Android M features that Google borrowed from Apple's iOS

Google's I/O 2015 gave us a pretty extensive sneak peek at the features that Android M will introduce later this year; meanwhile, Cupertino showed us some of the additions that will arrive with iOS 9 during its WWDC 2015 a few days ago.

To be completely honest, both Android M and iOS 9 are certainly not oriented at visually overhauling the platforms; on the contrary, both are centered around under-the-hood improvements that aim to enhance the user experience on a more basic, fundamental level by focusing on things like performance, battery management, and general feature polishment.

That said, there are still features that iOS has had long before Android M came around. Don't believe us? Well, check them out below! Don't forget to leave a comment afterwards!



1. UncleSamWantsYou

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Borrow without asking from neighbors is stealing. Every kids knows that Thieves like this should be jailed for stealing our Americans' property. huge defend forces is needed to protect Apple's right. USA we unite!!

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

BobbyBuster working hard on his skills

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Oh just shut the hell up. What the hell are you doing on the Internet? You should be in your cave.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

All the feature mention are available in Android if you really want them. Android can be customize and Google default UI is actually the minorities. As for Android Pay and Android Wallet. I still do not know the distinction, So in time I may learn the difference. My stand is both Google and Apple should continue to provide good useful feature for their customer without prejudices.

46. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Google Wallet will be for money transfers while Android Pay will be for purchases with your phone.

23. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Apple has "borrowed" much more from. Android then android has "borrowed" from Apple.

25. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Android borrowed 95% of features from other OEMs like Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony and Xiaomi

27. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

which are based on android, that's like taking help on a school project from a family member.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google should borrow the Multi Screen from Samsung, App permission user control and theme customization and its store from XiaoMi. Still has a lot of things Google can borrow.

34. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

... And custom roms.

29. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Are you trying to say that Apple's property is America's property and Google doesn't belong to the United States? If Apple is so patriotic and if the others are that bad then why is the iPhone made in China? It's because Apple is a global company and they have the right to get their phones manufactured wherever they want. If you want all the American companies to make everything in the US then you should also sell all your products in the US only. If you want some of your products to go outside the US, some of the jobs will also go with them and the same rules apply for any country in the world.

42. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You do know Google is American too. We need to protect the world against idiots like you

59. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I have to agree with you on that one. People or I should say, Kids, don't understand is all about money, nothing else. I much as you might hate Apple, it really doesn't matter to Google, because they make millions from iOS.

54. mcflu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I think maybe you are forgetting where Google is from....

55. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Google's American as well, idiot.

60. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

He thinks Google is Asian....LOL

4. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Let's pay attention to what the SheepDroids have for excuses.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You are just insulting yourself by commenting on this site. Oh wait.....You don't have any self respect.

9. KhmerLoveKhmer

Posts: 149; Member since: May 26, 2015

when r u going back to ur cave u zombie? u should stick to ur antutu score that's what make u happy about ur benchmark score right?

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I love "OH WAIT" jokes... +100

10. gaming64 unregistered

Idiots fighting with trolls. The trolls always win, the idiots get ranting syndrome.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

So the multitasking interface, the toggle panel from the bottom, widget's, split screen, a power saving mode among others I didn't mentioned have been taken from Android or one of the vendors on the Android platform so get a grip on reality

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are in another article.

38. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

yea, the last time Apple was creative/original was NEVER.

49. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Your use of "SheepDroid" is wrong. The reason we call iFans sheep is because they're all the same, same phone, same homescreen, all herded together in a walled garden by Apple. Sheep doesn't apply to Android where everyone is different, everyone is unique, everyone is free. So try harder, if you're going to troll and insult, at least come up with something good.

63. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

SheepDroid is absolutely a relevant derogatory term for an Android fan. You are no different than anyone else, despite the "customization" argument, which is irrelevant when you probably carry a device that millions of people carry. You and select anoraks care about your homescreen configuration and ROM's that void the warranty of your device, where most consider it a negligible feature. You use the same foundation in which you must be tapped into Google's services, much like a user in the Apple ecosystem. Without said services, you would have no Android. The majority of users, might not even get the latest firmware release and you end up being put into a different garden, which only allows you to get Play services updates without the perks of the latest OS iteration, even if your hardware is capable of supporting it. That garden is called the OEM controlled garden. The choice then is to purchase another device to gain the benefits of the new OS and power plant inside of it, whether you needed it or not. You have to be nomadic as an Android user and Apple simply doesn't work that way. Apple is far from a perfect company and it his it's virulent followers, but the same can be said for Android and the OEM's that make them. We are all sheep in the smartphone market.

53. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Your stupidity is an insult to humanity

8. gaming64 unregistered

Now this is what I call an article. Something without subjective items. The last is what I disagree with though.

12. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

A better article would have been features Android took from its OEMs and app developers. Regardless: 1. AppOps was out first and gives more controls. Numerous other apps were out too. 7. The Google pay comment is off mark given how long Google wallet was out before Apple pay.

15. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

4, 3 and 2 thanks to Samsung

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