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Clash of the titans: iOS 7 vs Android 4.3 comparison

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:31

One of the most heated "debates" within the wireless industry is the one between iOS and Android fans. In case it isn't obvious, we've put "debate" in quotes, because it's much more of a flame war, rather than a civilized debate, but anyway, you get the point. So here we are, not trying to start yet another flame war, but wanting to make it easy for users to find out what the meaningful differences between iOS 7 and Android 4.3 are. And without further ado, let's dive straight into it...

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:23 1

53. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

It is seamless and is sent like a regular text message. I have had conversations break in the middle from one to the other because I was in the middle of nowhere on 2G, and they just keep coming through. They work just fine on WiFi, too, so I don't see what the problem is.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:57 1

67. SilverSurfer85 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)

There is setting if you need to turn iMessage off, to still recieve iMessages as simply text instead.. From the sound of things your brother doesnt have that setting on. If that is on, no messages will be missed. You simply will not get them as quick as an iMessage.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:47

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

they tried so hard to make there apple oversears not look bad

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:19 3

61. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)

And they choose the stock Android to compare. Poor iboys. They dont dare to compare the Touchwiz version of Android 4.3 vs iOS7 . LOL
It would be a great fun.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:50

104. ecmedic4 (Posts: 402; Member since: 02 May 2013)

That's cause the purpose of this comparison is to compare stock versions. Touchwiz isn't Android, it isn't controlled by google. It's samsungs skin atop of Android. If iOS had different skins like what OEMS can do with Android then it would be fair to compare with touchwiz, otherwise your not doing a fair comparison by comparing something stock with an overlay by an OEM. This is an Android vs iOS comparison, and as I said, touchwiz isn't Android, it's an overlay. Stop being a Samsung fanboy.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:49 22

7. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

How are the Iphone users enjoying their new Android's out there??? lol IOS7 is just that. I think I see a lawsuit in the future soon against Apple. lol Apple clearly has run out of ideas so they are having to look just like an Android as the end result. smh just die already Apple, lol

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:56 6

10. Sauce (unregistered)

You sir, are highly intelligent.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:10 11

50. 14545 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Well, he's not completely wrong. I mean the "notification" center is stolen. The recents window is nearly identical minus the fact that iOS is horizontal. Then the new "live wallpapers". I mean it's kind of sad. Apple should be sued just for a taste of their own medicine.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:21 2

51. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

The recent apps appearance thats's also found in Sense 4 was blatantly inspired by webOS first off.

Second of all, Android wasn't the first OS to introduce a notification center, Google perfected it. I believe Nokia implemented it first.

Third, live wallpapers are a battery drainer although they are nice.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:43 4

56. 14545 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I'm not saying that android didn't borrow from other OS, as clearly it did. I really with WebOS had not been given up on so soon. My point is that apple sues everyone like everything they make is original when clearly it's not. The only thing I mentioned that is an android original is live wallpapers IIRC.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 20:56

136. beachguyva (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Youre seriously claiming android os as the first OS to use live wallpapers...lmfao. You could put live wallpapers on Windows 95

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 11:27 3

97. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I'm just here to say NOKIA is DEAD... And that Android started the notification bar.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:51 25

8. Sakeem (Posts: 607; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

I prefer 4.3 over ios7. I'm not saying ios7 sucks. That would be foolish. But 4.3 is my preference.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 01:02 2

85. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Comparing iOS to Android is like comparing Micheal Bay's Transformers to Pacific Rim. It's ok to tell me you prefer one over the other. But you must be plain delusional if you tell me Transformers is filmed better and directed by a better director.

Transformers relies on explosions and slow-mo Megan Fox's boobs to be interesting, while Pacific Rim is actually well shot, realistic (as in physics-wise, movements and stuff), and doesn't have Megan Fox jumping around in skimpy outfits.

Same for iOS, they rely on fancy transitions and Ads to make the iPhone even remotely interesting while Android is more functional and cuts the crap of fancy stuff thats supposed to make the OS look good (Although, they do leave this to the user). It's ok to say you prefer iOS to Android for reasons, but telling me iOS is better than Android is just delusional.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:56 7

11. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

how did i know they were gonna say its a tie, smh android won long before jobs conceptualized ios

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:58 6

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Why would you prefer the iPhone music player? They have nearly the same functionality, plus you can have most your information on the cloud. When you make a song purchase the song will need to download to be played (at least the last time I tried it) while on android it will appear on your media, and be ready to stream, no full song download required, also the album pictures have a nice effect added to Google play (album cover moving left to right while playing)

Also if not mistaken Google keep comes installed on 4.3 as the note taking applications, at least on the nexus 7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:01 3

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Also under the settings of both they where important features missing like data cap, do not disturb, and others

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:05 3

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Play Music has an equalizer to make everything sound better than ever.

Just saying.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:17 1

38. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Pretty sure iOS has an equalizer as well, though.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:22 3

52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Nope. You have to manually set a equalizer to a song through iTunes last time I used it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 21:01

68. SilverSurfer85 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)

Androids music player does not auto tune, just like iOS you have to set it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 22:29

72. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Mmm by autotune you mean? Like an instant mix?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:22 1

39. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Its why I think they should be considered nearly equal and not say "we still prefer this music player" without giving us a reason

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:58 3

13. YangWu (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

Android 4.3

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:59 3

14. Deadeye37 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

They should've done this write up after KitKat is released.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:04

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I don't think kit Kat will bring too much to the table, since its 4.4 and no 5.0 means will be a small update with little to no change in the visuals

Also if they make this post now, one with windows and the same thing when 4.4 comes they will have you clicking twice helping them get funds

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:48

29. Gdrye (Posts: 111; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

im pretty sure they will, they will be foolish not to

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:06

18. phatcow (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)

Honest question: the point about iMessage... isn't it required for the receiver to have an iDevice as well with iMessage? If so wouldn't Googles Voice app be better? It can do both calls and sms thru web... Across platforms. I think once they integrate voice into Hangouts, it would be the ultimate app. Heck don't have to pay for minute either, just get data. Sorry if I am mistaken...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:11 2

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

That is correct, you need another idevice in order to use imessage but also Google voice doesn't come installed on 4.3, we will have to wait for the integration with hangouts to occur (maybe along with 4.4) in order to decide witch is superior, but with hangouts already being cross platform I can see a possible advantage over there... And it would be something to consider for the righter, if you don't have many friends with iPhones then iMessage might not be much of a big thing when considering a device with iOS, but its still there

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 20:59

137. beachguyva (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

iMessage works across iDevices and was incorporated into Mountain Lion for the Mac line up.

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