iOS 5 or Android Ice Cream Sandwich Debate
Well Apple dished the dirt on the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 yesterday and we now know iOS 5 will offer the iPhone faithful 200 plus “new” features including the Siri Voice Assistant, but how will iOS 5 stand up against the soon to be revealed next generation Android operating system, Android Ice Cream Sandwich?
We now know that iOS 5 will be released in about a week, and delivers Airplay mirroring for the Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, WiFi sync, Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, reminders, iCloud integration, FaceTime over 3G, and probably the biggest attraction that Siri Voice Assistant, and of course many more.
However, the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 “Google Episode” event kicks off on the 11th of this month, a day before iOS 5 is due release to the iPhone masses, and we should hear more about the upcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and hopefully an announcement of the Samsung Nexus Prime.
We’ve already been treated to the systems application list for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which you can view (here) and word has it ISC will feature such stuff as an open accessory API, Cloud music, NFC, gaming improvements, resizable widgets, face detection, possibly face recognition to unlock phones, and of course the OS being compatible with both Android smartphones and tablets, although one does have to say that these features have not yet been confirmed.
We recently ran a poll asking whether people would prefer Android Ice Cream sandwich or iOS 5 the result of which was somewhat overwhelming coming strongly down on the side of ICS.
So does Android Ice Cream Sandwich stand up to what iOS 5 offers? That question will hopefully be answered come the 11th of the month. Bet we’d love to know what our readers think, do you think ICS will be the number one operating system out there feature wise or do you feel iOS 5 has it all and can’t be beat?
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