iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Who Is The Boss

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iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Who Is The Boss-  Its been a while since iOS 9 was officially unleashed to the world. Although iOS 9 has arrived first to customers as free upgrade but speculations have already spread in market for Android Marshmallow to be better as compare to iOS 9. Of course Android 6.0 will be more drawn-out over iOS 9, but quoting Android 6.0 Marshmallow better than iOS 9 in first view will be a naive decision. So we are going to share all the merits-demerits and differences with you. After which you can decide by yourself, which is better for you?

Also Read: 10 More Hidden Features Of iOS 9 To Explore


iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Who Is The Boss?

Let us now see every feature of Android Marshmallow and iOS 9 individually with comparison:

iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Release Date

iOS 9 was announced on June 8 at WWDC event organized by Apple. iOS9 was first seen at an Apple event alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 9. Both newly launched iPhone model had the iOS 9 pre-installed. iOS 9 also made available for other iPhone models and iPad devices on September 16. The most interesting thing is that millions of iPhone users had downloaded this upgrade overnight.

Android Marshmallow was first time leaked by Google in May after two months they released it officially dubbing as Android 6.0 or Marshmallow on August 17. First two handsets to get the greatest and latest Marshmallow were Google’s Nexus 6P and Google Nexus 5X on September 29. Both handsets by Google proved to be a fine competitors to iPhpne 6S and iPhone 6S Plus handsets as were intended to be. Other Android devices will get this great update but there is a long waiting time.

iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Interface

Apple has made only few changes or enhancements in its previous iOS and kept the rest of the things as they were. One of the biggest advancement in iOS 9 is “artificial intelligence” of operating system. For which a few context-dependent touches are included, which tracks your phone usage and location data to optimize features is per your need and place. For example, if you are at gym and plug-in your headphone, what iOS will do is directly opens your workout playlist.

Same iOS 9 has an additional feature of multitasking on iPad Pro, many applications made available from Microsoft Office Suite, and new apps from Adobe Photoshop suite. There is a newly added API in iOS9 search bar. Means, now developers can integrate any app into iOS. After doing this if you search for information within app then it will display information directly without actually going inside the app. For example, you can use iOS search app to look for sports results in ESPN app, weather information from Weather Widget, or any recipe from All Recipes app and iOS search will extract the required information and display it right there and then.

Android 6.0 got a nice interface update package even if they have maintained the same material design looks as that of Android Lollipop. There are few tweaks made are a new-look clock and fresh app drawer, which is the nice thing done by Google. As Android Lollipop already had a refresh interface, so refining it would have been the best thing to do and not completely changing the ever loved interface. The same is done by Google in Marshmallow version.

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Android Marshmallow comes with more user-controls and giving user the superuser power and simultaneously refining the modifications introduced in Android Lollipop. There’s an impressive rotating home screen, user-controllable Quick Settings, status bar, new RAM handler or manager, simple storage and battery sections, and visual voicemail.

iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Proactive Siri and Google Now

Both iOS and Android has made big developments in its Voice Assistance systems. They have become so much smart that you can use most of the features of your smartphone without even touching it.

As we have already mentioned this feature of Siri in our previous article 10 More Hidden Features Of iOS 9 To Explore, using which it can track any unknown caller’s details. Siri will analyse your e-mail data make guesses, who that person might be.

Apple has made many contextual developments in its Siri system. For Example, if you have to attend a meeting in a short while, Siri will fetch that person’s contact details from your e-mail id and add him to your home screen temporarily. By just tapping on this icon you can call that person.

Android is not behind in its Google Now app’s contextual development. One added hit feature in Google Now is its Google Now on Tap, which was declared by androidpit as Android’s coolest feature. Google Now is smart enough to understand what is the context of you request. For example, If you are listening to a song and asks “Is he alive?” or “When he’s born?” and it will find out the details of the singer.

If someone asks you about your plan for eating dinner in a text message, then just hold down the Google Now in text will instantly get you a list of nearby best restaurants without having you say anything.

iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Enhanced Privacy

There are many updates in Marshmallow’s privacy policy, the important part is the new permission system. From now on apps will not ask for access to your banking password, medical data, and most intimate pictures. You can always accept or deny individual permission requests from any app without breaking the app. These features were first adopted by iOS versions and now Android also updating them in its newer versions. Also Apple is not staying behind for taking ideas from Android for its iOS.

Although Apple gathers your phone usage data and sends updated Algorithms in your e-mail for improving and optimizing its Siri assistant, but iPhone keeps all data very privately on-phone rather than transferring it to some centralized server.

Instead Android always had a patchy image for the use of users data in making Google the best advertising platform for businesses. One of the best feature of Marshmallow is its native fingerprint scanner to make users more secure.

iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Battery Backup

Apple has not put lot of efforts in improving battery backup inside iOS 9. But Apple has still announced that Low Power Mode improves battery backup by around 3 hours. Also Apple said that with iOS9 in your iPhone the standard backup will improve by one hour. But still we know that iPhone is best to manage apps.

Whereas Google has put a lot of effort in its Marshmallow for enhancing battery life. Which is the aspect they needed to concentrate on! In its latest Android the power optimization was the main concern and added feature is the DOZE. Using Doze, your smartphone senses whether user is using it or not through Motion Sensors and optimizes the standby power distribution accordingly. Also there is the Type-C universal port for faster charging.

iOS 9 Vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow Comparison: Verdict

As we are comparing Apple and Android is like comparing Apple with Non-Apple devices. What actually happens is, if you are wearing a Apple Watch or using a iPhone or iPad, you wouldn’t care about what’s inside Android Marshmallow. Also if you are using a Samsung Android smartphone then you won’t be bothering about iOS 9 that much.

The main thing to notice is that how similar two different OSs are becoming. Both big OS developers are taking ideas from one-another’s books. Google has adopted the Apple’s pay system in its own payment system. Whereas Apple had seen why people liked the Google Now this much and put it in its Siri Assistant. Whatever the differences Android 6.0 and iOS 9 have had accepting and taking ideas from one camp to other camp is going to benefit customers only.

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  1. Andy

    Except I’ve been using Google Wallet years before Apple pay was released.

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