Android M features that Google borrowed from Apple's iOS

With Google and Apple already having released the developer previews of their upcoming software products, it is, naturally, time to put them against each other and compare them, just like we will do once the final releases are out. 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...
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19. AlikMalix unregistered

Taracat, but that's just it... Many things that Apple gets accused of stealing were also on apps in the App Store, or on Cydia before android hit icecream sandwich. Hope you see my point. I mean look at widgets - android fans were clamping to those 2 years ago like there's no way to get things done at all on a phone unless u got widgets. But they got the idea from windows, and windows got widgets idea from Mac (apples OS). So can I say that android got their glorious widgets from Apple?

58. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I don't disagree. Well, yes. Android got widgets from Post-Its back in '77 I think this is an extension of Macs vs PCs. Apple can make good stuff. It's the cult of followers they inspire that forms counter cults and fanboi sites can make nice ad serving flame wars. Which can be fun :)

64. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

There are over a billion Android users on the planet. Apple users are in the minority. Its time to stop being so sensitive about it. Very few Apple users even frequent this site. Most of those "users" are actually trolls that add nothing to the conversation. The flame wars will always exist, but Android is no a longer a victim.

69. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No problem, I want all OS' to copy others OS' best features, after all consumer should be happy.

16. gaming64 unregistered

So consumers cant tell the difference? That comment was once malware inside my head. Now that I cleaned my CPU, I'm happy with how unique each OS is.

39. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's good to copy others because if someone copies you then you will be forced to do more to differentiate your OS from the rest...and that's when you innovate.

22. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

So, even though some of these are offered through Samsung, Motorola, LG, Microsoft products, etc... Its stolen from iOS specifically? Seems legit...

24. gaming64 unregistered

It's stock Android vs iOS. Sadly, even Touchwiz has wider functionality than stock Android. :(

30. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Does the iPhone have an "insane standby endurance"?

43. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, the iPhone goes into deep sleep when it is idle for a while. Stuff like wake locks haven't ever really been an issue with iOS. I can leave my 6 Plus on and sitting for a week and when I pick it up, it still has plenty of charge. I do the same thing to my Moto Maxx, and it is dead.

51. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Ah, good to know. I've always felt icky about the iPhone's battery life, but then again, I don't have one, so I needed a receipt.

65. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

You can still feel icky. It isn't that superb compared to some competitors out there. It is comparable, but doesn't always best it. The standby endurance is unbelievable. I went to sleep with 70% last night and woke up to 72%. It has been like that ever since I can remember. I've only owned 3 Apple devices out of more than 20 others, but it is superior in that regard. I remember the same results out of my iPhone 3GS.

71. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I think standby endurance is still an important aspect of a phone's battery life. I don't use my phone while I'm in classes, so I always expect my battery not to drain while I'm doing nothing. That's why I never bought Nexus devices. They have pretty bad battery life. Apple does a nice job with optimization, I have to say.

35. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

2) Not so much a feature, but a change in design. This doesn't add any additional functionality, only how it's presented. 4) Doze = built in Greenify

40. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

4th is actually in every android since 2.3, developer options

41. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

5-6 is the only ones worth nothing. The rest was going come anyways

44. Tizo101

Posts: 541; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

so in conclusion google didn't really get anything new from ios? there should be a statement like that somewhere there.

47. ultrasound

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Apple and Android copy each other. Both OS deliver great performance and smoothness. You might like one or another depending on what you prefer and customization level. Both have there pro's and con's, but its up to you whether one is fit for your needs.

50. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

No. 6 is iOS6 not 9.

52. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

PA again with news titles for Apple, IOS few days copy or many features of Android, Microsoft does and even Samsung and PA had the opportunity to demonstrate that Apple just copy their neighbors. But that will not happen PA defend the apple and I can not see how boring despite copy widget and Android wallpapers.

62. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I came here to read the fanboy comments. You guys did not disappoint! Anyway, I have M on my Nexus 6 and standby battery life is AMAZING! It's up there with iOS now. Guys, they both borrow ideas. It's not a bad thing. It's good for us, as consumers, when Apple, Google or any other company comes up with something new and innovative. There are plenty of features Apple has taken from Android and vice versa, and that's a good thing. I don't know why you guys have to argue about it so much.

66. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Pride in being apart of something. It is a form of Nationalism, but within the scope of smartphone owners. "Your OS can't be better than mine, because it does blah blah blah". It is just silly.

67. yahiaM

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

It borrowed light and dark theme from WP Vertical apps menu from WP App permissions WP Theives!

68. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Samsung already has had most of these "features" for quite some time. Apple stole them from Samsung.

72. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

What do you mean by floating text menu? Similar thing was available in my htc wildfire s, gingerbread.

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