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Who is going to win the race : Android Oreo vs. iOS 11 ?

Let us compare the various features.

The war between Android and iOS is famous as a world war, with the loyal users of each platform trying to prove which is better.

Android Oreo

Android Oreo has introduced a series of advanced features. From picture mode to auto fills, from notification dots to downloadable emojis, from colour options to adaptive icons and WebView APIs, Android Oreo has strengthened its features and performance.

iOS 11

With iOS 11, iPhones and iPads have become better. From the split view to multitasking, from drag and drop to quicktype keyboard, and further trained Siri, iOS users are definitely delighted.

Android Oreo vs. iOS 11

Let us compare the various features of Android Oreo and iOS 11

  1. Messaging

    iOS 11 redefined the iMessage with app drawer. Along with this, Apple Pay was added on the platform, making iMessage the bracket message platform. While, with iOS 11, it became an all-inclusive messaging platform, Android is yet to develop and revamp it’s messaging platform. Hence, between the two, iOS 11 has a features messaging platform.
  2. Voice Assistant

    Both iOS and Android have Siri and Android Assistant respectively. Both of them are strong platforms for users. Siri is a very direct assistant that can answer questions, search the internet, make appointments, and make calls. But, Android assistant is ahead of Siri. It is much more interactive and can judge the contextual information. Hence, Android Oreo wins in the case of voice assistant.
  3. Design Improvement

    With iOS 11, control centre, lock screen, Siri interface and the app store is reformed. On the other hand, Android Oreo made few visual changes which did not live up to the level of iOS.
  4. AR and VR

    Apple is still behind Android in terms of virtual reality and augmented reality. With Google Tango for AR and Daydream for VR, and standalone headset for AR and VR, Android is helping its partners to update their services. On the other hand, Apple is just getting started with the AR technology.
  5. Battery Consumption

    With Android, battery consumption has always been an issue. But, the things have reversed now. With Android Oreo, the issue of battery discharge has now become the thing of the past. On the other hand, the internet is flooded with the iOS 11 users’ complaints regarding battery life.
  6. Picture-in-Picture

    Oreo introduced Picture- In -Picture element recently and enhanced the mobile experience. On the other hand, Apple already had this experience since iOS 9, but it is limited only to the iPad users.
  7. Multitasking

    Android Oreo doesn’t have much to offer since multitasking features were introduced in the earlier versions only. On the other hand, with iOS 11, Apple made multitasking easy with app-switching features and split-screen features. But, these features are available on iPads and iPhones, do not have much to offer.
  8. Background Limitation

    Apple has always had a limitation on the apps that run in the background. On the other hand with Oreo, Android will now be able to restrict the applications in the background.
  9. Auto fill

    With Android Oreo, it becomes easier for users to manage passwords. With the new autofill feature, users do not need to worry about securing and remembering the passwords. On the other hand, Apple does not allow such permissions, even if it can help in security.
  10. Notification

    Android has always had a notification dots that allowed users to snooze the notification. Apple has finally revamped their notification centre and now allows the user to view the push notifications by swiping down the screen.
  11. Sideloading

    Sideloading means the installation of an app package in its APK format. These are generally downloaded from an internet website and not the Google Play Store. While Android has always given its users the freedom for sideloading, Apple has always restricted its users.
  12. Customization

    In the game of customization, Android has always won over Apple. Android allows its users to use a number of third-party features as well. On the other hand, Apple has always restricted its users in terms of customization.

The Final Verdict


iOS 11 and Android Oreo have always been facing each other on the number of factors. While some features are better in iOS and other in Android Oreo. Hence, both the platforms have their share of positives and negatives which they can learn from each other.

Hiren Kanani Chief Technical Officer

A resident wizard for iPhone, iPad, Objective-C, Swift, Unity 3D, AR, VR, AR Kit Development and Xcode App Development. Nothing gets him more obsessed than a tricky coding problem or the challenge of finding a more efficient way to deploy a technology solution.