i OS is only found on Apple phones and tablets, and aside from a few missing features on older i Phones and i Pads, is essentially identical on all.
With Android, the interface and features on offer can differ wildly between devices since manufacturers are free to change the interface and add features as they like.
By the end of 2016, over 430 million smartphones were sold with 81.7 percent running Android, 17.9 percent running i OS, 0.3 percent running Windows Mobile and the other OSes cover 0.1 percent.
Android alone is more popular than the popular desktop operating system Windows, and in general smartphone use (even without tablets) outnumber desktop use (desktop use, web use, overall is down to 44.9% in the first quarter of 2017).
Windows Phone, depending on the stats you look at, has somewhere between 2.5 percent and under 1 percent, meaning your only two sensible choices when it comes to buying your next phone are Android or i OS. Here we’ll look at the new features on offer and how the two OSes differ on key factors such as interface, customisation, security and privacy.Back when my buddy Ricky Cadden shut down Symbian-Guru I thought of joining him and have had my own ups and downs over the past year.One thing that kept me going here more than the devices was the people of Nokia and those writing about Nokia and I appreciate their friendship over the years and hope we can continue those relationships for years to come.The so-called mobile operating systems have majority use as of 2017 (measured by web use); with even only the smartphones running them (excluding tablets) more used than any other kind of device.Thus traditional desktop OS is now a minority used kind of OS; see usage share of operating systems.