We Compare IOS7 and Android Jelly Bean, Are Where Is The Revolution That Apple Proclaims?

The in-depth analysis of iOS7 is something that has no place here, in Xataka Android, but rather in Applesfera, where since yesterday we have reviewed the benefits of Apple’s new operating system for mobile devices, or rather, only for iPad and iPhone.

However, here does include the dreaded comparative, annual article where we talk about what iOS to Android, especially this year with Android Jelly Bean and iOS7, when Apple speaks of the greatest revolution in the history of iOS and Android has not yet presented any major update.

Any technology enthusiast, be regular Applesfera or Xataka Android, sure that was attentive yesterday to the news of iOS7, although with respect to other platforms, Android among them, the truth is that major developments introduced by Apple is a new design, and this is questionable from an objective point of view.

Apple is a victim of his own speech: the revolution is only in the design?

To focus a little more on the perspective in which we are trying to get, can read us to someone with history in this world as Antonio Ortiz on his blog Error 500, where what looks exactly we try to refer.

Apple is a victim of his own character, his own speech, and staged it in every presentation made from some time ago. It is true that the design is important, and the success they have achieved in Cupertino there is based, although at times that run you can not based the presentation of a new mobile operating system design.

Everything in iOS7 is design, or at least of that has been the presentation of Apple, and all upgrades are in the service of design, so Apple downplays the functionality to let all the weight in the interface of the system. The iOS7 debate focuses on the design, and that is something ‘not good’.

And that record, we are not charging against the design, which can be good or bad and which leaves many doors open to subjectivity, but that we try to illuminate that failed speech that Apple believes itself: finish watching aesthetic changes as the biggest revolution in the history of iOS.

Well, the truth is that most important of an operating system is its functionality, and in this Apple has greatly faltered, bringing iOS a mixture of functions that already enjoyed by users before Windows Phone and Android; that Yes, with a new palette of colors bright and a redesign more flat and minimalist.

New design for iOS7, lighter, cleaner, brighter

We said that here subjective planes, opening so we don’t want to position ourselves. Simply highlight Apple turning toward cleaning the interface, Interestingly the same change that gave Android Matías Duarte signing a couple of years ago.

The icons left in iOS7 its squeezed roundness, resulting in flatter, more minimalist; While the typography, that Apple boasts, becomes more elegant and readable on small screens like a phone.

However, such cleaning and the importance of typography It reminds us, as we have said, Holo and Roboto, to sample a button:

As we see, the resemblance is more than reasonable, and even Apple has not cut when choosing representative wallpaper.

Notifications and quick controls Center

It is without a doubt the best Android, and Google’s operating system users know it for some time, so it is logical that Apple tried to bring this experience to its users.

The management of notifications was already very good in previous versions, but the extended notifications and quick Jelly Bean controls panel has brought improvements to the unbeatable.

iOS7 wanted to reinvent the good thing about a center of notifications and control as the Android, even though It has been a redesigned print. Now, in iOS7 is you can access the notifications menu by sliding the top down bar even with a locked terminal, something that Android users enjoy long ago.

Differences, there are, at Apple you can sort by date or lost, but on a phone is useless, since it would have to spend lots of time and ignore many notifications to make useful these sorted.

In addition, iOS7 now also includes a menu of quick controls, with one click access to the most commonly used settings. Another revolution for Apple to It is not new to Android users.

Improvements in multi-tasking

Now, multitasking in iOS7 supports all applications, and moreover Apple boasts update background applications, saving battery, and even the possibility of programming these updates. A very similar to the webOS cards system has been integrated to manage such multitasking, and curiously, this system was designed by the own Matías Duarte.

It is not a coincidence, Matías Duarte brought to Android 4.0 your new system multitasking, and its management is also very similar to webOS cards. In addition, users of Android sound to Chinese partial multitasking, because Android all applications were already multitask from the beginning of time, almost 5 years ago.

Many more similar reasonable

So far the improvements most important IOS, there is also less typical additives which we analyze in detail:

Image galleries

There are no significant improvements in a strong point of the iPhone, although Yes the gallery application has been redesigned to include automatic planning according to time and place with the geo-positioning.

And again, we find improvements that already enjoyed by users of Android, which also feature in 4.2 PhotoSphere, a new simple interface on the camera, and other many improvements, which are higher still if we go to HTC proprietary software with its new UltraPixel or Samsung with its choice of best a blast taking functions.


One of the most important developments of Apple, its type Spotify streaming music service. The usefulness of iTunes Radio is the same, listen to the songs you want from your iTunes library and buy them if we like. However, it can be used for free with advertising.

Android users also have Google Music, which also have has confined to the United States in the beginning, but unfortunately they do not have free version with advertising. Point for Apple. However, Google Music allows upload to cloud your own collection, up to 20,000 songs, and enjoy it on any device with Internet connection.


The application of iOS7 with aesthetic improvements, simulating climatic conditions and a design according to the new operating system has been updated.

Android users have widgets and specific applications of each manufacturer that do exactly the same, and Play Store can download other ultraconfigurables applications to customize your terminal. It was the most bitter criticism of users of the Apple to the Androids, which latter had obsession for the time.


New browser, with new design, new management of tabs and full-screen mode. With iCloud Keychain password synchronization and management.

All improvements that already enjoyed by users of Android with Chrome, that also allows to save and sync bookmarks and even open tabs to continue browsing other device.


Renewal in the interface of the application of iOS7, curiously very similar to the Android application of Hangouts, the new integrated Google Messaging service.


In this case we have started to make the House through the roof, and it is our conclusion illustrates the beginning of the article. Apple is a victim of his own speech, and it is believed that an aesthetic revolution is a total revolution in the operating system.

It is clear that iOS7 is a big change, but its greatest virtue is its aesthetic change, and his biggest problem is precisely that, the debate has focused on whether the new aesthetic is better or worse, forgetting that features mark the success of an operating system.

Functional improvements introduced by Apple in iOS7 users of other operating systems already enjoyed them long time, and what is worse for Apple, Android 4.3 has not yet come, so the functional jump between Android and iOS will be greater still.

However, Apple relies on its mass of users, who obviously ensure sales and good reviews, though probably if they persuade other operating systems you would realize that the leap between Android and iOS is not aesthetic, but fully functional.

What bring will us Android 4.3? Surely we will see it soon, and now the ball of innovation will be the next Google.