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8 Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing in Apple's iOS 8

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8 Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing in Apple's iOS 8
At this point, Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS 8 are fully mature and featured mobile competitors that have mostly grown past catching up to each other. Now, their developers spend their time and money on making each operating system's features bigger and better than the competing platform's. Although you will be hard-pressed to find significant functionality differences between Google and Apple, at least something beyond that which has been familiar to us for years now, such features exist. Google spent the time between KitKat and Lollipop wisely and emerged with a freshly redesigned platform that takes important aspects such as security and battery life to heart, while retaining everything else Android users love about it.

Here are ten Android 5.0 features we found to be missing from iOS 8 for one reason on another. And don't you worry - soon, we'll repeat the exercise from the iOS 8 perspective, because Apple hasn't been sleeping at all during the time Google was busy with Material Design and Project Volta!

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posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:43 8

1. TheFirm (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


Useless features like multiple users on a phone? Features that make your smart phone a dumb phone just to save the 15% overnight that android users lose from standby alone?

Should I continue? #malwaredroid

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:50 61

3. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Article described why multiple users are implemented in android..it's your blind eyes can't see it...
A phone running without smart features is better than phone dead...

So how is your #crashgate goin on???

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:02 1

45. madmikepr (Posts: 138; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


I just want to now where the screen pinning feature wish is awesome ??
Huh PA ???

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:52

46. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


On top of that, is that also how they will secure different parts of the phone making it more enterprise friendly by having a work user separate from the home user?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:55 29

6. surethom (Posts: 673; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Wrong multiple user on a phone will be a fantastic feature, if someone wants to use your phone to make a call or check something on the Internet at work or outwith mates you don't have to worry they will go snooping.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 03:03

22. Leo_MC (Posts: 1474; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Loock for Guided Access.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:57 31

8. surethom (Posts: 673; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


#malwaredroid? I know no-one who has ever had malate on there android phone & I know hundreds of Android users & a few install from places other than the play store.

Your comment sounds like a typical iPhone limited user.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 13:03 3

64. tacarat (Posts: 767; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


The irony is they probably jailbreak ;)

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 22:20

76. WEEEE (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


Actually, Apple had this feature since iOS 7. If you are an apple user, go to vshare.com (using safari). There, follow some instructions, and, without jailbreak, you will download an application from the web that will allow you to get paid apps for free. Without Jailbreak.
Apparently I'm not a limited iPhone user.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:59 17

9. Angst (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


The Troll is strong in this one.

Shame his pathetic attempt at trolling isn't.

I guess you can't make a horse drink water when led to, but you can send it to the glue factory when you realize it's a jackass.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:02 11

11. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Oh please, stop the BS already. My previous N3 and my Z2 never consumed more than 5-8% of the battery over night.
You should see a doctor asap since your butt seems to be hurting you that much!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:03 14

12. Joulukas (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


Luckily idiots like you are nowhere near of development of new products or features. The fact that you are satisfied with less features, doesnt make them automagically stupid - specially when the author has so nicely pointed out why they are useful. Also seems you havent done more than check the headlines, since there was a pointout, that Apple is allready moving towards multi-user devices.

Secondly, when I turn on my battery saving option on sony, i dont get 15% overnight, that i use by standby, I get solid day of use. If I make it "dumbphone" like you stated, that means, i can go allmost 4 days with one charging. Like I have stated before, charging is not a feature to like - its inconvenience.

Im truly not saying that you are stupid, I dont know you enough for that, but the comment tends me to think of you as idiotic-fruitfanboy.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:03 14

13. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)


And oh, #bendgate,#burngate,#staingate,#crashgate

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 05:45 2

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 21192; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Don't forget #salesgate, #stockssurgegate, #soldoutgate, #highestcustomersatisfactiongate, and #highestresalevaluegate.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 07:56 8

39. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You act as if Apple customers benefits from Apple's stock market?
#iMoron

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:25 5

53. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)


#iSheep

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:42 1

56. talon95 (Posts: 546; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Are you listing positives or negatives?
For what I would consider the best Apple device and iOS features yet, it sure hasn't been a good roll out from a customer standpoint. Still only about 7th place on my list of top devices so that puts it in the "not happening" category.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 08:44 2

74. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


salesgate my@ss... see other countries.
If you ask people in my country who bought the iPhone, they say the reason is not the iphone features, but because of its luxury factor. Although their salary is less than $400/month, they still buy it. That's irony.
Some of my friends who use iPhone don't how to use iCloud, gaming, etc. They use it for whatsapp or camera, no more than it. Something that $100 android phone can do.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 21:17

87. Syze00 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2014)


#antennagate. what good is a phone if you can't get a signal holding it?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:17 13

15. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


you are the most ignorant person I have ever seen

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 05:46 1

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 21192; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You've actually seen that person, or just read their posts?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:35 10

17. sachouba (Posts: 159; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Erm.... The Galaxy S5 loses 1-2% of battery overnight (not in airplane mode), and up to 5% with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth activated.
0-1% in Ultra Power Saving Mode. And 0% in Airplane mode.
Are you mad ?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:42 1

18. tedkord (Posts: 11612; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Keep tardin' hard.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:47 2

19. tedkord (Posts: 11612; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


My Android phone doesn't lose any power overnight. That's when I charge it, after getting through a full 14 hour day without having to plug in. You wouldn't understand.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 05:48 1

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 21192; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I would, my 6+ is like that. Off the charger at 4am back on at 8pm.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 03:03 2

23. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Where does it say your smart phone turns into a dumb phone with Battery Saver? I think you need reading glasses.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 03:19 6

25. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Dumb comment from a dumb iZombie i use Android for more than a year and never get any kind of malware and most of my apps are from third party market stores with over 420 apps installed currently in my phone and it works very normally, try to install this number of apps in your iPhone and it will lag like hell
#iDumb #iBlindhater #iSheep

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 19:56 1

75. Nimbler (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


I have 523 and no lag on iPhone 5.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 04:17 1

27. Ahsan (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


My low end android phone which has more features than iPhone doesn't even lose a % of battery charge in overnight.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 04:50 5

29. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


I won't respond to this comment. Just wait until apple releases one of these features and he will go WOW THATS INNOVATION. simple example the screen size which used to be stupid now it is the best this ever happened.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 06:08 1

37. aBoss (Posts: 105; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


#malewaredroid? lol but it was icloud that got hacked and nudes leaked...
Android never had a serious outbreak like that. But I actually like apple they can sell closed source software so they can do things without you knowing. They can sell a dual core, 1gb ram, 8mp phone for $800 like hotcakes. I had stock in apple from the beginning because I knew the business model. Now iphone 6 is out and the stock is at a all time high I sold out because I know whats coming. Ya will too soon and there wont be as many apple fanboys after this hint hint pay apple apple pay

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 06:25 1

38. confusedFAN (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


At least its better than the same ui renamed as 6 7 8

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:24

51. sirijo (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


If it aint broke.....

I have a friend who hates the iPhone because its the same look every year. He had recently changed from a Samsung (cant recall what model) to the HTC One M8.

When I asked him to list these "groundbreaking UI changes" he listed the following

- Different default shortcuts
- Different wallpaper
- The icons are different colors.

How groundbreaking and original.I feel so ashamed that my call icon has always been green.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 08:25

40. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Seems you either:

Have no friends, family or kids
Dont let anyone use your phone.

First feature alone is welcome. Or you dont do that for your home PC...again, maybe you dont have anyone to share things with.

The battery saving comment you made tells me you really have no clue...

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:25

54. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Lol those leaked celebrity photos #iUser

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 16:20

65. Prey521 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Jealous much?

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 08:29

73. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Think of these:
- your phone has sensitive data like banking app, pr0n photos & movies, private messages,
- and your kid or family wants to use your phone
Will you let them use your phone freely?

Well... that's the function of guest mode. You can protect your private area

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 14:10

88. FAKEPERSONA (unregistered)


I had a Huawei Ascend Y511 and its battery drained 6% over a span of 12~13 hour with background services + WiFi on

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:43 4

2. VJo003 (Posts: 357; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Nice article!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:52

4. james.blunt.1973 (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Is there anything in vice versa?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 05:37 1

31. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Nothing at all that I can think of. This list would have been a lot more one-sided before iOS 8. Apple did some nice catch up.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:54

5. wando77 (Posts: 838; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Here are ten things??? I count 8

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 01:56 2

7. dimas (Posts: 2122; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Windows Phone already had it's guest mode.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:02 13

10. LikeMyself (Posts: 438; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Point 4 irrelevant! Who needs mass storage when you can sync ~25GB of videos/movies through iTunes and who needs microsd when you can pay $100+ and upgrade to a 64GB model? You better wait for eternity to transfer your movies and shed more money when you use the mighty iOS /s

