Android O vs iOS 11

Android Oreo & iOS 11 take our smartphones to 2018 and would shape the future of the smartphone industry. Android announced its newer version O (Oreo) features on 21st August while iOS 11 was announced back in June 2017. We give you a quick comparison between both versions for you to help you with the decision on choosing your next phone. As always, we are Android lovers but our reviews are not biased on any manufacturer or OS types, as we are obsessed with tech.

The comparison


Android O

iOS 11

Background Limits Restrictions on the background activities of Apps which helps improving speed and battery life Apple as always has restrictions on the background activities of apps
Notifications style Android uses the same style from iOS showing the number of notifications on the app right side top. A dot with a number on the right side top of an app icon since many previous versions.
Long press on icons Introduced the feature in this version. Previously it was done using 3rd party launchers such as Nova Shows a small menu of options since many versions previous to iOS11
Select & drag This was introduced in previous version itself, Android N. Android made an advancement in this department. The new feature is called Smart Text Selection, when a user highlights anything a contextual link is displayed, such as maps link when an address is selected by the user Select and drag text, images or links from one app to another, introduced with this version
Native Screen Recording No built in feature, but possible with 3rd party apps as in previous versions Apple introduced a built in feature to record its screen activities, previously not even possible with 3rd party apps
Autofill API Remembers & stores passwords securely after choosing the default password manager app No such features
Picture in Picture (PiP) Available on phones and tabs, allows you to minimize video and make it float on top of other apps. This feature is only available in iPad.
Assistants Google Assistant has wide set of advantages when compared to Siri. Siri on iOS 11 translates words and phrases into your language.
Self-learn the sharing preferences of users Android O will learn users sharing preferences to decide which are the apps to share with. for eg: if you take a selfie, then it will suggest a social media apps and if you click an image of a receipt it will suggest an expense tracking app not a social media app No self-learn
Per app disk space quota for app cache When system needs space it will start deleting the cache of apps which has exceeded the quota for cached data No such features, in fact, the file system is not viewable to users
Wi-Fi Aware Devices with right hardware and permission can search nearby devices and connect to each other without the need of apps No such feature
Multi display support Extending its reach to non-mobile devices, Android O where the user can move an activity from one device to another just like an extended desktop in Windows. No such feature



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