We know already that Apple and Google always try to lock horns to have an upper hand in the race. Every time a latest version of iOS is announced, it arrives with many features borrowed from the new android version. You would remember that the design language of iOS 7 was very similar to the material design of Android L while the openness of iOS 8 is also similar to the predecessors of Android Lollipop. Well, it’s true that we have anything to complain about as it is always nice to have a fully functional iOS. However, having used Android 5.0 lollipop for quite some time now, we wish to some stunning features of Android 5.0 in the upcoming iOS 9.
It’s true that Lollipop has borrowed few cues from the much reputed Apple to have smarter notifications with a dash of twist from Google. I personally love the heads up banners that I find on the app on my phone which would help me ignore the incoming calls while I’m in the middle of the game. It also handles the lock screen very efficiently and sorts the notifications received according to their levels of importance. This means the email you receive from a person in your contacts would be ranked first rather than the full lives alert received from my favorite game.
Though many of you might feel that the Priority Mode of Android 5.0 is somewhat similar to the Do Not Disturb feature of iOS, Google has impressed me with this feature. Unlike the one found in the iOS, this would offer you better control over avoiding calls for a short period of for a longer duration. In addition, you are at liberty to get reminders or events to remind you about an occasion. With the timer setting, you can enjoy a power nap without the need of a scheduler.
Having enhanced battery life is very essential for Apple devices as it masters the art of manufacturing ultra thin devices. Android 5 lollipop lets you glance over which apps are using up your battery similar to iOS 8. However Google also offers a battery saving mode that can stop those apps that are not used by you, controls the background tasks and spikes up the CPU while the battery hits the red line. In addition, it would also tell you how much time would be needed to get fully charged which would be a best feature for iOS 9.
Both android and iOS have very similar multitasking methods using the card system which is swipeable to help you switch between apps faster. However, the winner is the Android 5.0 Lollipop! If the multitasking ability of iOS 9 is similar to the Android, you will see a list of all the apps that you have recently used when you enter overview. It would also show all the tasks or tabs that you were using or have left open.
Tap to wake up
Though you just have to hit the home button to wake your iPhone, Lollipop offers a great new way to wake your Android which is by tapping its display twice. I would love iOS 9 to have this as I need not fumble for the home button anymore!
PC like print preview
I don’t think there is much to say about the print screen of the previous iOS as it just offered different option. However, Android 5.0’s print preview screen would bestow you a feel of working on a PC as it allows you to view the way the document would look like or a picture would appear on print. If you don’t own a wireless printer then you can also save it using the PDF option, which would be a great feature for the new iOS 9.
Apple lovers would not have much liking for having multiple user accounts on iOS. However, some occasions do call for such features, especially when sharing the phone. With Lollipop, this is a breezy affair as switching as a guest user on your handset or tablet equipped with Android 5.0 would help your personal details stay safe and the activities of the guest would get erased as soon as they sign out. We would love our iOS 9 to have this special feature.
Clear cut display
It is yttrue that iOS arrives with an ambient mode for many years now. However I must tell you that Android 5.0 is equipped with the ability to wake its display each time a notification pops up, which makes it useful for the user, which is purely based on your preference to set it on or off. Don’t you think it would be nice to turn off your lock screen notifications temporarily using a single toggle on your iOS 9?
Smart Unlock feature
Touch ID has made it much easy for iPhone users to unlock it but Google has cleverly designed a convenient and secure feature that would make any devices powered by Lollipop unlock automatically as soon as you have a new NFC device or Bluetooth. If iOS 9 launching this June has this feature, I would be grateful!
With the news of iOS 9 launch hitting us this year, I think it’s not too early to have a wish list of the features that I would love to have in the upcoming iOS 9 borrowed from Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, it’s up to Apple to decide which features should be incorporated in its latest iOS.