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What is IOS?

An “Operating System” is the system that all other programs “Operate in”. An iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is really a portable computer. An “App” is really a computer program.

The operating system on a PC is “Windows”. The operating system on a Mac is “Mac OS X”. The operating system is what you see after you turn on a computer for the first time, but before you install any programs.

The OS in iOS stands for Operating System. Thus iOS is the base software that allows all other apps to run on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Some operating systems include games or utilities. For example Windows comes with Solitaire and iOS devices come with programs to play music and videos.

What is Android?

Android is an OS (operating system) owned by Google, used in smart phones(some still prefer saying ‘sophisticated mobile phone’) and tablet PCs. For those of you who are novices to the computer world, an operating system is the first and main software that is installed on your computer, mobile phone or any electronic device. It controls all the operations, other software and hardware of your computer. In its original sense, Android means a robot that has human shape, hence the small green robot on the Android OS logo.

Android is a Linux-based operating system that is now the most used among mobile operating systems. In fact, when you say Android today, nearly everyone thinks of the mobile OS rather than the original definition.

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