Android 5.0 Lollipop vs iOS 8.1: the best, compared
12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2075; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Android is the world's most advanced mobile OS as mentioned before. Nothing comes close. WP is the only mobile OS that can heat up Android but the rate that WP is, Android's chilling in the park.
18. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)
Xperia fan. Can u please elaborate that what is new in lollipop.
Ios is still superior in terms of speed, design, gaming, surfing web.
20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2075; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Speed (browser) is negligible. Some YouTube videos show different results for speed. As for gaming, they look better on bigger screens. Design of Android can be changed (to me, iOS looks like a finalised kid's colouring book. That's just to me).
83. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)
As for gaming looks better on bogger screen ?
Fyi iphone 6 & 6+ has bigger screen
Ios looks like a finalised kids colouring book?
Fyi. Lollipop copied the lock screen design from colouring book.
Lollipop has nothing new all these thing that they are offering are already there.
They just add some animation and changed the icons.
Tell me a single ground breaking thing that they have introduce thus year..
94. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
lol do a little research before posting . with lollipop google has introduced 5000 new api and not to mention ART .
114. curbthepain (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)
lol "Fyi iphone 6 & 6+ has bigger screen", well here not only does the Note 4 have a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display (which is way way way stronger than your plain old IPS display and also has almost twice the pixels) it also has a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 Gigabytes of RAM, and a Adreno 420. Which all in all against the iPhone 6 Plus and its 1.4 ghz dual-core processor, 1 Gigabyte of ram, and PowerVR gpu scores a 3272 in Geekbench vs the iPhones 2917. That's a 355 score difference! You think just cause your thin bendable piece of metal and glass has a 64-bit processor that it is the future in comparison to our beasts. Android users can choose from single core processors all the way to octa-core processors and they have a multitude of customization options for the multitude of phones they have to choose from. Android takes nothing from apple BTW. the lock screen is really not all that different from kitkat. It just has new animations, new notification ribbons on the lock screen and a new "material" feel to it. If you want to argue about ground breaking, choose an operating system that has tons and tons of developer communities that dedicate their days to making android better. An operating system that has more than just one company working on it full time. We have Samsung, Lg, Motorola, ZTE, Sony, Xiaomi, and many more. You have apple. We released 5000 api's in our new os. You released around 4000. Get up to speed. Android is next gen. iOS is just our competitor that just cant keep up in the race. Open-source vs Closed-source. (since the beginning) there is no comparison.
27. Planterz (Posts: 2038; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I can't make comparisons to iOS, but Lollipop is fast and smooth. I can't really quantify it, but 5.0 just feels more "pleasing" than older iterations of Android. Not a big fan of the stock colors though.
This is based on my tinkering with the L dev preview ported to the Nexus 4.
38. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Nope, "laggy" TouchWiz on the Note 4 is faster than iOS 8 on the 6+
Lollipop is far faster than KitKat, mainly due to ART, but also to other things like improved RAM management
Totally personal preference
Hard to say, personal preference again since:
iOS has great exclusives, such as BioShock and Bastion
But so does Nvidia on Android, such as Half Life 2 and Portal
Also Nvidia has GameStream and GRID
And Sony has PS4 Remote Play
But iOS also has Metal API which reduces driver overhead like Mantle
Surfacing the web
Again personal preference
iOS has Safari which is the fastest browser (see browser benchmarks such as Octane & SunSpider)
But the difference is negligible in actual usage.
And Android has browsers with more features, e.g. third party multi window browsers so you can leave it loading in the background and for multi tasking
42. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Android obviously wins design, because you can easily make the UI look however you want it to.
45. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)
woah both the operating systems are becoming very identical to each other...just look at the dialer and the lock screen. :O
131. iHateFanBoys (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)
The lock screens are completely different. On lollipop, you swipe UP to unlock and you also have the phone and camera shortcuts by swiping left or right. iPhone doesn't have all of that on their lockscreen and you unlock by swiping right.
107. skyhaunter (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
The shield trumps all and any dreams Apple has about games or performance.
50. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Android may be most popular bug many of the features and looks like the lock screen animation, the three dot menu, the alphabetized contacts list, the different themes of text messaging apps, the Tiled based contacts apps, in app purchases, app trials, the Flat minimalistic UI, the new widgets looks etc are all inspired by WP, pretty soon Google will use sorely Live based Tiles on the homescreen and call them widgets, just a matter of time, Samsung Iconic UI, HTC Blinkfeed they are all looking up to WP UI so yeah Google may be chilling with market share but its new OS is MS inspired.
66. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)
Delusional wp user is delusional.
I suggest that you go to a shrink. You seemed depressed.
72. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Well tell me what was delusional about what i said, its easy to call someone names its another thing to prove them wrong.
65. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)
Lol you're the most delusional wp user I've ever encountered on the internet. And my God just stop with the everybody is copying WP UI.
67. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Again utter BS....
Flat =! WP...
Btw material UI is not flat it's layered...it gives importance to small things which metro doesn't...material UI uses shadow metro doesn't...material UI strikes balance between function and form....metro gives importance to form....
The base of material UI us laid in honeycomb 3.0...and various google apps and websites....it didn't happen all the sudden....
74. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Of course Material UI is Flat, the problem is the disingenuous people like yourself cant give credit where ts due, look at WP in 2010, look at Android in 2010 now look at Android today its clear that its WP influenced.
78. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)
Just because an obscure writer from an obscure blog says that android is inspired by wp ui doesn't make it true. Again android lollipop isn't flat. It shows layers through the use of shadows. Wp ui is flat and ugly.
95. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Cause that look does so much for WP no?
You are only fooling yourself,
an maybe other WP fans but that would be about it.
