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It’s Android Oreo VS iOS 11: Who Is The Winner?

November 17, 2017 |
Blog, Technology

The world is a tough place to survive. There’s competition everywhere and you really need to be on your toes to sustain. Talk about competition in the world of technology and you can easily site some of the fiercest competition. The most popular rivalry in terms of mobile operating systems is between Android and iOS. The history of this rivalry goes way back and has reached a cut-throat level today. Both the giants have recently launched their latest versions. Google launched Android Oreo in August and Apple launched iOS 11 in September which has fueled the discussion ‘Android Oreo VS iOS 11’. Which one is better?

We will have a best of 7 rounds competition between Android Oreo and iOS 11. In every round we will compare the two on the basis of some important features and will try to get a winner at the end of the exercise. So let’s do this!

Round 1
Siri vs Google Assistant

The battle starts with a comparison between the two stars. Siri was introduced by Apple in iPhones way back in 2011 with iPhone 4s. Since then they have improved it with the launch of every new version. With iOS 11, they have improved the voice quality and provided translation between two languages.

However, Google Assistant has scaled new heights in terms of accuracy and efficiency in identifying the objects ever since Google translator was connected to Google Assistant. You can type or speak to search for things and give instructions. Google Assistant picks your words very effectively surpassing the tone, accent and clarity barriers.

Siri vs Google Assistant

Android Oreo is the outright winner here.

Round 2
Battery Life And Mobile App Limitations

There are around 3 million Android apps sitting in the Play Store. Google did not impose any kind of limitations regarding the release of apps till the launch of Android Nougat. That’s why the number is gigantic which has resulted in below par battery performance. With the introduction of limitations regarding release and installation of apps, Android users can expect better battery performance.

On the other hand, Apple has always maintained high standards in terms of app release. They follow very strict rules to manage what type of apps are released on iOS. This often gives a terrible headache to iOS app developers but ensures efficient functioning of the operating system along with super battery life.

Battery Life And Mobile App Limitations

Android Oreo has made significant efforts here, but iOS 11 clearly wins this round.

Round 3
PIP (Picture In Picture) Feature

At Google I/O 2017, Google opened support for Picture-in-Picture to any app which previously was limited only to YouTube app. This enhanced the video viewing experience for users as the video continues to play at the bottom of the screen even when you leave the app.

Apple introduced PIP when they launched iOS 9. However, it was introduced only for iPads. The feature is still missing from mobile devices and works only with the newer iPads.

PIP (Picture In Picture) Feature

Another win for Android Oreo.

Round 4

iOS 11 offers all in one messaging app facility to its users, but Android still doesn’t have this feature. Android Oreo still banks on messaging apps like Allo, Hangouts, or Google Duo which are very specific in terms of their features. Moreover, Apple Pay is far better than Google Wallet as the latter requires a separate setup for itself.


iOS 11 offers you a stable Wi-Fi, text effects and SMS texting which makes it the clear winner of this round.

Round 5
Autofill Facility

With Oreo, Android has focused on improving the overall user experience by resolving even smaller issues like the auto fill facility. The autofill feature makes it easier to log on to the apps without typing in the full password. Android users no longer need to download separate apps like LastPass for managing their passwords.

On the other hand, iOS 11 considers security as their most important factor. iOS 11 is very strict when it comes to the substitution of its default apps.

Autofill Facility

Android Oreo has an edge over iOS 11 considering the flexibility available to its user when using a password manager.

Round 6
Design Improvements

Android Oreo has not really reinvented itself when we talk about its design. Yes, there are a few tweaks here and there but nothing revolutionary.

While Android Oreo is on the backfoot in terms of design, iOS has done some major improvements. They have redesigned the control center, Siri interface, lock screen, and app store in their latest iOS 11.

Android Oreo VS iOS 11

Scores level. 3 All

Round 7

Apple has always been a forerunner in this department with its robust notification display. However, with Android Oreo, Google has managed to catch up with iOS on this front. Just like Apple, stock Android too will have a dot on top of the app. It was already available on third-party launchers but native android got this update with the Oreo edition.

The biggest differentiator is the method of interacting with the notification. You can view the notification without even opening the app, you can categorize it into various categories, and it even has Smart Text Selection.


Android Oreo stands out against iOS 11 here by a narrow margin.


As expected, the competition was really tough with Android Oreo emerging as the winner with a very thin margin. Both these players are very strong and leave no chance of attacking each other with the introduction of amazing features and improving their operating systems every now and then. The comparison based on some of the important aspects may have pointed Android Oreo as a slightly better choice but it doesn’t underestimate iOS 11 by any means. At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preferences.

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