iOS vs. Android: Who Wins The Race in 2016

2016 is about to end! During this year, tech industry witnesses various innovations introduced by technology giants. Apple and Google are two of those market leaders who are strong competitors while it comes to their mobile operating systems. Before the year end, let’s have a dive into their breakthrough achievements.

Operating System

Apple and Google have released their latest operating systems a few months back. You might experience the newest OS on your Android or iOS devices.

iOS 10

iOS 10 comes with cleaner notifications, visual tweaks to Apple Maps and Apple Music, smarter automatic tagging in Photos, and more emojis and effects in iMessages. There is no any drastic change in iOS 10 in compared to iOS9.

Android7.0 Nougat

On the other hand, Nougat 7.0 offers native support for a dedicated VR mode, notification grouping, multiple windows, and the ability to run apps directly from the web without installing them. There are many other tweaks as well, including battery performance.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has already penetrated on Android and iOS platforms. Both the companies have launched their AI innovations for the smartphones. Google has introduced ‘Google Assistance’ for Android phones. While Apple has announced ‘Siri’ as it’s super intelligent digital assistant. Both are the hi-tech features of iOS and Android platform that facilitate users with voice-controlled access to their phone. Additionally, it gives smart prompts for events and travels whenever users need them.


Siri provides instant voice messages for all questions and queries of the users. It doesn’t store information on Apple server. Siri delivers separate answers for all questions asked by users and forgets the replies once the window has been closed. Moreover, sometimes Siri gives sarcastic answers to the users with aggressive responses.

Google Assistance

Google has introduced Google Assistant for the Android platform. You can experience this unique features in a recently released app from Google named ‘Google Allo’. Google Assistance offers innovative features such as auto response, extra information, memory, extended research capability, enhanced user reach, and much more.

Would you like to explore the comparison? visit Google Assistant Vs. Siri: Who Will Lead the Future of AI?

Next Generation Wearables

Wearables becomes trendsetters in the tech industry. Google Glass, smartwatches, wristbands, GPS shoes, interactive clothes, fin ring and many other wearables are available in the market. As we are focusing on iOS and Android, we can compare smartwatches of both the platforms.

Apple Smartwatches

Apple has their own range smartwatches. Users sync the smartwatch with the iPhone and check out all updates such as messages, emails, calls, etc. using the Apple Watch.

Android Smartwatches

Android doesn’t have its own smartwatches. However, smartphone provider companies develop Android-based smartwatches such as Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, and much more. The watch interacts with the Android-based smartphones and users can have all the updates on their wrists.

Smartphone Devices

Recently Google and Apple have released revolutionary smartphone devices for their respective platforms. You must get the idea what I am talking about!

iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus

iOS has launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The latest iPhone offers enhanced retina HD display, rear facing camera, improved battery life, dual camera, enhanced water resistance, faster LTE speed, better storage options, and so on. Experience the improved design and advanced features in the latest iPhones.

Google Pixel

In the comparison of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Google has recently released its latest Android-based smartphone named Pixel. A bit bigger version of the Pixel is popular as Pixel XL. It contains the robust feature of Google Assistance, an artificial intelligence technology. Both the phones are available in the market with elegant look and feel. The phone by Google contains cutting edge camera, connectivity, storage, live support, VR headset support and so on.

To have detail comparison between Google Pixel and iPhone 7 you can visit Pixel Perfect! All Hail the New Nemesis of iPhone 7.

Costing for App Development

Of course, there is no any fix number for the app development prices. It obviously depends on the custom requirements of the clients. Here, we have tried to provide an overview of possible pricing for the iOS and Android app development.

iPhone App Development

iPhone apps are more in-demand in compared to Android apps, so it charges a little bit more than Android community. Check out the average pricing of an iPhone app development in different regions:

• USA: $200 – $250
• UK: $150 – $200
• Eastern Europe: $50 – $100
• India: $30

Android App Development

Costing of Android app is varied as per the skills of developers and geo-locations. In general, you can find below mentioned per hour pricing for Android app development in different countries.

•  USA: $100 – $200
•  UK: $100 – $150
•  Eastern Europe: $25 – $100
•  India: $25

So, both the platforms are doing best. Selection from iOS or Android platform completely depends on the app owners. They can pick the most suitable one in terms of pricing, user reach, target market, and so on.

Intuz is a reputed mobile app development company that offers simplex to complex solution for your custom business needs. Having more than 15 years of industry experience, we excel in understanding client expectations and delivering the industry best solutions. If you are planning to develop a mobile for Android or iPhone or both the platforms, we would love to work with you.


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