iOS 7 vs WINDOWS 8 vs ANDROID 4.2 vs BLACKBERRY 10:
Apple recently launched the next version to its mobile operating system, iOS 7. What to know how Apple has innovated to compete with the other rivals present in the market? Here’s a feature wise comparison of iOS 7 with Android 4.2, Windows 8, and Blackberry 10.
Control Centre: Apple has newly introduced the Control Centre in the iOS 7 allowing quick access to the frequently used settings such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, screen brightness etc. Android 4.2 also has a control centre but the options depends on the manufacturers. Windows 8 and Blackberry 10 lacks a control centre and users need to navigate to the settings in order to access them.
Notification Centre: Apple iOS 7 has a new semi transparent notification centre with three segments, Today, All and missed. Android continues to have a notification centre with far more options including toggles and music controls. Windows 8 lacks a notification centre but reports have been received for it to come in the near future. Meanwhile the users can access the controls via the Live tile feature. Blackberry 10 has a feature called Blackberry HUB for all notifications and messages.
Multitasking: iOS 7 brings improves multitasking capabilities and preview options. Android 4.2 offers to shift between various opened apps via the recent list. Multitasking Preview feature allows users to shift between various apps in Windows 8 while the Blackberry 10 homescreen contains list of all open apps.
Peer to peer Sharing: Apple has introduced AirDrop in the new iOS 7 to share contacts, songs, images etc over a common network. Android contains a feature called Android Beam similar to NFC for this purpose. Windows 8 allows users to share stuffs via tap and share feature using NFC. Blackberry 10 also allows NFC based sharing.
App Updates: Apple iOS 7 apps can now automatically update in the background. Users can select the auto update option while installing apps in Android 4.2 Windows 8 has no update all option available. Blackberry 10 only allows users to update apps one at a time.
Security: Apple has introduced an Activation lock feature so that stolen devices can not be used until owner Apple ID and password is entered. Android does not have any provision to provide security ones the device is stolen. Windows 8 and Blackberry 10 also don’t support any such feature.
Groupings in Gallery: iOS 7 will allow users to group images by date, years, places etc. In Android 4.2 images are grouped by albums, date and some other tags. Windows 8 group images by date and albums and Blackberry 10 categorizes images by albums and recently clicked.