Android vs. iOS: 8 details that iPhone users envy

After listing everything that iOS does best, the little robot's turn came: meet 8 Android features that make iPhone and iPad users jealous

A few days ago we published a list with 8 characteristics of the iOS that we would like to see on Android. As we explained in the article, it is normal for each system to have its advantages and the preference for each mere matter of taste. In case of iOS, a good part of its advantages in relation to the OS Google due to the fact that it is a closed system, where the hardware and software are made by one manufacturer and for one line of devices.

On the other hand, this same centralization, by themselves, also represents a great defeat for the Apple system. Android much more versatile and diverse, which is crucial for your success. Thinking about it, we also decided to list 8 little robot tricks that are far from reaching the iOS and that make many users jealous iPhone and iPad.

Open what you want, how you want

Android: step by step how to set an app as defaultSetting a standard app on your Android smartphone is quite simple

If you’ve never spent a long time using an iPhone, you’ll probably be shocked knowing that the iOS does not allow you to choose one standard app to open certain items. The concept of standard application derived from Windows, but it already exists in Android many years ago and allows you to choose the best program to open certain files or links. In addition to saving time, the feature adds usability, since you are not obliged to use only the apps that system indicates.

At the iOS, simply no h this option. If you click on a link, it will always open in Safari, the system's native browser. The same rule applies to e-mails, which are always open on Mail other system software. If you have one Android and want to change a standard application, however, just open the Settings, touch magnifying glass above and search for “standard apps"Or"standard applications“.

Google Assistant

Google-Assistant-Pixel-4Google Assistant is available on the iPhone, but does not integrate as much with the system

O Google Assistant Most devices with integrated Android and, considering that the Google manages most of the services used on these Google Calendar devices, YouTube, Search, Gmail and others he able to interact with much of the system. With that, in addition to being more capable than Crab, the iPhone, the Assistant also more intelligent, since you can use the powerful search engines from Google whenever you receive a question.

Although not as widespread as it could be, the Assistant an tool Essential for those who use it: the resource is able to understand what you do in other applications and, with that, tell when your next meeting, if the traffic will go delay you, when your next flight, answer simple questions and even perform actions. For those who have smart electronics at home, the Assistant opens up even more possibilities, since able to control Some of them.

All of this makes Android's virtual assistant undeniably superior to the iOS.

Split screen mode

Split screen: example of how applications are shown and configuration detailsSee step by step on how to use the split screen on your smartphone

O Android supports mode split screen since 2016, when the function appeared in the version 7.0 Nougat of the system. Although the iPadOS already supports the feature, in which it is possible that the two halves of the screen each display a different application, the same function at the is available on the iPhone. The fact that the resource exists in one product and does not exist in the other, considering that both are extremely similarsuggests that the iPhone does not have a deliberate action Apple.

For some reason, Apple doesn't seem to want you to use two apps on your iPhone. H who says that the screen of the device too small for this, however, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has this name precisely because it is directed to those works with the smartphone or want do more with him. In such cases, being able to use two apps at the same time, albeit with some difficulty, would certainly be an hand on the wheel.

If you have a smartphone Android and want to use split screen, just press the multitasking button on your smartphone, press the icon of the app to be divided and then touch “Open in split screen mode”. From there, the app occupies only part of the screen and you can open other software to occupy the remaining part. To adjust the size that each application occupies, simply move up or come down The bar that separates the two.

Although the procedure is just as simple on most smartphones Android, it is important to remember that the steps above vary according to the system versions and the device model.

A system with your face

Custom screenshots on Android devicesApple system much more restrictive when it comes to personalization

O Android extremely customizable and what limits how much you can modify it just the how far you are willing to go for it. For example, for users who do not venture much into configurations, there are themes, with several options to change, at once, the Colors interface, the cones and too much graphic elements; already for those who master a little more of the system it is possible to install a launcher and further modify the home screen.

