5 Android Features that Apple iOS is Missing
Posted: June 12, 2013 by Alex Chan
Google's Android and Apple's iOS have been competing with each other for quite some time now. They are the leading smartphone operating systems with Android slightly ahead of the Apple iOS. While Android is open and can be customized, iOS is closed and mainly designed for easy usage. When searching for a smartphone, the backend is pretty important now. Maybe you want functionality, easy-of-use, or social media options. Here are a few differences to help you decide which to choose:
1. Android supports Facebook Home while iOS does not
The idea for launching Facebook Home was to bring Facebook to every smartphone user in the world. The social media giant realized they needed to catch up in the mobile market and Facebook Home was born.
2. Android provides keyboard replacement
Most iOS users have voiced they would like a replacement for the default keyboard. Android offers users SwiftKey and Swype. The first is an application that can predict your words while the second in a gesture typing keyboard.
3. Android supports multiple users
Android OS allows users to create and customize their own separate accounts. On the other hand, this is practically impossible with the iOS. iOS users use one operating platform. They must constantly log in and out from applications, share the phone book, images, etc. Compared to the Android, the iOS is meant for one person only!
4. Android has widgets
Having those same icons stare back at you every single day can become very boring. Android provides its users with real-time feeds, weather, finance and social reports and much more. It is not just a screen it is a window to the world of information.
5. Android allows modifications
Android provides several applications to its users in order to improve and change the basic phone experience. Users can use applications to block calls, divert calls, set up custom "Do Not Disturb" messages, and much more.
With all these differences in mind, it is obvious that Apple will have to introduce some novelties into the new iOS 7 and make it friendlier. Or on the other hand, Apple may take a stand and choose a different path from the Android one.