Now that both iOS 9 Beta and Android M Developer Preview are out, it’s time to pit the 2 beside each other and see how the two most popular mobile os have actually visually developed in last one year.
iOS 9 screenshots are on the left while Android M ones are on the right.
iOS 9 Beta vs Android M Developer Preview – – Side-by-Side Contrast:
iOS 9 vs Android M – –
Phones: Lock Screen: Apple’s new San Francisco font in iOS 9 vs Google’s fine-tuned Roboto font in Android M.
Lock Screen: Notices
New Spotlight Browse page in iOS 9 vs Google Now page in Android M.
Apps on Home Screen (iOS 9) vs apps in App Drawer (Android M)
Search everything. Spotlight Browse vs Google.
Siri UI vs Google Now UI
Control Center in iOS 9 vs Quick Settings Tiles in Android M.
Apple Photos (iOS 9) vs Google Photos (Android M)
Low Power Mode (iOS 9) vs Battery saver (Android M)
Transit in Apple Maps vs Transit in Google Maps.
iCloud Drive app (iOS 9) vs Google Drive app (Android M)
Personal privacy features in iOS 9 on left. App authorizations in Android M on right.
Now Playing: Apple Music vs Google Play Music
Cds: iOS 9’s Apple Music app vs Android M’s Google Play Music app.
Notes in iOS 9 vs Google Keep in Android M.
iOS Share Sheet on left. Android Share Menu on right.
Landscape Home Screen (iOS 9 – – iPhone 6
Plus) Stock Apple Keyboard vs Stock Google Keyboard.
System-wide dictation in keyboard.
iOS 9 vs Android M – – Tablets:
With Android M, Google has natively included support for split-screen multitasking for tablets. This performance though is in early stage phases at the moment which’s most likely the reason Google didn’t announce it on-stage at I/O 2015. To allow this secret hidden feature of Android M, you can follow the directions here.
Apple on the other hand has lastly made true multitasking on iPad official with iOS 9. Here’s how it looks and works:
Slide Over: Open 2nd app over the very first one on side without leaving the first one.
Switching apps in Slide Over.
Split View: Open 2 active apps side-by-side at the very same time in 50/50 or 70/30 view.
Picture-in-Picture (PiP): Watch a video in a small window while continue working in other app. The video window can also be rearranged or resized.
Yes you can likewise use all three Slide Over, Split View and Picture-in-Picture at the same time.