Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow vs Apple iOS 9: The Features comparison
In a month or two, we will be able to see the Apple iOS 9 and Google Android Marshmallow Android 6.0 running on the latest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and Nexus 5 2015 devices respectively. We often get into debates on which operating is better and why. So, Let’s stack each of the operating systems together and see which one is better.
Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow vs. Apple iOS 9: User Interface
It is without a doubt that Apple iOS 9 has the most simple user interface when compared to that of an Android, however, once used to that of an Android, the iOS can be a lot confusing. An Android user may get uncomfortable with the iOS layout. Technically, it all boils down to the personal choice. Apart from that, the Android 6.0 comes with the same old material design, a renewed app drawer and new look for the clock. Whereas iOS 9 on the UI front has a stack layout for the app switching and now has added six digits passcode to enhance the security.
Apparently, the iOS 9 is going to release somewhere near the mid-September with the launch of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, whereas, the Android M 6.0 is probably going to arrive sometime in the month of October with the release Google Nexus 5 (2015) made by the LG and Huawei.
As far as performance of these two operating systems in the BETA phase is considered, then the Apple iOS 9 BETA 5 has gained some significant improvements, however, the apps running on the devices are still not there as whenever an app uses a third party keyboard, the iOS hangs or behaves very abruptly. Otherwise, the operating system is just good as any other beta.
On the other front, the Android M preview is landing not only on the developer devices, but other tech people are also getting their hands dirty by installing them on Nexus devices.
Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be out with the Nexus 5 devices; however, not all of the users are going to have it running on their smartphones at least for six months. Probably, Nexus 6 users will also have to wait a month or two before getting their hands on it.
On the other side, we have the iOS 9, which is going to be on all of the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices compatible for the upgrade.
Apparently, this is one of the most important things that matters for any device – updates, the updates that keep you protected from the security loopholes and also provide you with the best of technology. Google provides regular update for the Nexus devices, but for the other smartphones and tablets manufactured by the companies, including Samsung and LG – they run on the older versions of the Android, or get an update when the Internet giant is almost ready to ship another.
Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow vs. Apple iOS 9: New Features
Google has added a ton of new features in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow this time. Fingerprint sensors, rotating home screen, a new mechanism for the storage, app permissions, mobile payments, USB Type C support and few other.
Whereas, on the other hand, the iOS 9 has a new News app, proactive personal assistant, multitasking, improved battery life and an enhanced keyboard.
Since Apple manufactures both the software and hardware, it gets more upgrades without any third party company getting in the way. On the other hand, we have the Android, which is more customizable and comes in several variants costing only a fraction of an iOS device, however, gets fewer upgrades if not a Google device.