The Battle Royale Between Android Lollipop and iOS 8.1

The Battle Royale Between Android Lollipop and iOS 8.1

Over the years two companies have placed them in the top rung of smart phones and mobile gadgets. One of them is Apple and the other is Samsung. Apple smart phones like iPhone and its various models use the iOS as its operating system while Samsung products like Galaxy models have opted for Android as its OS. There is always a battle for supremacy in the market and the world is looking forward to find out who would be the ultimate winner. In recent times the battle royal has zeroed on the rivalry between Android Lollipop and iOS.

Best Versions from Tech Giants

In fact, iOS8 is the best version of operating system that Apple has put in place till date and similarly Android Lollipop is the best Google OS version to hit the market. Both the leading players in the field of smart phones aim to get the better of all others in the field and finally the battle has concentrated between these two systems for smart phone users. It would be interesting looking at which of the two is particularly favored by the smart phone users today.

Comparative Advantage

While both iOS8 and Android Lollipop are the best versions in the market, neither of them seems to be free from flaws. Each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantage and each of them also has its own specific disadvantages. But a recent study by the experts reveal that the Google Android is more stable in comparison to iOS8.1 and that is giving Samsung an edge over their arch rival Apple.

Higher Crash Ratio

Apple iOS8+ has a higher crash rate in comparison to Google Android Lollipop. According to the latest assessments the crash rate is 2.2% in case of iOS8.1 where as the Lollipop has a crash rate of approximately 2% or even less. Interestingly the crash rate of the earlier versions of iOS like the iOS7was lowers at around 1.9%. Advantage with Android Lollipop is that it has lower crash rates in comparison to KitKat as well as the Ice Cream Sandwich as both of them have crash rate of over 2.6%. Lower crash rate means greater stability and the operating system is able to win over the confidence of most of the users accordingly.

Winning with Small Margin

The victory of Android Lollipop over iOS8.1 in terms of stability is not conclusive as the Google product is winning by a small margin only. This small advantage can be neutralized with other features available in the iOS8 provided that Apple designers pay their attention to it. Stability factor is always dependent on the type of device used by the users. For instance; the iOS8+ has already been installed on more than 72% of the Apple devices. In sharp contrast to such high percentage; Lollipop accounts for only 1.6% of the Android devices around. These are authentic data received from both Google and Apple. Thus to retain the winning lead with small margin, Google has to take care of the quality aspects of the Android Lollipop.

Supportive Devices

Each of the two leading apps; iOS8.1+ and Android Lollipop are becoming device specific. The former is found installed on most of the iPhone 4S as well as iPad2. But there are some known performance issues in case of both devices. Unless and until these issues are addressed in appropriate manner, the future of iOS8.1+ does not seem that bright. On the other hand the Android Lollipop has been released for existing or other flagships of Samsung that are more stable as well as capable of handling latest among the mobile OS services. The reason for the Apple devices not getting the best of iOS8.1+ as all the features are not available on these older versions of Apple products. Also there will be slow downloads as well as in the functioning of certain apps. According to reports Safari browsing is better on the iPad2. Bottom line of all these is that iOS8+ will not look very hot on older devices and requires newest devices but these problems can be addressed introducing further updates.

While Google Android Lollipop does not suffer from all these problems but there are certain issues to be addressed here as well. Both Google as well as Apple are trying to improve in the field of performance of their devices for both existing as well as older flagship devices marketed by them.



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