iOS 11 vs Android Oreo

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo

Recently, Apple unveiled iPhone 8 and iPhone X which run on iOS 11. The company has already revealed its plan to roll out iOS 11 for various models of iPhone and iPad in September. The 11th edition of iOS comes with several new features, improvements, and better multitasking. Likewise, Google announced version 8 of its mobile platform called Android Oreo through a live stream in August. Android 8.0 Oreo comes with a number of behind-the-scenes changes and user-facing addition, along with improved Bluetooth audio, battery life, security, and boot speed. Hence, many users want to know what makes iOS 11 and Android 8.0 Oreo different from each other.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Understanding Major Differences between iOS 11 and Android 8.0 Oreo

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Copy and Paste

The copy and paste feature remain unchanged for iPhones running on iOS 11. But the users can copy and paste content through drag-and-drop functionality while using iPads powered by iOS 11. Android Oreo accelerates copy and paste through a feature called Smart Text Selection. The feature uses machine learning to detect the type of highlighted content and predict app according to the selected content. Hence, the users will be launch and access the relevant app instantaneously based on the highlighted information.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Battery Life Improvement

IOS already allows users to improve the batter life and performance of iPhone and iPad by restricting the app running in the background. A user has option to save battery by restricting the background apps and activities. Android Oreo enables users to restrict the background apps and activities. The users even have option to restrict the number of apps running in the background. The feature will help users to improve the performance and battery life of Android Oreo devices significantly.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Information Autofilling

The latest versions of iOS and Android help users to save time by autofilling information. A user can simply change the default setting of his mobile platform to autofill common information like user name, password and address. But iOS 11 allows users to active information autofilling for specific apps. At the same time, Android Oreo enables users to log in or fill forms quickly by enabling the autofilling feature universally for all apps.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: PC-like Productivity

Android Oreos comes with several new features for both smartphones and tablet. But it does not provide the robust features to make tables usable like personal computers. On the other hand, iOS 11 provides an array of new features to make iPads offer PC-like productivity. While using iPad, the users have option to use apps which are not designed for iPhone. IOS 11 enables iPad users to browse, search, and organize files in one place through the updated Files app. The users can further switch between apps more quickly by accessing Dock from any screen. The even have option to move text, photos, and files seamlessly from one app to another through drag-and-drop.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Native Screen Recording

The latest version of iOS enables users to record the content on the iPhone or iPad screen through voice commands. The feature even allows users to create GIFs using the recorded screen content. At present, Android does not allow users to record the content on their devices natively. Selected smartphones manufactured Samsung supports screen recording functionality. Android compensates the lack of built-in functionality by allowing users to record screen content through apps.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Picture in Picture

IOS 9 enabled iPad users to avail a new feature called Picture-in-Picture (PiP). IOS 11 does not extend to iPhones. Apple is expected to make the feature available to iPhones in future. But Android Oreo introduces the PiP feature on both smartphones and tablets. While using a device running on Android Oreo, the users can take advantage of the PiP feature to view and access two apps at a time.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Personal Assistant

Both iOS 11 and Android Oreo come with improved virtual assistants. Apple uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to make Siri a smarter personal assistant. While using iOS 11, users can ask Siri to set a timer, send a message, add punctuations to an email/message, and edit the created content. A user even has option to change the language or male/female voice for Siri.  On the other hand, Android Oreo enables users to open and run Google Assistant directly within their apps. The users can even run Google Assistant without leaving the apps.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Notifications

The version 11 of iOS handles notifications differently from its predecessors. It moves all notifications to a cover sheet. The cover sheet looks just like the lock screen. The users can see the notifications simply by swiping down from top edge of the screen. On the other hand, Android Oreo also comes with a new notification system which is inspired by iOS. It displays notifications to users as dots in the upper-right corner of app icons. The users can see the notification directly by clicking on the dots.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Emojis

Within a short span of time, emojis have become an integral part of mobile user experience. Both iOS 11 and Android Oreo come with several new emojis. Android Oreo comes with redesigned emojis that appear recognizable. It replaces the blob style smileys with traditional-looking smileys. Google further aims to improve communication across platforms through these redesigned emojis. At the same time, iOS 11 comes with animated emojis called animojis. It even allows users to avail a set of new emojis including bearded person, woman with headscarf, breastfeeding lady, food items and animals.

iOS 11 vs Android Oreo: Customization Options

Google has been developing Android as a customizable mobile platform. Like its predecessors, Android Oreo also provides an array of customization options. The hardware manufacturers can add new features to, and change existing features of Android Oreo without any restrictions. On the other hand, Apple does not allow users to modify or customize iOS 11. The lack of customization options make iOS more secure than Android. But Google has included the Google Play Protect feature in the latest version of its mobile operating system to make it the most secure version of Android.

On the whole, both iOS 11 and Android 8.0 Oreo come with several new features, additions, and improvements for mobile app developers. But the latest version of iOS has a much higher penetration rate than the latest version of Android. Also, devices running on iOS 11 will hit the market earlier than Android Oreo devices. Hence, the users will be able to access iOS 11 much before Android Oreo.

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