1. Quis89's Avatar
    Once upon a time, iOS used to be the best mobile OS in many ways. By far. In a time when Android was full of bugs and unexpected behaviour, iOS was flawless and trustworthy. In a time when Android had a horrible battery life, iOS was able to make even smaller cells live longer. In a time when Android was utterly ugly, iOS was beautiful and charming. Just to stay in a few elements.

    The point is: after some years using only iPhones I received, some days ago, a brand new OnePlus 6T McLaren and, man, it really touched me. The gadget per se is simply astonishing. And Android really progressed some worlds since the last time I used it. The OS is no more laggy, buggy, ugly. Actually it's very beautiful and organized. Speed is, at worst, par with IPhone's. App store is much more organized now and the Assistant... Well, Siri had to put yourself in a hole to mitigate her shame. The experience I'm having right now is, indeed, very, very pleasant. I'm really surprised.

    No, I cannot consider make it my daily driver because I don't want Google spying on me every single minute of my life. To put and Android in our pocket is the same to put a spy itself in it. And I don't want that. But, using the 6T last few days made me wonder how much Apple need to improve its iOS system in so many ways. Putting it side by side with the 6T (almost stock Android) just show how much Google's OS progressed while iOS stopped in time. Definitely there are so many ways to make OS better, and as Fuchsia (new Google OS) get closer to substitute Android, I really think it's time to Apple begin to make some serious work in iOS renovation. What do you think about it?
    It’s subjective. What is best for one may not be the best for another. That said, I would like to try one of the latest Android devices. I was a huge fan of Android early on. Then I slowly migrated to Apple products and the integration between them is everything I could ask for. Though, I am still interested in how far Android has come.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    12-31-2018 03:43 PM
  2. Quis89's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I do think that, from a high level, Android has progressed while iOS has more or less stayed the same in many ways. If you look at a home screen from an early iteration of iOS it’s not a whole lot different than it is today. They’ve given in a few new coats of paint but it’s still rows of icons with a dock at the bottom with more icons. It’s not difficult to argue that Android sorely needed to move forward in order to stay relevant while iOS has pretty much always worked smoothly.
    I was curious what an old home screen really looked like in comparison and thought it was interesting. I posted it below.

    iOS 4:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2c8fbf56a8.jpg
    iOS 12:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...34b43018a7.jpg

    Our screen sizes have increased yet Apple still limits us to 4 icons in a row lol.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-31-2018 03:45 PM
  3. ksassy's Avatar
    I don't know about iOS being the best but it works for me and I'm swimming in the ecosystem.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    12-31-2018 10:11 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    It fits my needs, so for me, its the best.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    12-31-2018 10:38 PM
  5. MasterDarque's Avatar
    Like that song by Orleans goes - iOS is ‘still the one.’
    Aztek13 likes this.
    01-01-2019 04:50 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    Also old Stephen Stills song "Love The One You're With".
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    01-01-2019 06:33 AM
  7. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    So... Is ios really the best? Depends on who you ask and what their needs or wants are. If you would've asked me this question weeks ago I would've agreed that ios is the best for ME.

    Fast forward to this past weekend as I dipped my feet into the dark side of the pool and got a Samsung Tab A to play around with and experiment having Android software. So guess what.... Now ios AND android are best for ME.

    I'm happy using my iPhone ☓ and I'm thrilled to have a tab to play around with and customize....what iPhone can't give me for themes widgets and weather etc. Is something my tab can that makes me a happy camper
    pr1nce likes this.
    01-10-2019 09:17 PM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    All things considered, after reading this thread in its entirety, for me, iOS is the best.
    Wotchered likes this.
    01-11-2019 10:03 AM
  9. paraskhosla1600's Avatar
    I love both android and iOS.
    TgeekB likes this.
    05-16-2019 03:30 PM
  10. calebt's Avatar
    For me, I don’t think either one is the best. It’s what works best for me. I personally use both iOS and Android.
    TgeekB likes this.
    05-16-2019 03:37 PM
  11. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Yes.
    05-16-2019 04:06 PM
  12. kataran's Avatar
    iOS to me is superior due to the fact that its developed along side its host and the backward compatibility can’t be beat. Very few features are not available to older Hardware which makes its customers at ease knowing the updates still have there older devices in mind
    taz323 likes this.
    05-16-2019 04:30 PM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    “Best” is subjective. Currently, it fits my needs!
    joemd60, Spencerdl and pr1nce like this.
    05-17-2019 07:06 AM
  14. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I don't know about iOS being the best but it works for me and I'm swimming in the ecosystem.
    Unfortunately I am also.

