Last week, both Google and Microsoft unveiled new versions of their operating systems. Windows 11 is now universally available on compatible devices, although Android 12 has not yet been rolled out to most customers.
If you’re an XDA member, we can safely assume that many of you have already downloaded and installed the updates on your devices. Then, which of the two updates do you consider to be the more significant?
Before you answer, let’s take a look at some of the exciting new features included in Google’s and Microsoft’s newest software updates.
Samsung Galaxy S III (version 5.1)
A huge update to the Android operating system, Android 12 is without a doubt one of the most significant in recent years. As a result, there are numerous improvements and additions, such as a completely redesigned Material You, scrolling screenshot support, and an all new Game dashboard. It also has a new Privacy dashboard with camera and microphone warnings, among other things.
With Android 12, you’ll also receive numerous new widgets, a better auto-rotate system, URL/image sharing capabilities in the recent applications overview, a new Internet panel, stretch overscrolling effects, app start splash screens, and much more. The performance of Android 12 on Google’s Pixel phones and other manufacturers’ devices is still to be determined, but we now know enough about the update to determine whether or not it is a bigger and better upgrade than Windows 11.
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11.
The most recent edition of Microsoft’s software represents a big improvement over the previous one. Similar to the new design improvements in Android 12, Windows 11 also provides a significant update to the user interface. New features include Android app support (which isn’t available in the current iteration), updates for various stock apps, and enhancements to gaming. Additionally, Snap Layouts and Snap Groups, as well as new widgets, are included in Windows 11.
While Windows 11 includes a slew of tiny improvements, it also has a few flaws. Some early users report experiencing performance issues with AMD CPUs since the update has already begun rolling out to them. Other reports claim that gaming performance has been affected as well. While it’s impossible to assume Android 12 won’t run into the same issues as its predecessor when it reaches a wider audience, those chances are remote.
Windows 10 vs. Android 12: Which OS has the better and more significant upgrade?
With all of this in mind, which one do you believe received the most significant and beneficial improvement? Is there another reason why you should choose one over the other? Or do you believe that a comparison between the two is inappropriate? Comment and let us know what you think!