Both Apple and Google are launching new versions of their popular mobile operating systems this fall. In light of these upcoming events, we have compiled this comparison of iOS 11 and Android O, although it’s more of a discussion than an actual battle between the two. At the end of the day, each operating system has its designated demographic of users and devices, so there cannot be a true competition between them. However, it’s still fun to see if one is better than the other.
Apple’s iOS 11 has made some bold claims ever since the Cupertino tech giant announced its release at the Worldwide Developer Conference on the 5th of June. Although iOS 11 brings new features to both iPhones and iPads, its focus is certainly on the iPad, as Apple has acknowledged in the keynote speech announcing the new operating system.
So, if you’re an iPad user and you have a newer model that supports the update, you will be glad to hear that iOS 11 will come with a bundle of new features for your Apple tablet that will turn it into a laptop in its own right. iOS 11 will thus turn all iPads that support it into hybrid tablets, much like the Microsoft Surface Pro before them.
As for Google’s upcoming Android O, this new operating system will be aimed at both smartphones and tablets alike, turning the two device types into a multi-taskers heaven. Android O comes with a total interface makeover, as well as an improved split-screen function and many other little perks that will make your Android device the best it can possibly be. And the best thing about Android O is that it’s designed to roll out within the same time frame, so you won’t have to wait around for months for it to reach your device.