Both iOS 15 and Android 12 are major updates not just to the feel and look of each operating system, but also to how users interact with their smartphones. Apple unveiled the new updates a few months ago and some significant changes were introduced to your iPhone. Apple took care of the issue of notifications along with more focus on personalization and privacy. It isn’t a massive change from iOS 14, but the upgrades are enough to make iPhone users take notice. The same can be said about Android 12.
Google’s new upgrade to Android 12 saw immense improvement in design more similar to iOS 15 last year. On the pixel devices, you can clearly see all the changes that Google wanted to bring to their Android lineup. Also, Google has improved its privacy efforts along with few smart additions to the base operating system.
If you love the old-school rivalry Android vs. iOS, here is a sneak peek of Android 12 vs iOS 15 and what you can expect from each.
With iOS 15, Apple seems to have focused more on notifications. iPhone users can easily group their notifications under different profiles like Home, Work, Driving, DND, and more. Users can choose from these and prompt the iOS to only alert these from the apps they want.
FaceTime has also gotten upgrades with portrait mode effects and background noise reduction. SharePlay lets iPhone users watch Apple TV or listen to music while on call. Furthermore, Android users can take part in FaceTime calls with the FaceTime links through the web browser.
The Camera app can scan text from images and copy or save it as notes. Also, the spotlight search shows up web information and images that are related to the search topic.
Android 12 has been a great visual overhaul in 2021 with all the necessary privacy additions included.
The Material You Design is one of the biggest changes that Android users can enjoy with Android 12. Android 12 looks like nothing you’ve seen before with beautifully designed notifications shade and massive widgets. Whether it’s the home screen, AOD, or lock screen, your smartphone bases its accent colors around the colors of the wallpaper.
Android 12 users will also enjoy the faster performance. The CPU time has been reduced by 22% and new animations will help improve the experience.
Privacy has also been upgraded in Android. Similar to iOS 15, there is a Privacy Dashboard app that reports all the apps using your sensitive personal details through on-device sensors. However, unlike iOS 15, Android doesn’t track websites.
The iOS 15 is available for all iPhone 6S models, iPhone 7, 8, XS, XR, 11, 12 Series, iPhone SE, and iPod Touch 7th Generation.
On the other hand, Android 12 is coming to all Pixel 3, 3a, 4, 4a, and 5 Series.
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