Android 5.0 Lollipop vs iOS 8: 7 reasons to prefer Google OS...

Android 5.0 Lollipop vs iOS 8: 7 reasons to prefer Google OS [Video]


Android 5.0 Lollipop marking the greatest revival in the history of the Google OS since the Ice Cream Sandwich, it is more legitimate than ever to compare it to its competitors, especially its biggest rival, iOS 8. And in this context the US site PhoneDog has made a video which is simply a comparison of between two OS where the Android seems to take advantage.

iPhone 6 and Nexus 6

During his six-minute video, certainly very oriented towards Android 5.0 Lollipop, both OS features are compared on their respective devices (6 Nexus, Nexus 9, 2014 Moto X and iPhone 6) and the latest specs of the operating system from Google are widely promoted. The seven reasons to favor Google OS outlined by Phonedog are:

  • A completely open OS
  • An open source operating system
  • New Material Design interface
  • Better multitasking and a new notification system
  • Multi-user support
  • The power saving mode
  • The support of smartwatches under Android Wear

Each of the arguments in favor of Lollipop is already one of the main innovations introduced by the last update of the OS. If we want to be objective, we must admit that the open source of Google’s OS isn’t something new since it is present from the start, and besides, that’s what makes its strength. Regarding the Material Design, of course everything is matter of taste and colors but it must be said that both brands does not lack of consistency and the graphics are quite successful.

Concerning multitasks and the new notification system, it is something found also in iOS. At this level, we must admit that the two platforms are equal. However, in this case, Google has sought to bring real value to its mobile OS, although for some, notifications of Android Lollipop is a return to the early days of iOS, as one would read it on Reddit a few months ago.

Multi-users and power saving mode support are two good surprises that we didn’t necessarily expected at the start but we will always be happy to find them on our smartphones. The support of Android Wear is also something significant but for Apple Watch it is a bit early to give a judgment.