The journey from being a luxury to a necessity, mobile phones have evolved hugely in the field of technology. It all started with merely being used for communication, but later on, it became a necessity. With endless features like storing, accessing the net, using apps, listening to music and the list is endless, has named it as one of the most sought after device.

Imagining a day without your mobile phone is like a hard pill to swallow. When we go for shopping we have a variety of choices in front of us. We either go for the one that is in trend or that with which we are comfortable. The world of technology also has the same philosophy. You have a buffet of phones in front of you when you go for a mobile shopping, making your head spin in confusion as to which phone to opt for. We have phones that are powered by different software where Blackberry, ios, android and windows are some of the well-known operating systems. Ios and Android are ruling the planet with the maximum users at present, leaving a little less place for other operating systems to create a niche in the mobile operated world.

The green robot or the half eaten apple ? Which is the most preferred and what are its distinguishing features that keep them stand out in the technical world? The world witnessing a plethora of mobile phone users have developers who are aiming for those operating systems that have managed to create a niche in the technical world to cash out their intellectual abilities.

The facilities provided by ios and android are different in their own perspective. Let us glance through some of the features and other facts that distinguish the two mobile operating giants of the technical era.


Every invention has a history connected with it. The two operating giants – ios and android too have a history that started with just a handful of users. Android began as a sole proprietor company, which was acquired by google in the year 2005. Google then released the first version of the android in the year 2007, along with a handset that was powered by the first version of android.

Ios is an operating system that is owned by Apple Inc. Apple released its first iPhone in the year 2007, the same year that witnessed the birth of android. The two most influential operating systems saw the technical world in the same year.


Both the operating systems have their own peculiar features that distinguish them with the rest of the world.We have the google play store, multi-touch, setting data limits, voice-based features, force reboot, multilingual and much more in the platter that Android has to offer. Ios is defined by the features like iTunes, interactive notifications, touch for apps, iCloud drive, Siri, facetime and much more. Ios user interface is the most sorted and cherished interface.


High class and business oriented people mostly prefer ios phones, due to its costing. A survey justifies the fact that the iPhone users are more loyal and are ready to shell out their pockets for the features and services adhered to by Apple. The number of iPhone users switching to another operating system is quite less as compared to the android phone users. It can be said that ios has a strong hold on the revenue generation aspect, whereas android has a strong hold on the number of users. The number of android users are more as compared to the iPhone users that have no stretch over your imagination.


The android operating system is an Open source system that always makes extensive use of third party tools. Apple chose to maintain a closed source operating system, hence IOS application development restricts the use of third-party tools that helps in preserving its authenticity.

With the two operating systems battling the field of popularity, we can see that both are best in their own ways and it becomes difficult to declare the winner of the two. One manages to capture a huge public in terms of usage and one of them has a good hold on the revenue. Hence developers often get confused as to go into iOS application development or android application development to make a mark in the technical world.