Android 10 Vs iOS 13 – Android has begun rolling out its latest update starting with Google’s own Pixel phones and as of the latest release alphabetized dessert names are OUT and everyone’s favorite number is IN. Which means — Android 10 is the new name for Android Q. On the other side, iOS 13 went live on September 19th.
As much as Android 10 and iOS 13 are completely different operating systems from completely different companies with completely different philosophies behind them — They’re kind of doing some similar things this time around.
In terms of features, both phones have their strong suits. Android 10 did a lot that iOS 13 also did. On one hand, Android 10 included Dark mode, Paid more attention to Privacy and also included useful AI enhancements. On the other hand, iOS 13 also included systemwide Dark mode, and also improved on security to make iPhones more secure and easy to use.
One final note — This piece is not about me saying one operating system is better than the other. When the new Google Pixel 4 launches or the new iPhone comes, you might be considering making a switch from one or the other. This is a comparison of Android 10 vs iOS 13 to see which operating system might be for you.
The star of the show for iOS 13 and Android 10 is dark mode. Using apps in dark mode can greatly prolong the battery life of smartphones with OLED screens by using fewer pixels and it also offers the benefit of reduced eye strain. Google tried to implement dark mode in its Android Pie update earlier this year but only a few apps made use of it. However, with its latest Android 10 release, Google has tried to address that issue with the dark mode more evenly distributed across the operating system. Few apps like weather, google chrome still lack the dark mode option sadly, which I hope they will look to correct with future Android 10 updates.
When it comes to iOS 13, Apple has gives us a new control in the control center. iOS 13 lets you put your device into a full-tilt dark mode. All of your favorite applications are now more energy-efficient, easier on the eyes. Something we’ve been asking Apple for the longest time and you finally have it. The implementation of dark more in iOS 13 is beautiful.
Verdict: I do find some inconsistencies on both iOS 13 and Android 10 when it comes to the dark modes because not all applications do turn dark. However, iOS 13 seems to have gotten more things right than wrong compared to Android 10 when it comes to the implementation of dark mode.
Advantage: iOS 13
It’s all new here for Android 10 — The Gestures. It’s pretty much a straight copy from iOS 13. It looks very similar but that’s not a bad thing because Android 10 has got it right. Android 10 gives you different options to customize gestures versus iOS 13 which gives you just one option. The customization factor of Android is still pretty evident in Android 10. It lets you have 2 button navigation to go back to the old style or even three-button navigation to the super old way of navigating an Android phone.
Another way how gestures in Android 10 work and switches between apps is that you hold down half-press and then you go through your applications. Now one big difference between the Android 10 and iOS 13 is that Android 10 lets you clear all your applications with just one click compared to iOS 13 where we have to individually clear them one by one. Another big difference is gestures in Android 10 lets you go backward or forward while browsing in chrome. So instead of hitting some icon up at the top, on the iPhone to go back, you just swipe left on your Pixel to go back.
Verdict: Both these Operating systems have got it right with gestures. iPhone has a smooth feel to the gestures but you can’t ignore how Android 10 has packed in more in their gestures feature. Android 10 seems to have taken the lead with its customization. However, It’s going to take a lot of getting used to for those of you who aren’t used to the gestures on Android but it does extend your screen and doesn’t have buttons in the way of many of the software applications.
Advantage: Android 10 only JUST!
Information At A Glance!
iOS 13 or Android Q Which one is better when it comes to information at a glance?
Android Q has a Google now section when you swipe to the left of the home screen. It also lets you add widgets anywhere to the home screen. Android has been crushing it in that regard for the longest time and you can still do that on the latest Android Q. On the other hand, iOS 13 has a widgets tray to the left of the home screen that allows you to populate with information or widgets. However, with the iPhone, you can’t squeeze down the widgets as you can do on an iPad OS and get it right on that home screen.
Verdict: Getting information at a glance is still much better for the Android and you can populate widgets again and again and however, you want all over the screen.
Advantage: Android Q
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have finally done for privacy what windows XP and malware did for security and that is It has forced people and vendors to really start paying attention.
It’s really interesting because Google with Android 10 is introducing per app per location pop-ups. It has been a feature in iOS for many years now, where the app can get your location when you’re in the app itself. It has been long overdue and it’s something that app developers have taken advantage of for years to the extent where weather apps were sending your location data to the third party aggregators for years with nobody knowing about it because they weren’t disclosed properly and they weren’t using public API’s and it’s something Google wants to be seen doing a better job with.
Verdict: Google with Android 10 has tried to change public perception of not taking privacy seriously and has copied a few of Apple’s security features, However, Apple’s iOS 13 still looks like a more secure device out of the two.
Advantage: iOS 13