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All along, the debate over Apple IOS and Google Android has never been interrupted, and they represent not only the world's two most advanced and popular mobile platforms, but also the tastes and styles of Apple and Google's two technology giants ...
So, when IOS 7 is officially launched, it's also a point to compare it to Google's latest Android 4.3, and let's look at the detailed differences between them.
1. Lock screen and main screen interface
Obviously, in the lock screen, Apple borrowed some Android style from IOS 7 and added more features, including quick access to the camera, control center and Notification interface, which, of course, increased the likelihood of misoperation. As for Android 4.3, there are different features that can be customized according to different vendors, such as Samsung, which offers a wide range of lock-screen paging and quick access features, without unlocking to access most mobile apps. The native system is relatively simple and provides a functional unlock in four directions.
As for the main interface, the 4-inch IOS model offers a page of 24 app icons, while Android 4.3 is up to 20, even if the phone has a higher resolution. Of course, it doesn't have much effect on use. The IOS 7 folder is more elegant and breaks down the number of applications, can be placed in countless applications, and the Android 4.3 Home screen folder can accommodate up to 16, with a slight limit. In contrast, Apple's layout is more traditional, unlike Android, which has many variations, such as widgets. But a cool new feature in the IOS 7 Home screen, fonts, folder colors change with the wallpaper, and if the wallpaper is bright, the text becomes darker and easier to read, which may be the next part of the new Android version.
2. Quick Control and Notification Center
Originally, iOS does not have a quick control function, Apple in iOS 7 to add it in, can be seen as a result of Android. Of course, Apple has designed the control center with its usual elegance, functional and practical, but lacks the customization of Android, especially some third-party interfaces. As for the Notification Center, IOS 7 also has a new design, with more specific display content. A paradox is that the IOS 7 Notification Center can slide out at any time, such as you are playing a game or watching a movie, which is not possible on Android 4.3, but it also increases the chance of misoperation, so we suggest that Apple's ability to add double finger drop may be more humane.
3. Custom Feature
When it comes to interface customization, there is no doubt that Android 4.3 swept. You can not only add a variety of small plug-ins on the main screen, but also through Third-party interface applications to achieve a variety of interface effects. and IOS 7 has some changes, such as support for dynamic wallpaper, but also have visual effects, using different angles to move devices, will feel the icon also move. However, also limited to this, Apple still have to the system interface for complete control, in order to achieve stable and smooth system operation effect, want more personalized function, can only rely on prison break.
4. Dial-up and Contact
The IOS 7 Contact interface is less functional than before, and is still very easy to use, where you can call friends, text messages, mail, IMessage, and Facetime are all system-exclusive communications, using only network traffic, so it's a good deal in a WIFI environment, Certainly limited to Apple users.
Android 4.3 's contact interface is also good, one advantage is to be able to display the list to the right of the contact person's photos, more intuitive.
5. Input method and Message
In terms of input, Android 4.3 has a slight advantage because devices such as Nexus 4 have a wider screen, making dual-fingered input more convenient. Of course, Android also supports the installation of a variety of third-party input methods, for domestic users is also more convenient. One of the big advances in IOS 7 is the addition of a nine-sudoku Pinyin keyboard to Chinese users, and finally, no need to escape to install.
Information, as mentioned earlier, IOS has an exclusive iMessage message to send short messages over the Internet, limited to Apple IOS and MAC users, saving money. In addition, IMessage also has advanced information status features that allow you to see if the other person has read the message. Android remains a blank in this regard, and it is likely to learn from Apple's model in the future.
Two system mail is very powerful, Android 4.3 focus on Gmail mailbox, IOS 7 is a new VIP mode, can give priority to show the content of important contacts, the trouble is to manually add.
7. Productivity Tool
The IOS 7 and Android 4.3 calendar features are very similar, and we can't say who's better because they all have a good experience and support cloud synchronization to easily get content from other devices. The iOS 7 calculator is more powerful, using a scientific calculator for a mobile phone, without downloading Third-party software; In addition, the iOS 7 main screen interface clock icon is dynamic and can be seen at a glance at the current time, which is also more advanced than the Android part.
In addition, IOS 7 also includes reminders, Notepad, compass, passbook and other gadgets, and Android 4.3 requires additional downloads of third-party applications to achieve this, and Apple does better.
8. Multi-task management and multi-user login
In Multi-tasking management, two platforms have nothing to complain about. On the other hand, IOS 7 is a bigger boost, with the previous cumbersome operation turning up to slide up and down, while also displaying the details of the application in real time, and the Android 4.3 task Manager is also easy to use, sliding right to turn off the application. Unfortunately, neither of them provides a single key to clear all applications.
One of the advantages of Android 4.3 is that it allows users to freely share their hardware devices, like a Windows PC with multiple accounts, with no conflicting interfaces, software, and settings, while IOS 7 can still log on to only one Apple ID.
9. Siri vs Google Now
Two major voice assistant functions of PK, seems quite a later on the taste of the home. Apple first launched the Siri voice assistant, which can be used to change the alarm clock, call the phone to send text messages, look for peripheral information and Internet information, and so on, the advantage is to support multiple languages, and to have a simple conversation with the user.
Google now is completely different direction, in addition to providing voice search function, but also joined the intelligent analysis function, through the user's location, search habits automatically display related content of the instant stickers, with the so-called "learning" function to make it appear more intelligent.
10. Web browser
Both Google Chrome and Apple Safari are the fastest and most popular web browsers for mobile platforms, and they all support the cloud tag and cloud favorites synchronization features that allow easy access to content on multiple devices. Our only hope is that Chrome will be able to join Safari's reading mode, showing only the text and pictures of an article that is more conducive to reading.
11. Map Application
There is no doubt that the comparison of map applications Google swept. Even though Apple Maps have 3D display capabilities, they are still less accurate than Google Maps, and the streetscape model is ideal for travellers. When navigating, Google Maps voice more natural, route planning more accurate; Although Apple is struggling to fix the errors in the map, it sometimes passes through an incredible route plan, so it is recommended that iPhone users use Google Maps as much as possible to navigate.
12. Camera function
While Google is trying to simplify the Android camera interface, it's still not ideal in version 4.3, even if it's more functional. IOS 7 Camera Features added some filter effects, although the interface is slightly more complex than before, but still maintain a good ease of use, but also new features such as burst, and further grabbed the third party photo application market. In addition, the two system's library features are very rich, IOS 7 slightly dominant part is to provide more views, such as the year display photos, Android can not achieve such a small image preview interface.
13. Multimedia Application
On the multimedia side, two systems have their own content platforms that can buy music or video content on ITunes or Google play. Apple continues the IPod's rich equalizer effect, with a separate video player that supports subtitle display and offers iTunes Radio free streaming media services in the U.S. market. Android is relatively simple, and video playback is integrated into the gallery, a relatively bizarre design that has not yet been modified (except for Third-party interfaces).
By contrast, it's still hard to say whether IOS 7 or Android 4.3 is better, and in two systems we can see some of the features of our opponents, but those parts are worth affirming, because they make the system better. Although it's difficult to compete, we can help you choose: if you prefer an elegant, simple interface style, iOS 7 is a better choice, although the system is closed, but the operability compared to IOS 6 has a significant increase, and the app Store software resources are still the best quality.
Open Android 4.3 is still the best option if you want more control, better file sharing, and compatibility. You can not only choose Samsung, HTC and other manufacturers of the custom interface to obtain a different experience, even the original system, but also have a more free customization. Although Google's Play store's software sometimes lags behind iOS, it is still rich and has a lot of selectivity.