Our iOS 8 vs Android 4.4 KitKat comparison review analyses new features for each new operating system. We take a deeper look at the new features for iOS 8 and compare them to Android KitKat equivalents. Who has the best new mobile operating system: Apple or Google?
iOS 8 introduces iCloud Drive, Hey Siri looks set to make the iPad and iPhone an active assistant, Health Kit and Home Kit plus extensions could be a real game changer though google kitkat has many of the same features as ios 8
Apple iOS 8 vs Android kitkat – The Main Differences
Apple iOS 8 and Android 4.4 KitKat are both new mobile operating heavyweights. Our iOS 8 vs KitKat comparison review takes a close look at each new operating system.
Interactive Notifications are the big new deal in iOS 8. In iOS the Notifications are designed to spur new kinds of behaviors You can now reply to emails or messages from Notifications.Android KitKat also has interactive notifications, but they’re not as powerful because they require you to quit what you’re already doing to respond to the notification. Although Android announced this feature first, Apple has a better implementation.
while looking at android vs. ios 8, another big new feature from Apple is the presence of the new Quick Type keyboard. Quick Type enables you to tap on words suggestions as you type. It bases guesses for the next word based upon your past conversations. Apple’s Quick Type keyboard will even type into account the app you are using, and will make different suggestions in Messages than in Mail. Click here to watch iOS 8.4 jailbreaking video.
Apple’s big new cloud service is iCloud Drive. With iCloud Drive, you save, and access files directly to a folder on your Mac’s hard drive. The files stored in iCloud Drive are then accessible inside iCloud Drive-compatible apps.It’s hardly a unique feature, however, and Google has Google Drive (not to mention Dropbox, One Drive, Box.net and all the other similar cloud services).
K33N Team has announced its presence in the filed of jailbreaking by announcing to work for iOS 9 jailbreak in collaboration with PanGu Team, although they are already working about hacking the smartphones and finding the vulnerabilities in Android world, but in the department of jailbreaking it is their first entry which might be a difficult job.
The news came through Forbes where they have given much details about the Keen Team code named K33n Team and their plans for releasing the K33N tool to jailbreak iOS 9.
One of the crew’s researchers, Liang Chen, said Keen Team (alternatively spelled K33n Team) wanted to release its first ever jailbreak, possibly with the assistance of another nonpareil group of Chinese hackers, Team Pangu.
K33N & iOS 9 Jailbreak
Keen team is having good name and fame in the Android rooting community. Recently James Feng who is a renowned member of K33N team showed off his exploits of Android at the MOSEC Conference, with the title of “How To Root 10 Million Phones With One Exploit”. Keen team has also won the prizes for finding & sharing the exploits for Safari & Flash.
Video Showing Keen Team Winning Exploits for Safari & Flash
Jailbreakers Welcome K33N Plan
Jailbreak community must be happy to know that a new team is in for jailbreaking iOS 9. There are thousands of users who are not interested in new devices only because they can not take risk of using new versions and there is no jailbreak available for iOS 8.3 and 8.4. We saw a demonstration about the iOS 8.3 jailbreak but still no public release is seen from any team which means everybody is looking to jailbreak 9 instead of utilizing their loophole findings in jailbreaking 8.4 or 8.3.
When iOS 9 Jailbreak Will Come?
Obviously after the release of iOS 9 for public use and we hope that as early as possible this task shall be done and it is also indicated by Chen when asked about the release of K33N iOS 9 Jailbreak Tool:
“We want to release it just after iOS 9, that’s our plan,” Chen added. “It depends how lucky we are.”
As of now if you have not upgraded to new versions due to non availability of tool to jailbreak iOS 8.3 we recommend to keep away from upgrading because still iOS 8.4 jailbreak is not confirmed by authentic sources and iOS 9 jailbreak is also not possible until the final version is released for public.
As you are aware that Apple WWDC is planned for tomorrow i.e. 8-June-2015 in which it is assumed that iOS 8.4 is also part of agenda, but 9to5Mac has reported that iOS 8.4 will be released in late June and not at WWDC as it is previously planned.
Apple had originally planned to release iOS 8.4 following the WWDC Keynote on June 8th, but we’ve heard that it’s currently planning to release it during the last week of June. As we also first reported, the new services will be available as a new app on Android for non-iPhones. The new services will likely also be available on the new Apple TV. Apple is not yet readying a version of the new services for other platforms, like Windows Phone, due to their low marketshare.
