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iOS 9 vs. Android M: The future of mobile in a side-by-side video

Published Jun 11th, 2015 11:05AM EDT
iOS 9 Android M iPad Air 2 Nexus 9 Video
Image: Pocket Now

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With iOS 9 and Android M available in beta versions, users have already started comparing the main features of Apple’s and Google’s latest operating system updates. After seeing an iOS 9 vs. Android M comparison in side-by-side pictures, it’s now time to explore the two mobile software platforms on tablets.

DON’T MISS: iOS 9 vs. Android M – The future of mobile in side-by-side pictures

Mobile-oriented tech blog Pocket Now has a video showing the most important features on iOS 9 beta 1 and the Android M Developer Preview running on the iPad Air 2 and the Nexus 9, respectively.

The online publication tackles some of the changes Apple and Google made to their respective mobile user interfaces, looking at differences and similarities and also at some of the new features available in iOS 9 and Android M.

When it comes to iOS 9 on the iPad, users will immediately appreciate the new task switcher, as well as the built-in split-view mode that’ll let them run two apps on the screen at the same time. Furthermore, Siri has gotten smarter, and Proactive will be available on the iPad as well.

On the other side of the fence there’s Android M, which brings a variety of new changes, including an even more powerful assistant – Google Now’s new exciting abilities include an almost-omniscient Now on Tap – and better privacy controls when it comes to app permissions.

Obviously, there are many small but important features coming in both iOS 9 and Android M than what’s shown in the following video. But no matter what your preference is, it’s clear that both Apple and Google aren’t done enhancing your mobile experience.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.