Both Apple and Google have developer previews of their respective operating systems out, ahead of a final release later this year. After showing visual differences between iOS 8 and iOS 9, PhoneArena now shares screenshots comparing developer betas of iOS 9 and Android M. Also Read - Your Window PC can now run Android appsAlso Read - Microsoft OneDrive update brings photo editing tools and other improvements
Despite being different platforms, iOS 9 and Android M both have one thing in common. Both are focusing more on stability and performance improvements, over new features. Thus on the design front, there aren t a whole gamut of changes and thus both look fairly similar to their predecessors. Also Read - Jio-Google partnership: From JioPhone Next to new 5G collaboration and more
While the lockscreen on iOS 9 remains untouched, there is a small yet major change on Android M the dialer button is now replaced with voice search. The personal assistants on both the platforms have been greatly improved. Google Now on Tap makes it more active, while Siri gets a new feature called proactive assistant which tries to offer information before you ask.
Other changes include the app switcher, with iOS 9 now getting a stacked UI similar to what you get on Android M. The focus is on the apps themselves rather than other elements. There are quite a few other small changes, which can be seen in the photos below.