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Apple iOS 9 vs Google Android M – Which Smartphone OS to Choose?

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Apple launched the iOS 9 back in September and Google followed shortly after with the release of the Android M OS in the month of October. Thus, every Android and iPhone user out there was happy to receive such major upgrades. Both are supreme platforms and they are both packed with some amazing features. If you can’t decide which smartphone OS to choose, you need to scroll down.

Android M stacked against iOS 9: Interface, Battery Life Span, Digital Assistants and more

Android M and iOS 9 are pretty much the same as far as interface, this means they have app icons that are supported by the home screen and a bunch of other neat widgets that will come in handy.

Even if there are a few minor tweaks here and there, from a visual point of view, nothing has really changed. At first glance, Google’s Android M reminds users of the outdated Android Lollipop while Apple’s iOS 9 reminds them of its previous siblings, iOS 8/ iOS 7.

The battery life span situation goes beyond just hardware and both companies have included useful features that are meant to improve the battery life span of your handsets. We are talking about the Low Power Mode feature and the Doze one. With the latter, due to the phone’s motion detection sensors, the Doze functionality will be able to distinguish the times your device is or isn’t put to use and if it’s not, the Doze feature will power it down. With the Low Power Mode, users can use the settings to go easy on the battery.

iOS 9 comes on board with a revamped Siri as well as Proactive. The latter is basically a screen that will detect your most called contacts and most used apps and based on this pattern, it will provide you with shortcuts. As for Siri, it has gone though some major improvements.

As for Android’s digital assistant, Google Now has been in the picture for quite some time and it has been a constant and trustworthy presence, but its replacement Google Now on Tap seems to be well received by users.

As for mobile payments, for Android Marshmallow, users have the revamped Google Wallet, which is currently known as Android Pay while iOS 9 supports Apple Pay. The thing that might make a difference for some users is the fact that Android devices are in sync by default with Android Pay, solely because Android M natively supports fingerprint scanners. As for iOS 9, the Touch ID feature will read fingerprints and loyalty cards are now supported by the Apple Wallet application.