    I don't mean that in a bad way, but if the day ever comes that I leave Apple and move to another platform, it's going to be extremely difficult.

    Is iOS the best? That really depends on who you ask. Appleseeds will say yes while Droidheads will say no.

    What do I say? No, not the best. Why? Simple. LACK OF CUSTOMIZATION!!!!!!!! Take the reliability of iOS and the customization of Android and you'd be REALLY REALLY close.
    ksassy likes this.
    05-17-2019 08:09 AM
  15. scruffypig's Avatar
    I think iOS is far better than anything else is out there because of accessibility features and customization. I used text to speech’s Alex voice to read a paragraph to one of my Google-ite friends. Their mouth dropped open, commenting that it was the most lifelike speech voice they’ve ever heard. They didn’t even know how to go about accomplishing the same on their Droid.
    05-17-2019 02:00 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar

    What do I say? No, not the best. Why? Simple. LACK OF CUSTOMIZATION!!!!!!!! Take the reliability of iOS and the customization of Android and you'd be REALLY REALLY close.
    I think a lot of people would agree with this.
    05-17-2019 04:47 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    I think iOS is far better than anything else is out there because of accessibility features and customization. I used text to speech’s Alex voice to read a paragraph to one of my Google-ite friends. Their mouth dropped open, commenting that it was the most lifelike speech voice they’ve ever heard. They didn’t even know how to go about accomplishing the same on their Droid.
    Customization? iOS?
    05-17-2019 04:48 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    iOS is still my choice of smartphone OS. It's not as customizable as Android OS, but that's okay because when I was using Android devices, I customized them with every rom available and I was NEVER satisfied. I was always searching for the perfect fit for 'me' and I found it with iOS.
    kataran and joemd60 like this.
    05-17-2019 07:26 PM
  19. scruffypig's Avatar
    Customization? iOS?
    Customizable accessibility features.
    05-17-2019 07:39 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Customizable accessibility features.
    Ahh. Don’t use them so I don’t know much about them.
    Glad to know they are building such features into smartphones though.
    05-17-2019 07:47 PM
  21. Spencerdl's Avatar
    “Best” is subjective. Currently, it fits my needs!
    EXACTLY This
    nikkisharif and pr1nce like this.
    05-17-2019 07:48 PM
  22. iwoodland's Avatar
    I like iOS because I like what the phone does. I don’t want to spend hours customising it I just want to use it. I use it for satnav, controlling my vacuum, heating, lights, Alexa. It is a tool for doing stuff. I don’t want to spend hours on mods etc.
    scruffypig likes this.
    05-18-2019 01:26 AM
  23. scruffypig's Avatar
    Ahh. Don’t use them so I don’t know much about them.
    Glad to know they are building such features into smartphones though.
    Apple has been big on accessibility features since as far back as I can remember with my first Mac... and on iOS for a long time also. Not really anything new for Apple. There is some really cool stuff there under the hood to play with.
    05-18-2019 04:01 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    Apple has been big on accessibility features since as far back as I can remember with my first Mac... and on iOS for a long time also. Not really anything new for Apple. There is some really cool stuff there under the hood to play with.
    Yup. I did a little reading up on it. Looks like Android has followed suit also though I don't know how they compare. A good thing if you ask me.
    scruffypig likes this.
    05-18-2019 06:12 PM
  25. flyinion's Avatar
    I love both OS's but for different reasons. I came from Android and was nearly going to go iPhone originally with the 3GS and then Verizon and Google announced the "OG Droid" which had Google Maps with a free GPS navigation. That along with input from various tech friends who'd used the earlier Android model from HTC pushed me to go that route instead. Since then the major features are really there in both now in 2019, just the implementations differ. What really sets them apart is the little things now. Huge privacy focus with Apple, endless customization on Android, etc. Yes there is the "OS version installed on X% of devices" disparity on Android but to really compare that properly someone should compare Pixel/etc. (i.e. direct from Google) devices vs. iPhone.

    For me, iOS is currently my best option. I briefly debated going back to Google for a bit before WatchOS 5 was announced with the EKG stuff. Since I have known issues that would make that useful I instantly knew I was getting one and knew it would really lock me in to Apple for the foreseeable future. At this point the only way I'd switch would be if Watch became a stand alone capable device or could sync with Android (not going to happen of course) or if Google WearOS device arrived with equivalently capable HR and EKG capabilities. It would take more than a FitBit type watch with that stuff. I won't go back to a straight FitBit Charge type device, and I want native OS apps not FitBit maintained apps like on their smartwatches.
    vimagreg and Jude526 like this.
    06-05-2019 04:21 PM
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