A Comparison Between IOS, Windows Phone and Android OS


Every developer should focus on several factors to make your App successful and profitable. To focus on, in addition to the type of application, feel, functionality, and performance, he also got goal of the mobile platform. But the choice of the mobile operating systems differs from one programmer to another. Some developers prefer to create applications for the most popular mobile operating systems, while others are for multiple Mobile operating systems.

In terms of market share in the world, on iOS, Android and Windows phones three most popular mobile operating systems in 2015. However, there is a big difference in the world market share of any mobile platform. In addition, the functionality of the respective mobile operating system is different from other. Therefore; it is necessary for the developers of mobile Apps in order to understand some of the key differences between iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

IOS and Android and Windows phone


Apple has the iPhone OS in June 2008. In June 2010, the Apple iPhone has a rename in the operating system, like iOS, and made mobile operating system, support for iPhone, iPad and iPod. The company Google has the first industrial Version of Android in September 2008. Microsoft has Windows Phone in October 2010. Therefore, Windows Phone is relatively younger than the other two mobile platforms. However, three mobile phone operating systems are updated on a regular basis. Apple, Google and Microsoft already have the Pre-Release Beta Version of iOS 9, Android and Windows 10 Mobile for programmers.

Worldwide Market Shares

As the long list of reports pointed out, Android is the most popular Mobile operating system is currently on the market. According to the last published figures of the international corporate data (WDC), a leader in the global market for Mobile OS with a share of 78%. On the other hand, global market share of the mobile operating system from Apple to 18.3% and is 2.7%. Popularity and market share of each mobile operating system continue to fluctuate. But Android still has a much higher share of the global market, as Android and Windows phone.

Design and user interface

Since its first market introduction in 2008, the appearance of iOS has remained almost unchanged. But Google and Microsoft mobile operating systems a few times have changed. Lollipop 5.0 came with more materialistic Design, and animations, in order to save the interest of the users. Also, the latest Version of Windows Phone, came from the start-up screen has been completely redesigned, as the tile surface. On the tiled interface allows users to access to all your applications, swipe to the left. You can check the Live tiles to open on the basis of the information about the applications, without you.

Home Screen

The user can easily of the mobile operating system, which on a particular device by on its Home screen. IOS and Android Apps are on the Home screen. In Mobile platforms, allows users to access to frequently used Apps directly on the home screen. But the Windows phone App displays a vertical list. In addition, there is no possibility of the main Apps at the bottom of the Home screen.

Quick Settings

On the control panel of the device iOS a larger number of fast access to the settings. Therefore, users can visit the control panel to change the settings without any hassle. Android and Windows Phone have quick access to settings in the control panel. But these two Mobile operating systems allow a complete list of the notifications directly to the notification area. The feature makes it easier for you to change the settings, without any delay.

Options to start multiple applications

In the consideration of iOS 9 at WWDC 2015, Apple is the new feature of Multitasking on the iPad Air 2. The feature allows users to share the screen of your iPad Air, and multiple applications run simultaneously. Apple allows users to divide the screen of the iPad in several ways. However, the function and the Option of multi-tasking is vary from one model of iPad to another. According to rumors, Google is working on such a versatility, which will be included in the upcoming M. Android, but Microsoft does not contain all of the features, Multitasking in Windows 10 for Mobile devices.

License Requirements

In contrast to iOS and Windows Phone, in the Android Open Source Project. So it can be manufacturers of mobile devices, without the payment of license fees or royalties. Google allowed the manufacturers of the Hardware, to configure a mobile operating system, in accordance with your requirements. So, the Hardware manufacturers have designed their devices on Android, from Google or make the device look different, using a special Version of the mobile platform.

Programming language support

Developers need to use different programming languages in the creation of Apps for iOS, Android or Windows phone. A large percentage of iOS Apps are in objective-C. but in the last year, Apple has a new programming language Swift for developing iOS Apps. Therefore, the developers of the applications you need to have to write new Apps for iOS in Swift. Java is the official programming language for the development of Android applications. But the developers can++ native development Kit for Android (NDK) for writing applications in C or C. In the development of Windows applications, the programmer writing Code in C# or VB.NET need, and develop the user interface (UI) using xaml.

The level of versatility

Despite the lower market share than Android and iOS, and Windows Phone, and more Universal, than these two popular mobile platforms. In the case of the use of the Tablet platform in Windows Phone the user the option of connecting your device into a full-fledged Desktop Computer. He can just add mouse, keyboard and external monitor to the Tablet is connected, and he’s just like a normal Desktop Computer. This feature makes Windows Phone is more versatile than other Mobile operating systems.

The number and quality of Apps

The App Store of Apple and Google have a larger number of Apps, the Windows Store. However, a number of applications does not mean that the quality and profitability. Variants of a monetization, the Apple attract many developers to create applications for iOS. Further, iOS devices will be used, as the wealthier consumers who use more paid Apps, and Mobile Commerce. But an enormous market share of Android makes it easier for developers to reach to their mobile applications to a broader and a larger audience. And I’m also sure that Android can keep up its dominance for the foreseeable future. Microsoft has, in Windows 10, in order to contribute to the development of universal Windows Apps. The function will stimulate programmers to create applications on different devices running Windows.

The last commercial cross-platform development tools for Mobile Apps-applications have made it easier for developers to build the same App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Some systems are even creating applications for multiple Mobile platforms using a single programming language and the same Code-base will allow you to. Mobile App developers must use these Tools to make your Mobile application successful overcoming of the differences between iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Бриджеш Chandra is a developer of Android on mind fire solutions. Chandra boy ‘Vivaan and he was so happy that I can be a great father. He writes about current technologies, Mobile applications, Bollywood News and Social Media tips. He belongs to the family of politicians and interest in politics. He has the plans for an E-Commerce company, Catering to all the needs of the children in the future.


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