Comparing Apple iOS and Google Operating Systems

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Android vs. iOS: Feature Comparison Introduction The intent of this analysis is to define the differences between the Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems, in addition to discussing the newest features for each. The Pros and Cons of each operating system are discussed, in addition to a chart of relative market share on smartphone and tablet PCs. In addition to relative market share, the number of application downloads will also be shown. Analysis Of Differences Between Android And Apple iOS Mobile Operating Systems The most significant differences between these mobile operating systems is the design philosophy of each, with Apple choosing a closed architecture, and Google with Android, open. This design philosophy is the catalyst of differences between Android and iOS operating systems. The next most significant difference is Android being based on the popular open source kernel Linux while Apple built iOS on OS X operating system (Manikas, Hansen, 1294). Additional differences include Android offering the kernel, user interface and standard baseline applications all as open source, configurable by developers. Another difference is the level of configurability and customization that is supported on Android relative to iOS as exemplified by the open Application Programmer Interface (API) structure that Google has constructed for Android (Puliyenthuruthel, et. al.). The decision by Google to make Android an open architecture-based mobile operating system has
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