This time jailbreak community is also waiting for the release of iOS 8.4 software because a recent demonstration of iOS 8.3 Jailbreak has raised the hope for next jailbreak from Pangu.
Update has come from MOSEC security conference in Shanghai where Pangu team has demonstrated the jailbreak of iOS 8.3. This is posted on Tools4Hack a Japanese website. They claim that Pangu Team has demonstrated an iOS 8.3 jailbreak by referring to Pangu team member Daniel_K4.
From the report it also appears that final Pangu jailbreak may not be released immediately because Apple is soon releasing iOS 8.4 so we might need to wait until next version is released and in that case we shall be happy to experience jailbreak for iOS 8.4 instead of jailbreaking 8.3.
“If I had to take a guess, since the pangu team is the kind of team to put out jail break tools pretty quickly, depending on the development situation. once ios8.4 is released, they should definitely have a jail break in a couple of days.”
“But, on the 8th (japan time 9th at 2am), the official iOS 8.4 release date is to be announced, so all we can do in the mean time is wait.”
This good news has again put lot of discussion in jailbreak community about the recent demonstration given by i0nic in which he was showing the Cydia running on iOS 8.4 beta 1 which means there might be competition between Pangu Team and i0nic team to achieve the iOS 8.4 jailbreak and its public release.
Still we have not seen any update from Taig team who are currently owners of latest available jailbreak for iOS 8.0, 8.1.2 and 8.2 beta 2. We also request them to come in the picture and let us know what they are doing to jailbreak iOS 8.4 or 8.3 at the moment.
Update: In a recent interview by a TaiG team member Ray Xie which he has given to iDigitalTimes he said, “We currently haven’t any plans to release a jailbreak prior to iOS 9.” Xie also said that “We have no plan to jailbreak Apple Watch at this time. Apple Watch is a new product. We don’t know too much about its users’ demands. What’s more, we are not quite clear about whether it is suitable or necessary to jailbreak an Apple watch. Time will tell all that.”
It looks that TaiG team is looking for a difficult task which is to jailbreak iOS 9 and the next major iOS version is claimed to be based upon rootless security system and therefore seems impossible to jailbreak iOS 9.
As we are desparately waiting for a tool to jailbreak iOS 8.3 and meanwhile an important update needs to be given to our visitors. Famous jailbreaker Stefan Esser also known as i0nic has released a video which shows that he has jailbroken iOS 8.4 beta 1. More news are still to come whether he will be able to release it publicly or not once final version is available.
Update: Taig can jailbreak up to iOS 8.2 beta versions. Although Apple has already released the 8.2 version for which we are waiting for the updated news from Taig or Pangu team. On the other hand if we talk about Pangu tool to jailbreak 8.3 or 8.2 still there is no hope and nothing new has come after the availability of jailbreak tool for 8.1 from Pangu team.
Immediately after the release of iOS 8.1.3 by Apple today on 28-January-2015, it was revealed that Apple has already patched the exploits that were used by TaiG jailbreak tool for 8.1.2 and now iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak is not available.
If you are a jailbreaker we recommend you to keep away from the upgradation to 8.1.3, otherwise if you are willing to try and download 8.1.3 you can check our pages for downloading iOS for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
This could be a situation in which most of users have fallen especially when they have already upgraded to 8.1.3 using the OTA option. If you are looking for a tool to jailbreak 8.1.3 we recommend you to immediately downgrade from 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 because Apple will stop signing the existing jailbreakable version after which you must be in desparate situation until the release of jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3.
Currently the working jailbreaks for iOS 8 are TaiG and Pangu and current versions are not compatible to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3. But we believe that the way teams has jailbroken previous version they will be able to jailbreak 8.1.3 as well and we expect a quick response after the stable release of iOS 8.1.3.
We on this page shall keep you updated about the next development related to the availability of jailbreak tool for iOS 8.1.3 or any other later versions.
As reported yesterday with reference to the pod2g’s tweet that he is running 5.1 untethered jailbreak on iPhone 4, there came the question whether the new jailbreak will be applicable for all devices or not. Even some people commented that 5.1 iPhone 4S tethered is enough and no need for untethered.
