iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware: interface comparison



We now know that the world of smartphone is currently led primarily by two of the most important operating system on the one hand we have Apple’s iOS 8 and the other Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop. Then we can find the other operating systems like Windows Phone or BlackBerry, which has a small part of the global phone market. For this reason, then, we leave you with a comparison between iOS 8 and Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest versions of the major mobile operating systems.

In this comparison we can see more of the main characteristics of today’s mobile operating system from Apple iOS 8 and the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system (Android Lollipop), face to face.

Lock Screen or LockScreen

The device lock screen is the first thing that we see the operating system. The Lock screen new mobile operating system Android L is quite similar to that of iOS 8:

  • At the top of the display local time followed by the date shown.
  • Locking both screens shown in the top bar system.
  • At the bottom of the screen, plus you can lock the device can access the camera quickly in Android L is used to start the phone keypad to make calls.
  • The unlock screen, where the PIN code is entered, is very similar in both cases. However, iOS, unlike Android, no need to click click on the send key to validate the code.
  • Both iOS and Android 8 L can view and manage notifications directly from the lock screen.

Home Screen or Homescreen

One of the main features that differentiate the start screen iOS and Android 8 Lollipop is that the latter always present the Google search bar.

Both Google Now feature as Siri voice commands to activate them (OK, Hey Google and Siri), however, the voice assistant Apple does not have a search bar itself.
In loved home screens we can see there are 4 icons per line, at least in high-end devices.
The arrangement of icons on Android devices Lollipop is freer and less schematic than iOS in August.
The biggest difference between the startup screen of Android and iOS difference is that in iOS you can view all installed applications, whereas in Android there is a feature that lets you view all installed applications, allowing the homescreen more customizable.


With the arrival of iOS Apple has finally included eight the possibility that users can install widgets, these widgets are being graphical user extensions that provide the same functions of an application without opening it. Among the widgets both operating systems the biggest difference is that, while Android widgets can be positioned on the screen, between applications, iOS can only be viewed through the notification center, which can show confusion. Something that makes the functionality of the Android widget stand out markedly on iOS.


The main difference between the two operating systems notices is that the icons of applications on iOS in red contain the number of missed or unread notifications, however this option is not available on Android. This functionality would allow us to see the number of pending email messages received, among others.

Overall the notifications menu items differs from the way in which they are presented. Moreover, in Android L when an incoming call notification, the operating system gives the possibility to continue using it at the same time, but in iOS, when incoming calls are interrupted all or nearly all functions of the device.

Quick control

The panel of toggle always been known to be a characteristic of devices with Android operating system, however, since the launch of iOS 7 this also began to have some degree of importance and functionality in the mobile operating system from Apple. Of course, maybe the guys at Cupertino nations have yet to polish some of the features available in the Control Center, as the rapid deactivation of 3G or location services.

Unto which of these two new operating systems will seem more functional, Apple iOS or Android 8 Lollipop Google.

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