iOS 8 vs Android L: Have a Glimpse over Similarities & Differences

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Google and Apple, the two powerful names in the world of smartphones, have recently banged the news of releasing their flagship platforms Android L and iOS 8 respectively in the coming days. The earlier versions of both the platforms have come with lots of differences, but this time they have been loaded with some similar features too.

Let’s have a glance over the differences and similarities in their features:

User Interface (UI)

Google’s Android L (Android 5.0) supports the “Material Design” architecture. This offers minimalist design with clean spaces. This theme is consistent with all the Google’s products. The interface of this new platform offers the superb animation for touch effects. It also offers 3D like experience. The facets of Android L’s UI possess the similar standard as iOS6 and iOS 8 have.

The iOS 8 has come with slight modification in the look of the interface. Apple has given the look of iOS 8 similar to iOS 7.


Both of the latest Android and iOS platforms have been engineered with a tremendous change in the notification features. On these platforms, users can easily interact with the notification directly with the help of lock screen. In iOS 8, there is a discreet pop up menu, while in Android L, a user can set the notification according to the relevancy.

Power Consumption

The power consumption has been very much improved on these platforms. Google with its “Volta” feature gives the insight of where the battery’s power gets wasted. Secondly, the “power saver mode” in the Android saves lots of energy. On the other hand, the iOS 8 does not come with the power saver mode, just like Android, but it shows the complete information regarding where and how the battery’s energy is being consumed.

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iOS 8’s ‘Handoff’ feature enables users to continue with their job on the Apple devices. It means, suppose you are working on a mail application on Mac and you get the situation to leave the work at certain point. Then, you can resume your work later at iPhone or iPad. This feature uses the cloud technology and empowers you to do your work, where it gets left on Apple devices. Secondly, the iOS 8 can even transfer your call from iPhone to Mac.

Android L also comes with seamless connectivity feature. This assists the users to unlock the Chrome OS devices in the presence of Android smartphone. Moreover, the notifications, like messages, mails and warning can also be viewed at the Chrome laptop.

Simplify The Way for Developers

Apple with its new iOS 8 platform comes with 4,000 new APIs. This empowers the app development agencies to access third-party software, such as Swype keyboard. Moreover, Apple has introduced the Swift programming framework that ensures minimum error rate in the coding as well as boost the performance.

While, Android L can run on 64-bit processor (that was introduced in iOS7). There is support for more than 5,000 new APIs.


Android L and iOS8 have come with tremendous changes. If you thoroughly look at both of the operating systems, then you will witness that Apple and Google have borrowed the advantageous feature for each other it is very difficult to pronounce that which platform will be on the top. You can share your views about this, by writing at the comment section given below. Got some other thoughts? Drop us words through our contact page.

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