share link with a friend who is temporarily following your route till the time you reach the destination. Unfortunately, sending a link from Apple maps to your Android using friend will not work.
Swipe typing is when you use your thumb to swipe across the keyboard and hope that the prediction engine will understand what you want to say. This feature is not new to iPhone. But in the case of iOS 13, swipe typing will become native. Apple named the update Quick Path.
Whereas Google’s Gboard keyboard app has had this feature for years and not to forget the third party apps like SwiftKey and Swype.
The iOS 13 will include advanced editing tools for photos and videos. Now, you will be able to edit elements such as brilliance, contrast, saturation, highlights, sharpness, white balance and definition. There is also a vignette and noise reduction feature. Moreover, for quick edits you can rotate videos from the Photos app.
Android Q will enable you to edit photos and videos with the same prowess by way of Google Photos. The app will enable cropping of photos and reducing the size of videos that are too long to be uploaded to social media.
On Device Data
One of the outstanding trends in the mobile world is the idea of shrinking data so that it can be stored locally and reduce dependence on cloud. Such features are less likely to be advertised in a TV commercial.
Both Apple and Google have figured out a way to compress gigabytes of files into kilobytes data - a true technological feat. It is not something that you will immediately notice when you purchase an iPhone or Android phone. But it is in fact the whole point of purchasing a phone.
Conclusion - Android Q vs iOS 13 OS Comparison
It can be rightly said that both the platforms are in a constant race to outshine each other and provide the best user experiences. The release of latest versions in both the platforms has not only enhanced security of users but also improved a lot of other features that are used by people on a day to day basis.
It will be difficult to declare a winner in this scenario, as both Apple and Google have declared improvement in features in almost the same areas. It is now ultimately on the users to select a device of their preference.
Principal Mobile App Developer