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:06 6

14. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)


/sarcasm

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:58

21. thesims2customs (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


Well yess....
Does sync solved the problem? No..
Go to other computer with ITunes installed and whole phone will be different after that.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 22:31

77. WEEEE (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


I am an Apple fan and even I agree that Apple has horrible syncing. But the pros on a whole outweigh the cons.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 07:01

85. steodoreben (Posts: 256; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


@likemyself I need a mass storage support so i can easily drag and drop my files between desktop and smartphone. I don't need to plug my cable and sync files from/to iTunes, it takes time + lots of restrictions. I can perform transferring files from/to microSD as well. I'm blessed that Android and BlackBerry has this feature, very useful.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:26 5

16. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I don't think it is only 8 features...I think iOS is missing many features from Android

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 08:32

42. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


But none the majority of us 'non geeks' care about..

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 02:21 1

69. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2928; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Non geeks won't use 1/2 of the iOS features... so, what's your point?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 02:47 5

20. ssanders2k7 (Posts: 37; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


Well Apple usually is about two years behind, but when they release it its "new and revolutionary" just because there is an apple logo plastered on it

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 22:36

78. WEEEE (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


Like the totally new and not a copy of Apple's TouchID fingerprint sensor that the Galaxy S5 sports.
At least when apple copies things they improve on the tech

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 03:18 1

24. TheOldOne (Posts: 190; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple probably will catch up... eventually. But I see at least two (external storage and side-loading apps) never happening in iOS.

Back in my day, an OS was synonym to "File Operating System"... if you cannot manage your files nor install new apps how can you call yourself "The World’s Most Advanced Mobile Operating System"?!

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 02:25

70. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2928; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


The same way you can call yourself the "worlds sharpest display" or "the worlds thinnest tablet"... by lying through your teeth.

applehypocrisy tumblr com/

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 03:33

26. Leo_MC (Posts: 1474; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


1. Great; there's Guided Access (with time limit) which is great for kids and others, not so great for the wife.
2. For one living on mount Everest or in the middle of Sahara desert it's a great feature; for the rest of the people that actually have access to electricity it's useless. If one needs long stamina with a dumb phone, why not buy a dumb phone (Nokia 100, Samsung E1200 are having almost 14 days of standby time).
3. One word: Touch ID; after you use it you wont want somethig else.
4. Mass storage option is good, excelent, except when it comes to security; what good is an encrypted phone from which data can be downloaded using mass storage option?!
5. Reset app data (Documents& setting in iOS); I would very much like the option. I can always uninstall->reinstall the app but it's not the same. Apple, take note.
6. I still don't see why NFC exists... the same goes for BT; except, maybe, when inside the car. That doesn't mean it's a bad thing.
7. It's not a feature, it's a downside (security risk for the user, piracy for developper).
8. It's a simple phone, push to shoot and that's it. Need I remind the photographers "there's an app for that"?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 04:35 1

28. DnB925Art (Posts: 1010; Member since: 23 May 2013)


In regards to #7, not all app stores sell pirated apps. Many are legit, such as Amazon's app store, or when an independent developer wants to bypass the going through the app store completely by distributing the apps themselves. For example, the developer Chainfire releases many apps outside of the Google Play store via XDA Developers. There are plenty of upsides and reasons why someone would want to distribute LEGAL apps outside of the Google Play Store.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 05:45

32. Leo_MC (Posts: 1474; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I'm sure you're right.
Just that the risks - both for user and developper - are bigger than with Play/App Store.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 08:31

41. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


While I agree with both of you, I still see it as a feature. For sure its a security risk and piracy concern.

But....its like that on desktop PC's too...we might as well get used to these phones becoming more like PC's.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:17 1

49. sirijo (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


You are completely right, developers may want to avoid conforming to a devices apps stores rules in terms of functionality, design, content philosophy..whatever.

But for every genuine developer out there looking to do the best by their customers there are a hundred more trying to find a way to exploit people. Even with all the tools available to our PCs its easy to install the wrong thing and have a machine riddled with malware, detecting these breaches on a portable device makes things more difficult.

With a gated environment (that is vetted by people) you can also check for infringement. This isnt a 100% accurate but its a much better that being able to go to any website and install what looks like Angry Birds but actually has a more nefarious agenda.

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