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

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!



1. TheFirm

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 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

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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???

45. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

46. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 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?

6. surethom

Posts: 1692; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

22. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Loock for Guided Access.

8. surethom

Posts: 1692; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

64. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

The irony is they probably jailbreak ;)


Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

9. Angst

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 29, 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.

11. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 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!

12. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 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.

13. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

39. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

53. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014


56. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

74. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 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.

87. Syze00

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

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

15. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

you are the most ignorant person I have ever seen

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

17. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 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 ?

18. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep tardin' hard.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

23. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

25. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 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

75. Nimbler

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

I have 523 and no lag on iPhone 5.

27. Ahsan

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

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

29. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 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.

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