Yesterday, in case you did not know, there was an Apple conference at WWDC 2018, where he showed us the first touches of iOS 12, as our colleagues told youand the truth is that the next version of Apple’s operating system looks very good.
And, if there is something in which we think that the company of the apple is winning the game to Google, it is precisely in native applications, and Android can not afford to stay behind in this section. Do you want to know what we mean?
Yesterday we found something that we have been seeing for many, many years: the native applications of Apple are much better than those of Android. And to check you just have to keep an eye on the vast majority of smartphones.
In these, we will find pre-installed applications, which in most cases we can not uninstall, of high quality, such as Gmail or Google Maps, but also services to which we may not be subscribed and do not need, like Google Play Music or Google Play Videos.
However, other extremely useful Google applications such as Google Photos, Google News, or Google Keep and Google Tasks – which should be integrated into one – We have to discover them for ourselves in Google Play.
Meanwhile, in the idyllic world of iOS, which benefits from its uniformity, we find quite interesting – and native – applications as the application of Podcast, iBooks -which has been renamed to Apple Books-, or for example the iPhone Search application.
Also, yesterday we could see how a new application was presented that will be added to these, called Shortcuts. This, works in a similar way to IFTTT, and with it we can create recipes to make life easier on a day to day basis. Some examples would be, for example, asking for a taxi – or similar – to return home, activate the silent mode when we get home, and similar automations. An authentic joy.
But here do not end the problems of Android, but this, is also added to the duplicate applications, because in companies like Xiaomi or Samsung, many times we find two email applications -Gmail and the native application , for example-, because manufacturers also develop their own applications, contributing to a worse experience for the user, who, just after unpacking the terminal, finds himself with too many applications installed in it.
However, Google seems to continue without worrying about the issue, and the truth is that it would be nice to start demanding that the pre-installed applications were Google Apps. Neither Android mail application, nor Xiaomi, nor Samsung, Gmail and period. And the same with the gallery and with Google Photos, to give you an example. In this way, it would contribute to uniformity in the operating system, and that all users could benefit from the exceptional work of their development team.