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  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2020
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1. iOS :
iOS is a mobile operating system which is provided by Apple Incorporation. It is mainly designed for Apple mobile devices like iPhone and iPod Touch. It was earlier known as iPhone OS. It is a Unix-like operating systems which is based on Darwin(BSD) operating system. It is the world’s second most used mobile operating system after Android. It is mainly written in C, C++, Objective-C, assembly language and Swift. The first version of iOS was launched in 2007.

2. Chrome OS :
Chrome OS is a Linux kernel based operating system which is provided by Google. It uses Google Chrome web browser as main user interface. It was developed using C, C++, Javascript, HTML5, Python and Rust. It is used in personal computers known as Chromebook. The first version of Chrome OS was launched by Google in 2009. Google announced it as an operating system in which both user data and applications reside in the cloud.

Difference between iOS and Chrome OS :

1.It was developed by Apple Incorporation.It was developed by Google LLC.
2.It was launched in 2007.It was launched in 2009.
3.Its target system types are smartphone, music player and tablet computer.Its target system types are Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase and tablets.
4.Computer architectures supported by iOS are ARMv8-A (iOS 7-present), ARMv7-A (iPhone OS 3-iOS 10) and ARMv6 (iPhone OS 1-iOS 4.2.1).Computer architectures supported by Chrome OS are ARM, IA-32 and x86-64.
5.Its kernel type is Hybrid.Its kernel type is Monolithic with modules.
6.Its native APIs are Cocoa and BSD-POSIX.Its native APIs are Linux/POSIX.
7.It has the preferred license is Proprietary, APSL and GNU GPL.It has the preferred license of Proprietary.
8.Its does not have package management.Its package management is Portage.
9.It is specifically designed for iphones and ipads.It is specifically designed for Chromebook.
10.File systems supported by iOS are HFS+ and APFS.File systems supported by Chrome OS are eCryptfs, NTFS, FAT, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, MTP, ISO 9660 and UDF.

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