It is straightforward to understand that without the prolific mobile operating systems, iOS and Android devices are just a piece of metal, plastic, and glass. It is the healthy rivalry between the two OS that compels their respective mobile app developers to push their limits every single time and come up with earth-shattering and revolutionary changes. The customers are pleasantly at the receiving end of this rivalry as they get the best product every time.
There are some features where iOS 13 makes a complete walkover Android 10 while at others, the later is the king. Apart from this, there are some features where both the operating systems fair equally. So without much delay, let us head straight to the ground and understand how the two mobile operating systems faired against each other.
The increased usage of the public domain in day to day life makes it mandatory for the mobile OS platforms to make stringent data privacy laws. iOS 13 seems to be a clear winner in terms of enhancing the privacy of data of the customers as Apple's business is not dependent on targeted ads, unlike Google. Apple has made it clear at the WWDC conference 2019 itself that all the mobile apps in iOS 13 must-have sign in with Apple. Under this feature, the OS allows the users to sign in anonymously to both mobile apps and websites, so the identity of the user cannot be hacked.
Moreover, all the apps have to ask for permission to the user if they want to track the locality. The decision solely depends on the user. Thus no mobile app can voluntarily take the location and the information about the user.
Photo: sharing and editing
Android 10 offers a wholesome package to the users when it comes to photos. It has an effortless backup, easy to use photo editing tools, etc. The editing tools are essential for effective photography on your Android Phone. The night sight mode from Google allows you to search for places and people and also allows you to see the photos that you have been tagged. Although Android 10 takes the lead here, iOS 13 is not far behind. Apple photos too are rich in editing, and it can adjust portrait lighting by using a slider. Apple also aces in recognizing faces and objects and allow the users to concentrate on the things that are important in the picture. As far as free cloud storage is concerned, Google gives 15 GB of storage while iCloud gives only 5 GB.
While Android beats iOS 13 by a bit, when it comes to the gaming experience, both the mobile operating system gives each other stiff competition. With Apple Arcade, the users can download and play the game for $4.99 a month. The downloaded games can be played on all the Apple devices by using some Arcade game controllers. On the other hand, Google provides Stadia service that allows the users to play a game anywhere using chrome for $9.99 a month.
While arcade is out and Stadia will be available on Google devices from November, we are pretty sure that both the services will kindle the gamer inside you. If you are a hardcore gamer, you would prefer the stadia service in Android 10, but if you casually play games on your mobile devices for fun, you would like iOS 13's Arcade services.
Dark mode can be an essential factor in saving the battery life and make it run properly for a prolonged period. The dark mode also reduces the strain on the eyes if you use the mobile devices for a longer duration. Google introduced dark mode in Android 9 but didn't use the full theme fledged everywhere. With Android 10, even though the dark theme in evenly distributed everywhere, it lacks the charm as compared to iOS 13. Apple has experience in dealing with dark themes as it first rolled out a dark them for the desktop in 2018. In iOS 13, the dark theme has a broader array of places to display the dark theme viz. wallpapers, notifications, widgets, etc.
We are aware of the fact that Apple was the first to introduce voice assistant (Siri) in 2011, but Google leads the way now in voice assistant apps by a large margin. The prime reason is that Apple, in the years, has done very little to level up its game with Siri. Although in iOS 13, Siri gets a new voice and integration with wearable devices, but it is very little as compared to Google voice assistant. Google's assistant is finely integrated with everything that a user does on his/her mobile phone daily. It can make proactive suggestions to the users with a compatible AI by looking into Gmail accounts and their calendars. Another shortcoming is that Siri has a minimal database, while Google searches have no competition. Since the Google assistant is directly integrated with the Google search, there is no shortage of options for the Android 10 user.
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Apple traditionally puts much attention to face time and messaging apps traditionally, and iOS 13 is no exception to this. Thus, it becomes much more challenging to beat iOS at this. The communications are encrypted end to end; therefore, it is challenging to breach the security. The seamless handoff between all the Mac devices gives the user a brilliant experience, and customized emoticons are the cherry on the cake when it comes to text conversations. Google's messaging app, on the other hand, has too much variation with different apps for different purposes. This becomes too much for the user to choose from, thus increasing their chances of confusion
The comparison of iOS 13 and Android 10 is no David vs. Goliath situation. Each mobile OS is compatible and brilliant in one form or the other, but there are some places where the other one is a tickle ahead of its competitors. The healthy rivalry has been the main reason behind the rise of mobile technology and some path-breaking inventions.