If you are not satisfied, you can change the appearance of the Lockscreen and the keyboard, change the sources of the system, install wallpapers animated and use widgets: elements that give you access to some functions and application information without you having to open them, doing this directly on the home screen. In short, the Android it can be anything you want even what your device manufacturer would not like whatever it was.

At the iOS, the story another: like the closed system, all the possibilities of personalization are offered by Apple itself. Applications App Store cannot change the appearance of the OS and everything that Apple allows to change the layout of the icons on the home screen, as well as your Background and the lock screen, in addition to offering two themes for the system, one clear it is a dark.

Expandable memory

Example of a device with Android operating system with expandable memory via micro sd cardNo iPhone or iPad model has expandable memory via microSD card, like this Samsung device

For being friendlier only modifications in general, the Android even allows you to expand storage your device. Although not all devices support “memory cards”, as they are known, those that do are only able to do so because the system allows. At the iOS, again, no matter how many gigabytes in storage have your iPhone or iPad if you want more, you have to change it for a new one.

reasonable to say that memory cards already played a much bigger role than today and, with the advent of cloud storage, they lost a little bit of importance. However, there are users who work with their smartphones (us, journalists, for example), and who would certainly be happy to have a way to store more files that didn't depend on the internet and monthly subscriptions.

Currently, there are already pen drives with a Lightning port and a USB port, which can be useful for expanding storage momentarily, or for transfer files with more practicality. However, they are considerably more expensive and let's agree: no nothing practical keep a stick on your phone (or tablet).

Independent developers

Art with xdadevelopers logoThis forum brings together thousands of independent developers who work mainly on Android

Android a system of open code. That is, all of your programming is available for any interested. In practice, this allows independent developers, in addition to enthusiasts, to get to know the system intimately and work on it developing applications, tools and solutions for problems that manufacturers don't pay much attention to. The work of these developers I'm important that some of his creations are incorporated by brands and even by Google itself.

The most palpable example of this community is XDA Developers, a forum entirely dedicated to smartphones where you can find discussions, applications, troubleshooting and even alternative versions from Android to your device. In many cases, when a particular model is no longer updated or does not receive functionality that could have received a developer from XDA takes care of bear the new Android (or feature) for the model.

Such a reality nonexistent at the iOS, since, in the case of Apple, the closed system and all the software that interact with it are developed by the company or, at the very least, go through your sieve.

Be the first to use new technologies

Main screen of the Android operating system on Samsung Galaxy Foldlatest version of Google's system already supports flexible screens, such as the Galaxy Fold

Unlike the iOS, which focuses on a few devices from one manufacturer, the Android used by dozens of them, and in thousands of models. Such variation even allows the system to be used with the most diverse technologies, some inditas. Features like rotating cameras, notches in different formats and flexible screens are just a few examples that will take a long time to reach devices with iOS, this , if they arrive.

This means that if you have enough pocket and courage to invest in a device exotic just like one Mi Mix Alpha you can, since the system is versatile enough to be adapted more diverse conditions. In the case of Apple, the company takes time to adopt changes, since it spends a good time studying the best way, in addition to real need, to adapt new technologies to its line.

Freedom of choice motto

Different types of smartphones, all with Android operating system, demonstrating OS diversity.Android offers a huge variety of choices, in software and hardware

There's no way: the biggest asset of Android, and where all the other advantages of the system derive from, the Freedom of choice that it provides. The fact that the system is open source, English name for open source software, makes your programming available, free and freely, to anyone in the world. why manufacturers can modify Android and at sell the modifications they make to it without having to pay nothing to Google.

This feature so intrinsic of the system which allows it to be extremely customizable, both for manufacturers, who add different features their interfaces, as well as for users, who modify the system from configurations and applications. In addition, this is also what allows the Android be to versatile, offering devices with sizes, price ranges and capacities, in addition to other aspects, so different from each other.

Despite the centralization that marks the iOS and its positive side, as we listed in previous article, this freedom and diversity that makes the Android to single and to Dear by those who use it.

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