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Fight for the top: Android 4.4 KitKat vs iOS 7

0. phoneArena 18 Nov 2013, 12:31 posted on

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and the software powering our beloved gadgets isn't an exception. With each new release, mobile platforms are growing sleeker, faster, and more versatile than ever before. That's mobile OS evolution we're witnessing, and we're calling it evolution not only because software is constantly being improved, but also because the fittest are the ones that survive, while those who can't keep up eventually meet their demise. So, which is the best survivor of them all? The ultimate mobile operating system? Well, that's one of those questions that seem simpler than they actually are...

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posted on 31 May 2014, 14:20

130. charminxtra (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


The section on android beam is fairly misleading. First, you don't need to use NFC at all to beam content between devices. Bluetooth worked just fine to transfer files without bumping before NFC was even a thing on phones. On top of that most new android devices now have the ability to use wifi to transfer files, also without bumping. This would be directly equivalent to the current way airdrop works. It's true that the actual android beam only uses bluetooth to transfer the files, but s beam and other third party apps all use wifi, meaning the transfer rate would be equal to or faster than airdrop (s5's have 802.11ac.) Overall, if you actually use android beam and not s beam or some other app, your transfers will be slower, but you don't have to go around bumping your phones, that's just an option, and you certainly don't have to be close together. And if you're smart and use s beam or another app, you get all the pros of air drop plus the option of starting transfers by just tapping phones and not tapping through a menu.

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