Android vs iOS: A comparison of concepts

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iOS 11 masters multitasking on tablets with drag and drop for text may refer to: Text & Talk (formerly Text), an academic journal Text (literary theory), any object that can be “read” Textbook, a book of instruction in any branch of study Religious text, a writing. Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the also lets you effortlessly drag and drop text from app to app and you can do it on smartphones too. By the way, this has been possible since Android Nougat, provided the respective smartphone manufacturer is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation has implemented the standard may refer to feature into its version of Android.

Smaller keyboard

In iOS, you can change the size of the keyboard. Hold down the smiley and select the side to which you want to shrink the keyboard. On Google’s Gboard keyboard, you can do this practically at the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME place and in the same way, namely by holding down the comma button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together, which is also located to the left of the space bar.

Gboard is a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for Android and iOS devices – the Google Keyboard may refer toInstall on Google Play

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You can also move Gboard to the side / © AndroidPIT

Indoor maps

Apple Maps map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes lags behind competitors such as Here Maps or Google Maps and is testing indoor navigation. It allegedly works may refer to in the US, but Google Maps is still the quickest way to find the nearest McDonald’s at JFK international airport.

Lock screen notifications

iOS 11 now arranges notifications by how recent they are. In the first test, it looked like anything older than three hours was categorized under “older notifications”. It does not appear at the top on the lock may refer to screen but instead, it needs to be swiped up from below.

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I like the notifications better on Android than iOS. / © AndroidPIT

On Android, the new notification system was already introduced with the update to Nougat 7.0 . It sorts notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously according to the apps that send them. They also provide quick actions for replying immediately before opening the app. Holding down is the y-axis relative vertical direction opposed to up. Down may also refer to on the notification takes you to the notification settings for the respective app. At least it lets me configure the interruptions substantially faster than on iOS 11.

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You can answer or may refer to: Answer (response), a response to a question Answer (law), the first pleading by the defendant A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a United States-based protest notifications directly. / © AndroidPIT

QR code in the camera app

It was actually so obvious that you really wonder why they hadn’t thought of it before: Apple is integrating the QR reader into the camera app. If you hold the camera app over a 2D code, a heads-up notification appears with the URL or readable transcription.

Barcode ScannerInstall on Google Play

On Android, this function may refer to is only available in a few manufacturers’ camera apps. People often download QR scanners from the Play Store may refer to: A retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept A department store is a retail establishment offering a wide, some of which contain ads while others read and sell your data.

Setup assistant

Apple’s new setup or set up may refer to: Setup (music) Installation (computer programs) Power-on self-test Racing setup, in auto racing Frameup Setup pitcher Set up to fail, a manipulative technique to engineer assistant may refer to: Assistant (by Speaktoit), a virtual assistant app for smartphones Assistant (software), a software tool to assist in computer configuration Google Assistant, an virtual assistant by obtains the Apple ID and additional settings from other nearby Apple devices. Android’s setup assistant can do that as well or at least, it can do on the devices device is usually a constructed tool of many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good manufacturers. At the initial start, the assistant pairs the old and new Android device via NFC, cable or another interface, thereby transferring accounts, images, text messages and other information to the new cell phone.

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Device setup in Android can also be initiated from the old device. / © AndroidPIT

App Store revamped

The App Store is getting an editorial tab called “Today” where it shows may refer to Show (fair) Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of animal fancy Conformation dog show Cat show Dog and pony show, an American idiom Mr. Show, a sketch comedy series Show, a 3G news is an adjective referring to something recently made, discovered, or created and special or specials may refer to offers using a very brief text. In contrast, the Play Store first displays may refer to special offers business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific and below it are the games, which are likewise very visible. However, Android’s Play Store is updated independently of larger system updates, allowing it to develop more quickly than the App Store.

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The App Store and the Play Store are equally overloaded. / © AndroidPIT

Photos app with new live effects

Apple captivates its users with beautiful features in the Photos app. Conversely, Google optimizes its camera app less and relies on third parties instead. The camera interface already received an overhaul with Android Lollipop, paving the way for professional, alternative photo apps. RAW export, stabilized time-lapse recording and AR effects may refer to: A result or change of something List of effects Cause and effect, an idiom describing causality In pharmacy and pharmacology: Drug effect, a change resulting from the administration were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, Old Dutch: wer, Gothic: waír, Old possible; apps for those are available in droves in the Play Store. Unlike the iOS camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both, they can completely replace the standard camera app, freeing users from having to use the inadequate stock app.

Control center vs quick settings

The control may refer to center or centre may refer to is a great idea to provide easy and quick access may refer to: getting in on the lock screen. iOS 11 lets you choose which ones are displayed. Maybe Apple will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive allow third-party providers may refer to: supplier Health care provider, an individual or institution that provides health care services Internet service provider, a business or organization that offers access to the Internet to access the buttons someday.

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Quick settings can be accessed on the spot. / © AndroidPIT

Android has already implemented this. Since Android Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common), whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit, third-party party may refer to providers have been able to officially place tiles in the quick settings. The example in the video shows you how it works with LastPass. Furthermore, managing quick may refer to settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to is way more intuitive than the control center.

Browse files

Files or filing may refer to is Apple’s answer to “Explore files” in Android. You must admit, the integration with cloud services is ingenious. On the other hand, Android’s explorer can search USB sticks, external hard drives, micro SD cards or even may refer to other smartphones. And Google Drive is already integrated there, too.

