Android Q vs iOS 13: Which OS Will Rule the Mobile World?

By James Tredwell on August 20, 2019

Android and iOS are the most popular operating system for mobile devices. Both have their own set of consumers, many debates break out in the technical world regarding which one is better. However, both have a different set of features that make them diverse in operation. In search of the best answers, we have mentioned in this blog which outperforms the other in the league.

In 2019, Apple introduced iOS 13 while Google introduced Android Q. So, we as a human compared the two OS.

Android Q Features

  1. Foldable Phone

It is the Operating system that makes a device functional, without OS phone is a piece of plastic, metal, and glass. But, there’s no stopping of the advancement in technology. If the devices are getting an upgrade, the software requires an upgrade as well.

After the official announcement of Samsung foldable phones, Google decided to develop the OS supporting foldable phones in the future. Support for big screens and foldable UI devices is one of the best features of Android Q. This has completely changed the development of dynamic, scalable apps that operate in multi-window mode.

  1. Multi-Resume

Android Q support multi-resume functionality, which will allow multiple apps to operate simultaneously, without stopping. Yes, there were different modes earlier like split-screen, freeform and picture-in-picture. But, all features were applicable only on the app in the resumed state. While instructions from Google are offered for the multi-window, but android app development company hardly followed the recommendations. This leads to crashing of the apps in the paused state. This was a huge drawback, which has been resolved. With Android Q, an upgraded Split Screen is provided, which allow apps to run in the background normally.

  1. Pixel Presence

Earlier, Smart Locks were only available for the Pixel devices. But with Android Q OS, this feature is available in all Android gadgets, in a new tag named ‘Pixel Presence.’ Smart Lock functionality offers frictionless and quick unlocking when the mobile device.

  • Gets in contact with the user’s body.
  • Present in the trusted location.
  • Identify user’s face and voice.
  • The Bluetooth device they identify.
  1. Dark Theme

This is actually the biggest discussion of the OS industry. There’s a new Dark Theme available in Android Q, which all menus, buttons, fonts, notification panels can have in addition to the Android system UI. It makes the UI more engaging and smooth on the eyes. Apart from that, other benefits are as follows:

  • Lower power consumption.
  • Users having low vision can enjoy dark theme visibility.
  • The device is easy to access in a low-light environment.

Steps to enable Dark Theme in Android Q:

  1. Setting -> Display -> Theme -> Select Dark Theme
  2. Once enabled, it can be selected from the notification section.
  3. Pixel phones enable Dark theme when battery saver mode is on.

iOS 13 Features

  1. Photos App

With the introduction of iOS 13 by Apple, the Photos app gets a complete makeover, allowing users to customize their whole photo library while highlighting the time, day, month, and year. This photo editing tool has a user-friendly interface having multiple functionalities and improve photos using noise reduction, brilliance, shadows, highlight, and contrast. With it, photo editing has become intelligent.

  1. Reminders

Reminders from Apple is now more improved and intelligent! It can suggest different ways to build reminders and edit, organize and keep a record of them, as well. It comes with a quick toolbar enabling users to simply add time, date, location, attachments and flags with simplicity. Reminders feature has been integrated with Messages so that other users can easily be tagged. This is a great revamp, earlier it was complicated to make use of Reminders. The interface is now simple to access with reminder lists as well as smart filtering options.

  1. Location Data Limits

Controls for New location services have been introduced in iOS 13 to restrict data sharing with the applications. Users now get additional choices to share location data with apps. This contains a brand new location option using which users will provide access to the apps to view location just one time. In addition, Apple iOS 13 will provide information when the apps running in the background use location information. This is an important attempt to secure the user’s privacy and acts as an extra barrier with an Apple feature.

  1. Dark Mode

Like in Android OS, the Dark Mode in Apple also provides a wonderful, and dramatic look. A reason why the developer and user are opting it. It can be used as system-wide as well as at native levels to offer a viewing experience that’s highly amazing. To make photos and text content soothing for the eyes dark backdrop is perfect. Dark Mode is ultimately used to save battery consumption, and saving the eyes, particularly in low-light environments. It can be activated and scheduled manually. The focus is on optimizing the phone performance and simple to use in the dark. Apple Dark Mode is currently available to iPhone app development firms so they can build apps that complement the theme.

Final Conclusion

  1. Privacy

With iOS 13, Apple has focused more on privacy, which is a great move. There’s a feature that lets the users to automatically silent calls from unknown people. Android doesn’t offer this feature at the native level yet.

Features like Sign-in with Apple and Location Data Limits make Apple more committed to user privacy.

No matter how secure Google tries to be, Apple is the clear winner here!

  1. Performance Optimization

Yes, we are talking about the Dark Mode here. Google initially introduced it, but Apple did it a better job.

Google Dark Theme is simple to enable and easier than the Apple Dark Mode. But, from the design point, Apple has done a better task.

The colors in iOS 13 are properly balanced. Also, the Dark Mode in Apple can be applied smoothly whereas, in Android Q, this is not the scenario. Therefore, Apple is a winner, here too.

  1. Voice Assistance

Siri was the first voice assistant to be introduced in the market. Its updates are amazing. But, Google Assistant is far better than Siri. They are not even comparable. Siri sounds robotic, while Google Assistant sounds quite natural.

Above all, Google Assistant is very responsive with deciphering commands and matching the search results, on the other hand, Apple still lags behind. Here, the winner is Google.

This article is contributed by Rakesh – developer at mobibiz – App Development Company.

Contact Us for Free Consultation

Are You Planning to outsource Digital Tansformation services? Feel free for work-related inquiries, our experts will revert you ASAP,