Starting from customizing the interface to better multitasking, Android phones are capable of doing a lot of things that the iPhone can’t.
Which is a better platform among iOS and Android? iOS and Android users have been debating over it for a long time, and no one knows when it is going to end. Both the fans have their valid points and specifications that they put into the debate, which varies from customization and ability of android to encryption and security of iOS.
Here, we will be discussing some significant advantages of Android over iOS. This will include customizing your phone’s look, using multiple apps at the same time, and setting default applications of your device.
So, let’s look closely at some of these features.
Setting The Default App on Your Android Devices
iOS users are still struggling to set Gmail as their default mail application for a very long time. iOS included the option to delete Apple’s email app; nevertheless, you cannot set Gmail as your default email app.
Whereas, Android allows you to set default apps for different purposes. Like, you can set Opera or Mozilla Firefox as your default search engine. It won’t force you to use Google as your default browser. So, in the Android Operating System, you can set your default messaging app, which can be your phone’s inbuilt app or Google’s messaging app or even Facebook messenger. You also have the option to use the recently released app, RCS, by Google, which functions somewhat like Apple’s iMessage.
Google assistant better than Siri
Apple users have Siri, whereas Android provides you with Google Assistant. Google Assistant is more practical and refined than the iPhone’s Siri for an abundance of reasons. However, the most essential reason is that it uses Google’s powerful database accordingly.
Google Assistant is linked with your phone so that it can get access to all contacts, events, names, etc. It gets your commands perfectly without getting wrong frequently. It also provides you with satisfactory results and responses. Google Assistant has access to Google Search and shows you search-related information that Siri is restricted to do.
Google Assistant can also work out a lot of different functions, like setting up an alarm for you or scheduling a meeting. Also, it informs you about the traffic when you head to the workplace or return home. If you own a Nest Home or Google Home or any other suitable devices, then you can use this Assistant to control the thermostat and lights of your house. You can change the brightness and control the intensity of lights even if you are far away from home.
Google Assistant is an inbuilt feature of your devices. You can activate it just by saying, “Hey, Google” or “Ok, Google.” You can even ask the Assistant what it can do for you and know all its functions just by asking, “Ok Google, what can you do?”. On the other hand, iOS users have to download the Google app to use Google Assistant. Moreover, it cannot be their default assistant.
Split-screen Mode and Multitasking on Android
Although iPadOS 13 allows you to use more than one app simultaneously, iPhone and iOS 13 do not support it. Android allows its users to use the split-screen feature since the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016.
Multitasking is an essential feature, especially if you are a person who is always on the go. Split-screen makes a lot of your work easier. You can watch an educational video and take down notes on your phone at the same time. Also, you can look up for the meaning of certain words while reading e-books.
In split-screen, you can work on any two apps simultaneously, but both the apps need to support the split-screen feature. You can even adjust the space each app takes on your screen by dragging the adjustment handle provided by this function.
Home Screen and Customization
Every app you install in Apple is sorted as a grid in the home screen itself. There is no drawer or separate ‘all apps’ option. However, Android has many features and options when it comes to home screen customization.
You can place your apps on your home screen and arrange them according to your wish. It also allows you to create different folders where you can store separate apps. Android allows you to choose the shape and size of your icon pack. You can choose from round, square, and default configuration of the icons.
Furthermore, you can add different widgets. Other than inbuilt widgets, you can apply a widget of music, notes, or social media apps. Android also allows you to customize the theme and notification bar.
So, these were some of the important features and functions that are provided by Android, which the iOS lacks. Apple may be a better phone when it comes to security, but it cannot beat Android in terms of customization, personalization, and user-friendliness.