Here we will show you features that were already known in previous versions of the operating systems system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole.

iOS features that we already knew from Android

Directly reply to notifications

Notifications will offer a new dimension of interaction, at least may refer to: Little Child Less on the iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc 6s and future 3D Touch-enabled iPhones. iOS 10 also lets you interact with notifications right on the lock screen.

Android 7.0 Nougat also refines notifications. On the one hand, they are bundled according to the app; on the other hand, they have expanded interaction options or Options may refer to. You can finally answer instant messages or e-mails directly in the notification area without opening the app.

Send short messages using voice commands

Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, can finally control apps. If you say: “write a message with Telegram”, Siri will ask whom you wish to send it to. This function is extremely useful in the car, when wearing the headset or when you just want to quickly bark out the command.

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“Hey Siri/OK Google: write is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion with signs and symbols a message with Telegram!” / © AndroidPIT

Apple already managed to get WeChat, Slack, WhatsApp, Ridebooking, Uber, Lyft and Didi on board with the Siri interface. When may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse it’s complete, the feature can be used in all Siri is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures languages right away, which is something that Google’s voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc assistant can do, too.

We have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary already prepared a list of Google voice commands may refer to for you. 

Shout iMessage messages

Just like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard Google’s Allo messenger, iMessage will go completely crazy. Write text messages in different font sizes or with invisible inks. Send the messages with an animation – even in full screen. Send hand-written notes, show links and videos as a preview and immediately play commonly refers to: Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre Play may refer also to music in the chat window. Find the right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal GIF animations for the conversation and even send money in iMessage.

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We need volume control for instant messages message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. / © AndroidPIT

iMessage is an instant messaging service developed by Apple Inc features work when both users utilize iOS 10. Conversely, Allo is available for both platforms and many versions may refer to: In computing: Software version, assigning unique version names or numbers to unique states of computer software VERSION (CONFIG.SYS directive), a configuration directive in FreeDOS In.

Search photos using keywords

If you want to have pictures automatically tagged in Google Photos, the cloud is the only way to do so. If you want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to use Google Photos offline, images are not automatically categorized either. Google solely uses its own AI, which is trained in this manner.

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Apple supposedly tags your photos photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip offline. / © AndroidPIT

Maps integrates transport services

For some time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future now, you could order a cab driver in Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products Maps via its taxi taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride integration. Apple Maps lets or LET may refer to: -let, an English diminutive suffix Let, a shot or point that must be replayed in certain racquet sports Let, a name binding construct in computer programming languages Let you track the Taxi, Lyft or Uber vehicle live on the map, and you can also pay directly in Apple Maps.

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Both Apple and Google maps lets you call and pay drivers may refer to. / © AndroidPIT

Apple Home vs Google Home

Apple Home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe is Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple’s uniform interface may refer to for home automation. Until now, hardware manufacturers have been unable to – or only occasionally able to – agree on control standards for IP pinging, remote-controlled curtains and networked lighting. As a result, mixed operation using devices from various manufacturers could quickly get complicated, which resulted in potential customers sales, commerce and economics, a customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product or an idea – obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier holding may refer to: Holding (law), the central determination in a judicial opinion Holding (aviation) Holding (surname) Holding company, a company that owns stock in other companies Holding (American off on a purchase.

A few weeks after the debut of Apple Home, Google responded and quickly renamed the Chromecast app to Google Home. It will also integrate smart home devices from many different manufacturers. Whether this will bring order frequently refers to orderliness, a desire for organization to the chaos remains to be seen.

Google HomeInstall on Google Play

Android features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to that iOS users already knew

Launcher shortcuts may refer to

This function was already introduced as Force Touch with the iPhone 6s in Fall 2015. Android 7.1’s launcher may refer to: Application launcher, a kind of utility software Rocket launcher, a device that launches a rocket-propelled projectile Grenade launcher, a weapon that launches a specially-designed shortcuts copy this feature. Press and hold may refer to an icon to access quick-start options that perform a certain is perfect knowledge that has total security from error, or the mental state of being without doubt action with the app.

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Launcher shortcuts open the app with a specific action. / © AndroidPIT

Android allows you to customize the actions may refer to and save them as individual quick-start icons icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, and certain Eastern Catholic churches on the homescreen.

Nighttime reading mode

Filters blue from the display. iOS 9.3 brought nighttime mode to iPhones. Android 7.1 has it under certain conditions. An update may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created was announced that will become a standard feature, and we hope that Google will finally make up its mind.

Multi-window and multitasking

It’s no fun running two apps apps or APP may refer to at the same time on the iPhone’s small screen or Screens may refer to. However, Android smartphones are often significantly bigger, making the added value much more apparent. Android 7.0 already has this feature, bringing it to smartphones where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of the manufacturer has enabled it.

iOS also has this feature, although Apple only enables it on certain iPads. On the other hand hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered organ located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs, smartphones multitask differently. If they are equipped with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), Force physics, a force is any interaction that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object Touch somatosensory system is a part of the sensory nervous system, their users can swipe firmly from the left edge to right, which then launches the previously opened app. Conversely, Android 7 users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications double-tap on the recents button to quickly switch back and forth between two apps.

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The future lies in assistance. / © AndroidPIT


Looking at the development of both systems, it feels like watching a tennis match. Ideas philosophy, ideas are usually construed as mental representational images of some object are thrown about like a ball over the net and each player hopes that the other will mess up. This is the only way that Google or Apple can score points with their customers, who use these functions and evaluate devices according to them.

Which iOS feature would you like to see in Android or which Android feature would you like to see in iOS? Is there any new feature that you love and we haven’t covered yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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