iOS Alternatives for Android

    iOS is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Android, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to iOS and 12 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to iOS are LineageOS (Free, Open Source), /e/ (Free, Open Source), Replicant (Free, Open Source) and CalyxOS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 27, 2021

    1. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
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      Almost everyone thinks Android is a great alternative to iOS.
    2. A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc.
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      LineageOS vs iOS opinions
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      kayvonkamyar It’s Android with all the themes and emulators and stuff, and it’s iOS, nothing spying on you. Best of both worlds.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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    3. /e/ is a fork of LineageOS that aims to be completely free of everything Google. Not only that, but there are a number of goals the developer has in mind for /e/ that more people feel are vital to a mobile operating system.
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      /e/ vs iOS opinions
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      It is free software and privacy focused
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    4. Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.
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    5. Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants governments and corporations tracking their every move and spying on their communications. CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design".
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    6. MIUI is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on Android. MIUI, developed by Xiaomi, includes various features such as theming support. It is updated every Friday based on the feedback from its test users.
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      MIUI vs iOS opinions
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      nabarunroy MIUI is not an os to start with.
      Positive comment 28 days ago

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    7. OxygenOS is an Android-based OS developed by OnePlus exclusively for their smartphones.
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    8. alternative, open source version of Fairphone OS, built by Fairphone, that puts transparency and ownership in the spotlight.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      HarmonyOS is a lightweight, compact operating system with powerful functionality, and it will first be used for smart devices like smart watches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      The major difference between Google's stock Android and OPPO's ColorOS is the latter's additional features.
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