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..
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88 Comments

37. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 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

38. confusedFAN

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

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

51. sirijo

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

40. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

54. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Lol those leaked celebrity photos #iUser

65. Prey521

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Jealous much?

73. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 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

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

2. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Nice article!

4. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Is there anything in vice versa?

31. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

5. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Here are ten things??? I count 8

7. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Windows Phone already had it's guest mode.

10. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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

14. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

/sarcasm

21. thesims2customs

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

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

77. WEEEE

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

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

85. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

16. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

42. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

69. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

20. ssanders2k7

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 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

78. WEEEE

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 25, 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

24. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 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"?!

70. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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/

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 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"?

28. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 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.

32. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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

41. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

49. sirijo

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 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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