Yesterday, the guys from Apple had their keynote for developers. An event with highs and lows, in which some interesting novelties were presented both for iPhone, iPad and iWatch users as well as for Android users. The similarities between both systems are increasing , so we practically remain in the obligation to compare certain aspects of both.
Today, talk about three key points that we should learn iOS 12 users, because this new version drinks a lot of the functions already seen on Android , although they have managed to give it a twist.
While Android has been refining its design for years, there is no doubt that Apple spoils this aspect in its operating system. Finally, after years and years asking for it, iOS incorporates a screen time counter , and is that the estimate of use that did previously, added the times in the background to a presumed hours of screen, which were quite distorted and inaccurate.
You only have to see the interface of the new screen time and compare it with our battery manager, Apple has done quite well . Eye, that in Android we are not left behind. In Android P we will have a new dashboard that will fulfill the same function, although as always, It remains to be seen if only Pixel and Android One will enjoy this interface , since manufacturers often “make up” both the Google settings with their layers of customization, which little or nothing often have to do with the main idea.
On the other hand, and although they may seem trivial, there is no more to see the new Memojis. Yes, it is inevitable to talk about Samsung, and that is Apple has taken the same concept that Samsung itself took from Apple, to make it even better . Thanks to the Face ID sensors, and a new recognition even of the language, the new memojis have a spectacular design, which is that everything is as simple as following the design guidelines of Unicode, instead of risking a completely new design and, in the general opinion of the public, unattractive.
Memoji lets you create your own avatar for Animoji. A way, way, way less creepy version of Samsungs ARmoji offering
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Fragmentation? That word does not exist in Apple. We can not but applaud that have taken iOS 12 to 2013 devices such as iPhone 5S or iPad Mini . Yes, you are thinking that Apple updates a lot, but in exchange for slowing down the device . In our case, we are testing iOS 12 on an iPad with the iPhone 6S processor and 2 GB of RAM, the result? Flying .
Apple promises that it will solve the performance problems brought by iOS 11, and that will give a second life to terminals as popular as the iPhone 6S or the 5S itself . The issue is, as always, that iOS updates have nothing to do with Android. 81% of updated users vs. 6% of Android, ridiculous .
Yes, it is true that Apple should only update the iPhone and iPad but … if Apple can update for 5 years, why not Google? For more Nexus and Pixel that sell us, Google never updates more than 3 times . Would not Android P be great for a Nexus 5X or a Nexus 6P? While we are pleased with the support of Google devices, taking into account the misconduct of many manufacturers, we are still light years away from Apple in this regard.
Following the tonic of the previous point, it is necessary to talk about the performance of iOS 12. As we said, our first beta tests for developers make it clear that the performance is noticeably better, and there is another surprise . Apple is bringing the gestures of the iPhone X to the iPad – we do not know if the other devices will also incorporate them. Be that as it may, the unification of a gesture system for all your devices is spectacular , something that unfortunately we will not see in Android, since the manufacturers will continue doing what they deem appropriate.
Even though Android P is working on a great gesture system, firms like Xiaomi or OnePlus opt for their own , and you will not see Google’s inclusions in them. Again, the fragmentation and practices of the manufacturers make it impossible for Android to be a uniform operating system, with the advantages and disadvantages that this entails.
Definitely, we can not deny that iOS 12 will be a great operating system , despite the fact that most of the new features that are already included in Android, and that we have the strong belief that Android P will be quite above in certain aspects. Tell us what you thought of the keynote of yesterday, and if you think that iOS 12 will again make the Apple operating system a threat to the Android landscape.