IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Android KitKat 4.4 vs Apple iOS 7 head-to-head review

We put core apps including email, maps & browsers to the test to see which OS is the top dog

App Store vs Google Play

Both Apple and Google app stores have over one million applications available. These grandiose numbers mean many apps or their equivalents are available for both iOS and Android. For example, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Remote Desktop, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce and Bloomberg are all available for both operating systems.

Not all apps are created equal though - the iOS version of Documents To Go office suite can open files stored on Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, SugarSync and iCloud. The Android version on the other hand is limited to just Google Drive.

Some apps are exclusive to iOS or at least don't have direct counterparts on Android. SAP CRM Sales, Oracle Fusion Mobile Sales, Fantastical and Roambi Business Intelligence are a few examples.

WINNER: iOS. The difference isn't as great as it used to be, but there are more quality business apps on iOS.

Featured Resources

Four strategies for building a hybrid workplace that works

All indications are that the future of work is hybrid, if it's not here already

Free webinar

The digital marketer’s guide to contextual insights and trends

How to use contextual intelligence to uncover new insights and inform strategies

Free Download

Ransomware and Microsoft 365 for business

What you need to know about reducing ransomware risk

Free Download

Building a modern strategy for analytics and machine learning success

Turning into business value

Free Download

Recommended

Apple "completely redesigns" IT certifications, introduces two new exams
Careers & training

Apple "completely redesigns" IT certifications, introduces two new exams

19 May 2022
Apple executive rejoins Google over remote work policy
flexible working

Apple executive rejoins Google over remote work policy

18 May 2022
The Total Economic Impact™ of Apple Mac in Enterprise: M1 update
Whitepaper

The Total Economic Impact™ of Apple Mac in Enterprise: M1 update

12 May 2022
Three lessons the iPod can teach us about disruption
Technology

Three lessons the iPod can teach us about disruption

11 May 2022

Most Popular

Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack
hacking

Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack

16 May 2022
Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it's switched off
Security

Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it's switched off

18 May 2022
Windows Server admins say latest Patch Tuesday broke authentication policies
Server & storage

Windows Server admins say latest Patch Tuesday broke authentication policies

12 May 2022