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iOS 7 Vs Android 4.2 Vs Windows Phone 8 Vs Blackberry 10 – Comparison

While there are still mixed reactions on iOS 7 which comes with an all new design, let’s check out a detailed comparison table which gives you a detailed insight on where each of the OS stands. While some say that iOS is an explicit copy of Windows Phone OS as well as from Android’s Jellybean OS, it has become tough for Apple to give out clarification. With Google keenly looking at the iOS 7, it seems like the next version of Android will surely be different from what we saw till now. Rumors are doing the rounds that the next version of Android will also be supporting the low end devices. In recent Android OS version, Jellybean 4.1 – 4.2.2 didn’t see many changes in terms of UI /UX and almost looked same.

IOS-7

iOS 7

Android 4.2

Windows Phone 8

BlackBerry 10

Control Center Varies by Manufacturer No Settings Menu Access to System Settings is Possible
Notification center Detailed notifications Live tile
badges
BlackBerry Hub, badges
Multitasking preview Recently Used List Multitasking preview Active Frames grid
Surfaced camera modes Varies by Android skin Third-party
lenses
Video, Time Shift modes
Photos grouped by
years, location
Albums, other filters Albums, date Albums, recent
Shared photo stream Select Android Devices have it Share one by one Share one by one
Peer-to-peer sharing (AirDrop) Android Beam (NFC) Tap + Share (NFC) NFC sharing
Unified browser bar Yes Yes Yes
Personalized radio/discovery Google Play Music All Access Nokia Music Third-party app
Voice access to
system settings
Samsung’s S Voice No systems access No systems access
Automatic app updates Update All & Individual App Update option ‘Update all’ option Individual
Password-protected
reset
No No No
In-dash integration
(iOS for cars)
Driving mode/S Drive Nokia Drive Third-party apps
iCloud Like Service No No No

 

While the iTunes Radio is Free for all service, Google has launched the All Access Music Service which comes with the subscription service which costs $10. Nokia Music too is a free service but only is limited to Windows Phones.

So, currently there are 4 Operating Systems which are ruling the charts which includes iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 8. OS 7 today makes a big splash when it comes to its refined interface design and a smaller splash when it comes to its new feature set. Do let us know your thoughts on which one is your current favorite OS in the comments section below.

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Kenny Strawn

    October 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    The author also compared iOS 7 to Android 4.2, which came out a full year ago, instead of to 4.3, the latest JB update out there (which happens to have more under-the-hood updates).

    We’ll see how KitKat plays out…

  2. Andy

    July 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    No iCloud like integration? Android have Google Drive, WP8 has Skydrive

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      but is not at par with what iCloud is

  3. ps

    July 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Worst. Comparison. Ever. Period.

  4. Ritesh

    July 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    If I may humbly suggest, automatic app updates is available in settings in play app on all androids.

  5. Jonathan

    July 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I think you were suppose to reverse the arrangement, it was suppose to be Android 4.2 | iOS 7 | Windows Phone 8 | BlackBerry 10.

    Only because Android has everything all other Mobile OS has, then follow Windows phone 8 (except for huge application store) and iOS then BB10.

  6. Owais

    July 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

    This is very biased in favour of iOS.

  7. DWXDX

    July 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Wouldn’t it be more logical to use Stock Jellybean to make these comparisons? Control Center – Expanded Quick Settings, Camera Modes – Panorama, HDR, Photosphere, Photo Sharing – Instant upload to Google+(Google+, Drive, etc is basically iCloud). iCloud like service – Google Play Services.

  8. Brett

    July 8, 2013 at 8:54 am

    icloud … google drive … Microsoft cloud services…..

    Problem here is the categry is based on the IOS name, really it should be a separate column.

  9. Chris Claxton

    July 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Sorry, but every Android version since the begining has had iCloud like services by far with the built in default Google account integration just ilke IOS7 and the iTunes/Apple account. The services include the standard contacts, calendars, emails, drive (for general files), Music, Pictures & Videos, and many more google services.

    Though I am biased to Android, even with Windows 8, Microsoft has cloud base sychronization and storage. There are numerous others from the hardware vendors and from hitrd parties in addition. The idea that these might not be considered iCloud like services really implies the researcher for this comparison has not used the other systems enough to be aware of some of the basic standard features… how about the more advanced?

    Also, everything appears to compare to an IOS 7 specificly described list of features. Not a good comparison if you possibly exclude features that IOS 7 does not have. Might should have tried a different title to the article.

  10. Chris Claxton

    July 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Sorry, but every Android version since the begining has had iCloud like services by far with the built in default Google account integration just ilke IOS7 and the iTunes/Apple account. The services include the standard contacts, calendars, emails, drive (for general files), Music, Pictures & Videos, and many more google services.

    Though I am biased to Android, even with Windows 8, Microsoft has cloud base sychronization and storage. There are numerous others from the hardware vendors and from hitrd parties in addition. The idea that these might not be considered iCloud like services really implies the researcher for this comparison has not used the other systems enough to be aware of some of the basic standard features… how about the more advanced?

    Also, everything appears to compare to an IOS 7 specificly described list of features. Not a good comparison if you possibly exclude features that IOS 7 does not have. Might should have tried a different title to the article.

  11. David

    July 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

    How can s voice be considered android 4.2 makes no sense shame on you for not mentioning google now.

  12. Mark Anthony Cribb

    July 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Icloud like service…are u kidding. Google has that.

  13. Watcher

    July 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Android has had multitasking for the last several versions, also calling S-beam ONLY NFC is wrong, it uses NFC to setup a direct wifi connection .. No icloud like service?? Umm Google Drive, Dropbox, and many others as well as contacts, app and data backup built into the system.

    You Like Apple have reduced what Android and even the others can do down to the “Fisher Price” version.

  14. Juergen

    June 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Android is the best for me, nearly antithing what you missing (No in the table) can be solved with an app.

  15. Craig

    June 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    iCloud like service.. Android features google integration and backup Samsungs also have their own you can use.. so Android has it all covered.. I resrecently went from HTC Desire S to Galaxy S4 in about 4 minutes.. contacts, email and back stored in Google, signed into new phone and down came multiple email settings, apps configurations (including wifi), very little to do.. so there is iCloud like service at google (and samsung) level for Android

  16. Josh McCullough

    June 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

    You didn’t mention that Android now had the ability to run two apps side-by-side. True multitasking.

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