One of the biggest complaints from iPhone users about their current iOS14 is to have shown that Apple took too long to add the widget function and that it copied it from Android, something that we have always pointed out that occurs between both operating systems, wherein sometimes iOS uses Android functions and then Android does the same.
Google and Android have continually taken iOS features and added them to their software, including the upcoming Android 12 update, so it would be an eternal discussion to know who is copying whom, and it is more Solomonic to better refer to “integration”.
When Apple got rid of the home button, many users were somewhat confused as to how Apple would handle gestures, a section that took people a lot to get used to, but once they did, they couldn’t go back because they They came back so easy to use, and Google and Samsung ended up adding them to Android.
Now I could choose between having digital buttons or using little gestures on the screen that wasn’t as good as the ones on the iPhone and that handy feature is present on many Android phones and has improved with each passing year, but it took Android quite a while time to compete with iOS in that department.
3D FACIAL RECOGNITION
Facial recognition has been around for years, and many Android phones have this feature and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but nowhere near that 3D facial recognition came alongside Face ID on the iPhone X and was so successful and delivered. So much security that it took Android a couple more years to produce software and hardware to keep up and back, now Apple is missing the screen footprint on iPhones.
SHARE AND SEND FILES BETWEEN DEVICES
Google launched a feature called Nearby Sharing, which allows Android devices to send and receive different types of files, such as images or videos, via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, that is, the Android version of what offers Apple AirDrop that allows you to share files quickly and easily with other Apple devices in an instant. Although Android close sharing can be used with more non-Apple devices, AirDrop works very well between iOS and macOS.
Android didn’t have a built-in screen recording feature until Android 11 in 2020. This feature was first introduced in iOS 11 in 2017. And people scoff at Apple for taking too long to add widgets. Say ah! Note that we are talking about Google’s Android operating system, not additional apps or software overlays like Samsung’s One UI.
DO NOT BOTHER
Can you imagine a time without Do Not Disturb? Sure, you can mute it, but Do Not Disturb offers plenty of other features that make it available in emergencies while stopping the noise from other calls or notifications. Well, Apple thought about that and added Do Not Disturb in 2012. The feature was so useful and popular that Google had no choice but to add it to Android.
Android 12 will bring a new feature where a compatible phone can recognize when you double-tap it on the back to complete an action like taking a screenshot, opening notifications, or summoning the Google Assistant. Where have I heard that before? Oh sure, last year when Apple introduced the exact same feature in iOS 14.
Although it appears that Android will have more customizable features, such as requiring harder taps, the iPhone’s double and triple taps seem to have more actions available, although it doesn’t work as well as it should.
ORANGE AND GREEN DOTS (NO .. THEY ARE NOT SPYING ON YOU)
With iOS 14, Apple brought in new security features that help users see what apps are doing in the background and one of those features was a small green or orange dot that appears at the top of the iPhone screen to alert you. when an app is using your camera or microphone and now on Android 12, Google will also add this security feature and display the same green or orange alert on top of Android phones.
As we pointed out, here it is not about ridicule or who came first, but about the similarities between which system assumed first or adapted it because it was simply a universal idea that proved to serve everyone. Now, with the announcements of iOS15, Apple is likely to take back some elements of Android that could be welcomed, such as the Always On Display, among many others.