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Differences between iOS and Android

iOS (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV)

iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. It was originally released in 2007 with the iPhone, and today runs on many other devices including the iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV.

iOS shares similar roots to the macOS operating system used in modern Apple computers.


Android is an open source, Linux-based mobile operating system. Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance, which was lead by Google and featured contributions from many other companies.

While originally developed for phones, today Android powers everything from tablets and smartwatches to smart devices like refrigerators.

Differences between Android & iOS

Status Bar (Native)iOS text is centeredAndroid text is left-aligned
NavigationiOS has a tab bar on the bottomAndroid has a drawer menu
FontThe default font for iOS is San FranciscoThe default font for Android is Roboto.

UI differences between Android & iOS