Features of Apple IOS 10 that are facsimiles of Android






Apple and Google are likely to be monitoring each others’ releases to stay competitive, now with the release of Apple IOS 10, they have taken some features from Android as statistics has it that users prefer android due to some tweaks found on them.


I'll be listing some features/similarities found on them. Below ;

New lock screen UI


iOS 10 brings an entirely revamped lock screen experience. Aside from featuring 3D Touch controls, the lock screen gains a new card-based UI, similar to what we see on Android. Swiping to the right also pulls up a section dedicated solely to widgets, something Android introduced eons ago, but later removed (probably because nobody was actually using it).

Clear All notifications
Apple is also adding the ability to Clear All notifications in iOS 10. It sounds crazy that it wasn’t possible to clear every notification on the device, instead you had to clear groups at a time by day. It’s something that’s been available in Android since its inception and we can’t imagine how although Google removed this functionality in developer previews (Android L, specifically), it seems it was little more than a odd oversight.

Raise to Wake
Raise to wake is a new feature in iOS 10 that turns on the display of your device without having to press a single button whenever you pick it up. Also known as Ambient Display on Android, it’s something that was added back in Lollipop and a great feature for checking on new notifications.

A more open Siri
With Siri now open to developers, users can soon tell the voice assistant to “Send a WeChat” and she’ll do just that. Using Apple’s Intents API, 3rd party messaging apps like Slack and WhatsApp are supported, along with ride booking, photo search, workouts, and even payments for sending money using Square Cash. It’s pretty nifty and Android users should know. Google added 3rd party app support to “Ok Google” voice actions back in April of last year.

Intelligent QuickType keyboard

Apple’s QuickType keyboard is also gaining some new features. With Deep Learning, Apple’s keyboard will be able to offer even more intelligent suggestions based on the context of your messages. This means if someone asks your location, you’ll find a “send your location” button already available. We’ve seen this specific location suggestion in Hangouts, but we’ll admit, Apple’s integration within the keyboard itself is nicer although Google has already announced a messaging app called Allo that looks to bring many of these intelligent features to messaging on Android and iOS.

Photos app with facial recognition

The new Photos app in iOS 10 now features facial recognition, making it easy to search for people just by their name. Just like we’ve seen in Google Photos (which is available on both Android and iOS), it will also identify objects in a photo, allowing to search through your archives in a snap. Apple also uses advanced AI to surface memories most relevant to you, combining them into movies and albums for easy sharing. Again, these are all features we’ve seen in Google Photos which we might add, also feature unlimited high-quality photo backups.

Conclusion :
Apple are still working tirelessly to be at the top of the game, but if I'm asked, due to the user friendliness and popularity, it might be a little difficult for them to knock out android devices. 
Let us know whats your take on this. 





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