Pod2g has beautifully replied to these people by saying “Don’t forget there are Apple TV3, 4S, iPad2 and iPad3 users out there! and lot of these users got 5.1 out of the box” So this statement clearly reveals to us that the jailbreak for 5.1 which pod2g is going to release hopefully soon, will surely be compatible for all idevices currently available in the market.
The new 5.1 untethered jailbreak will be compatible with:
iPhone 4S 5.1
iPhone 4 5.1
iPhone 3Gs 5.1
iPad 3 5.1
iPad 2 5.1
iPad 1 5.1
ipod Touch 3G 5.1
iPod Touch 4G 5.1
If you are willing to jailbreak 5.1 iPhone 4S now you can follow this tutorial but remember this is a tethered jailbreak for iphone 4S.
Read below tweets and guess yourself.
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Good news for everybody waiting for untethered 5.1 jailbreak. Pod2g has successfully achieved the 5.1 untethered jailbreak on iPhone 4. Earlier on 1st May 2012, pod2g announced that he has achieved the important exploits which will lead to untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1. The poll he launched was also demanding that he should release 5.1 untethered as soon as possible.
Now after the latest tweet from pod2g everybody (at least me) must be anxious to get the public version of ios 5.1 untethered jailbreak software as soon as possible. Although the previous claims of untethered 5.1 jailbreak were not released for public use but this time I believe that pod2g will fulfill his promise as always and the latest 5.1 jailbreak which is untethered will be released for public. I believe pod2g will be making the public version so that the same can be released.
The latest tweet from pod2g is very clear and shows the confidence level of him since the iPhone 4 is running with 5.1 untethered jailbreak. I believe and hope that new 5.1 jailbreak will also compatible with iPhone 4S 5.1 untethered jailbreak and iPad 3 5.1 untethered jailbreak . Lets wait and see the actual stuff.
As most of you are aware that few days back pod2g started a poll to ask the jailbreak community whether he should jailbreak 5.1untethered or wait for release of iOS 6 and then put their efforts on iOS 6 jailbreak. The current status of poll demands that pod2g should release iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak.
Now the latest news about 5.1 jailbreak reveals that pod2g is working hard and has got two new vulnerabilities. He states in his latest tweet “News: a productive week-end. Found 2 big vulnerabilities. 1 kernel land and 1 root land.“
Getting the exploits in kernal and root may lead a jailbreak independent of the firmware i.e. it will be compatible for all firmware. As mentioned in the last statements pod2g told that it may take a month or two to achieve the iOS 5.1 jailbreak. We hope the time comes as early as possible and we can enjoy the jailbreak tweaks and apps from Cydia.
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If you need to jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.1 you can go to this jailbreak 5.1 tutorial, but remember this is tethered jailbreak which means you will need to boot tethered using computer if you need to restart your iPhone 4S, otherwise Safari and Cydia may not work.
As you are aware that Pod2g has tweeted recently that it may take more than one month or even two, to release the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. In his tweet he told that he and others are working on 5.1 untethered Jailbreak, he mentioned in his tweet on 24-April-2012 “ETA for 5.1 JB: No Clue. We’r going to set pieces of the puzzle together this week. We could have issues… could be 1 month may be 2. It seems that it is becoming difficult for them to dedicate all their time for jailbreaking ios 5.1.
Pod2g has launched a poll to ask jailbreak community whether they should work on iOS 5.1 jailbreak, because it is believed that Apple will announce iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 in June 2012. So Pod2g may be thinking that instead of giving more time on iOS 5.1 jailbreak and getting it in next month it is better to wait till June 11-15 and if iOS 6.1 will be released then it is better to jailbreak iOS 6.
Since Pod2g cares for you and me so he decided to ask us and vote whether he should jailbreak 5.1 or should wait for iOS 6 jailbreak. Now it depends on our vote, I voted for 5.1 jailbreak. The figures till now are going in favor of ios 5.1 untethered jailbreak. I am sure he will respect the majority and whatever is the result after 5 days, lets see what is next.
There have been 89228 votes till I am writing this post and 57 % are in the favor of 5.1 jailbreak (watch below screen shot). So you can visit this site and vote for future of the jailbreak i.e. 5.1 or 6.