iOS 10 Vs Android 7 - A Quick Comparison by AppZoro




We know Google shipped an array of mobile devices like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. These are powered by Android 7.0 Nougat. The company has revealed its plan to make the latest version of Android available to many non-Nexus devices in near future. In the same way, Apple has also revealed its plan to make iOS 10 available to specific devices like iPhone 5 and higher, iPod touch 6th gen, iPad mini 2 and higher, and iPad 4th generation. So, the users now have the option to choose from devices powered by the latest versions of iOS and Android. But as a user, you must compare the features of both mobile operating systems to make the right decision.

Difference between iOS 10 and Android 7.0 Nougat

UI Experience

Both iOS 10 and Android 7 come with redesigned and polished UI. But the Android users have the option to use home screens. The UI of iOS 10 enables users to take advantage of the force touch feature. The sensors deployed inside the iOS device screens can easily detect the exact amount of pressure put by the user. The users can take advantage of the ‘Rise to wake’ feature to keep the display constantly on.

On the other hand, the user interface of Android 7 comes with a redesigned navigation bar button. It further allows users to launch the last-used app simply by double-tapping on the recent app button.


Both mobile OS also comes with improved notification systems. The notification system included in iOS 10 enables users to interact with various notifications efficient manner. The updated notification system works with third-party apps. Thus, mobile app developers can take advantage of this feature to push live updates to the notifications without putting in the extra effort.

The redesigned notification system included in Android 7 enables users to check notifications directly without opening the mobile apps. The users also have the option to open the notification and reply to messages without using any messaging app.

Digital Assistant

iOS 10 and Android 7.0 come with improved digital assistants. Apple has redesigned Siri to enable users to perform several new tasks by giving voice commands. It made Siri available to third-party iOS app developers. The latest version of Siri included in iOS 10 enables users to conduct online searches, book cabs, send messages through a third-party app, ask for directions, track schedules, set alarms, and deliver reminders and notifications.

Android 7.0 also comes with an updated version of Google Now to make it easier for users to accomplish additional tasks through voice commands. The updated version of Google Now emphasizes more on user interaction and lacks some of these advanced features provided by Siri.


The latest version of iOS comes with a completely revamped iMessage app. The messaging service now enables users to avail additional social features, the option to add emojis and media attachments.

While Android 7 enables users to choose from an array of messaging apps. In addition to the Google Messenger app and Hangouts, the latest version of Android comes with two new messaging apps – Allo and Duo.

Hence, there are chances that the users may find it confusing to choose the right messaging app on Android.

Option to Delete Stock Apps

The current versions of iOS and Android allow users to delete stock apps without any hassle. But each mobile OS allows users to delete the stock applications. Apple allows users only to hide the stock apps, users can unhide and use the stock apps in the future without downloading them.

Android device manufacturers allow users to uninstall stock apps instead of hiding them. so, the option to delete stock apps will differ from one hardware manufacturer to another.


Both iOS 10 and Android 7.0 allow users to perform multitasking. The multitasking feature of iOS 10 is available only for specific models of the iPad.

While Android 7.0 enables users to run two apps side by side on their smartphones and tablets. The multitasking performance will differ from one Android device to another. The users will require devices with more memory and good-quality batteries to access two apps simultaneously.

Battery Life Extension

Both OS now enables users to monitor the usage of batteries. Android 7 comes extends the battery life of devices efficiently through the updated Doze Mode. The updated Doze Mode turns the battery-saving features automatically when the device remains idle for a longer period of time.

The users can carry and use their Android devices without worrying about battery usage. However, the users must not forget to disable background processed and apps to save battery consumption continuously.

Quick Settings

The redesigned Control Centre makes it easier for users to customize the settings of devices powered by iOS 10. But the users still have to put extra time and effort to personalize the settings of their device completely.

Android 7.0 enables users to customize the settings of their mobile devices without any problem. It allows users to include various setting options in easy to reach slots. The users can easily switch between multiple options almost instantaneously.


Apple has improved the quality and performance of certain stock apps. The iOS 10 users can access the updated version of the photo app to identify the people, place, and objects inside a specific picture. Users can now sort and access pictures based on varying criteria.

The users can also access the redesigned music apps to stream tracks through Apple Music streaming services and a simplified user interface. But Play Music allows Android 7 users to both download individual tracks and stream the songs over the internet.


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