61. ishan.heru (Posts: 69; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)
Android and iOS are "Brothers from another Mother" :)
113. MrOmkar (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)
I agree! but most android fans don't think so, they are becoming more and more like iSheeps!
22. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Well done Phonearena +1
71. irbaaz (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
At some point I like the ios, but most of the time I liked Android UI..
88. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
iOS = 3 phones (iPhone 4s, 5, 6/6+)
Android = Too many to list
For iOS, its a conspiracy that they ALWAYS lag the oldest model so that you buy a new phone, but overall you're dealing with 2 variants.
Android has hundreds of phones with multiple spec variations.
To sum this crap up, each OS is only as good as it's BEST phone, in iOS's case, the 6+ and for Android it's (Insert your most biased phone preference here). Then battle. Until then, this is an ongoing war between two fanbases that will never end.
In my case, I'd rather have some techs of Sony, Samsung, and Motorola and slap an iOS on that sucker and call it a day. (one can dream right? lol)
2. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Honestly its good that they updated their OS visually but the way i see it being a WP user ive been used to what other have been enjoying or is now going to be enjoying on Android or iOS, that's the nature of trends i guess.
3. UglyFrank (Posts: 1606; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
TouchWiz vs iOS, so that we can see how empty iOS is
4. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
or how laggy and overcomplicated TW is. If i go android, its stock or as close to stock as possible...
TW is like buying a nice car with beautiful leather and then covering up the leather with those seat covers from walmart.
9. wilsong17 (unregistered)
Omfg stop saYing TouchWiz lag is the animation with .1 second lag. You can shut if off in developers option
11. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Nothing to do with the animations. It has to do with being a resource hog and not managing itself properly.. Only skin that really brings down the crazy high end hardware of the top shelf android phones.
39. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
"laggy" TouchWiz on the Note 4 is faster than iOS 8 on the 6+
Though yes stock Android is much faster than TouchWiz, but you do lose cool features such as their multitasking features
46. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
That's fine it's brand new out of the box. Let's give it a couple of weeks and see.
Also, I'm sure there a ton of videos that show the opposite too.
48. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Missing out on the multitasking features that only work with a very limited number of apps.
58. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
There are hundreds of multi-windows ready apps. And most useful ones.
Get lost iGnorant.
76. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
There's a list of multi-window compatible apps online... The list is pretty pathetic. Probably less than 0.1% of 3rd party apps support multi-window. I say that's very limited, but you can go ahead and call it whatever you'd like.
6. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)
Even though I like the looks of Lollipop I must admit I am not very impressed by the new features this new version of Android has to offer Because they didn't introduce anything special.
I believe IOS8 had much stronger features like Apple Pay, Better fingerprint integration, Yosemite integration and Metal Graphics for gaming, plus Apple introduced the swift programming language witch I believe will have huge benefits in the future.
And yes I still believe IOS is a better looking OS than Lollipop
8. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
You obviously don't even know what is Android.....
13. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
No he doesn't, I'm sure he has no idea what ART is. It's kind of a big deal.
23. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
do you think 99% of smartphone owners care what ART is?
33. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
Something that improves your battery life and makes your phone run faster? Probably not 99%, more like 100%.
10. wilsong17 (unregistered)
The problem is that android already had those futures welcome to 2012
17. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)
What features are you talking about?
25. Awalker (Posts: 1432; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
We've had NFC payment for a while now. With the exception of Samsung we don't use fingerprints in Android. Yosemite integration is only good if you have an Apple computer. Most people don't have an Apple computer. Metal and Swift seem like the retina language Apple uses for its display. I'm not sure if they mean anything.
103. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Apple Pay with Touch ID is superior to NFC payment. Android users make a big deal of the silly Face Unlock feature, but now brush aside Touch ID unlock, even though it's more practical and works just as fast as not using any passcode (on the iPhone 6 anyway). Also developers now have the ability to use TouchID in their apps, soon we'll be able to quickly and securely log into apps (i.e. banking apps) with just the touch of a finger. Handoff/Continuity is a pretty useful tool (my favorite in iOS 8) that works if you have an Apple computer OR an iPad.
Metal is pretty significant. Not only will graphics improve by allowing developers to have more direct access to the hardware, but Metal is PROPRIETARY (like lightening vs USB cable). This means that unlike the open-sourced/cross platform OpenGL APIs that both iOS and Android use, games using Metal APIs cannot be ported from the App Store to the Play Store. So get ready for more delayed game rollouts for Android (likely with inferior graphics) and even more iOS exclusives.
16. torr310 (Posts: 797; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
iOS has never impressed Android users. iOS is simpler, Android is more functional. Period.
24. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
what exactly does android do that IOS cant? functional wise....
26. Awalker (Posts: 1432; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
How about a custom launcher to change the stale interface.
Edit: How about choice?
49. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
It's responses like these that reaffirm iOS users aren't missing out on anything significant. Multitasking on Android and iOS virtually identical.
68. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Multi tasking??? Lol...
Do you mean recent apps menu??
Because iOS still doesn't multitask....
Armanda priced that....
69. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Multi tasking??? Lol...
Do you mean recent apps menu??
Because iOS still doesn't multitask....
Armanda proved that....
Switching between apps isn't multitasking my friend..
79. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
You guys brag about multitasking as if there's a substantial difference. There's not. All the streaming, uploading, downloading, etc happen in the background.
85. Thedefenitionofawesome (Posts: 51; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)
Thats called multitasking. But ios 8 cant do it. E.g It will be better if we can watch a video while downloading a big game rather than do one at a time. Android does it ios doesnt
Now rethink about what you said. It is a huge difference.
100. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Watch a movie while downloading a game? That was a very ignorant response. It proves how little you guys know about iOS multitasking APIs. iOS CAN do it, that's the whole point. Please go do some reading and educate yourself.