Android L vs iOS 8: developer preview showdown (Video)


In the last month, both Google and Apple unveiled the upcoming releases for Android and iOS, respectively, through developer previews.

Both companies announced new features which will reduce the friction between using multiple devices and operating systems. Users will be able to run Android applications on Chrome OS, as well as sync notifications from their Android phone or tablet when using a Chromebook. Apple users will have the ability to start a message on an iOS device and finish it from a Mac or even sync SMS to Messages on OS X.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg, though. Both updates come packed with new features, including a brand new design language on Android called Material Design. Both come with behind the scenes features to keep things running smoothly, new fitness-focused features, and new contextual-awareness.

How do these two updates compare? Which should you be biting your nails for? Or are they both so great we can’t decide?

You’ll have to watch the below video to see for yourself. And while you’re at it, drop a comment below to tell us what you think about the Android L vs iOS 8 discussion and your thoughts on each platform!

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Taylor Martin

Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn’t go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or “nerd bag.” In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.

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