What did Android and iOS steal from each other?

What did Android and iOS steal from each other?
What did Android and iOS steal from each other?

Many features are similar between Android and iOS, and this similarity increased with the release of iOS 14, as people started talking about Apple getting some ideas from Android.

Perhaps there is some truth in the matter, especially since the famous Apple founder Steve Jobs knew that he was not averse to stealing a great idea or two!

Some similar features have appeared, whether on the iPad before the iPhone, or in the Android versions of Samsung and LG, according to what was explained by the “Popular Science” website.

To take a more comprehensive idea of ​​this “suspicious” convergence of features, we present some examples:

Gesture navigation

In 2017, iPhone X got rid of the Home button and introduced a whole new way to navigate between apps like swipe up to go back to Home, swipe up and hold to see recent apps, etc.

And the Google team seems to like the new navigation, because Android has adopted a similar set of gestures for Android 9 and Android 10.

do not disturb

Do Not Disturb mode is a staple of modern phones, giving you a little respite from the flood of notifications that normally shake your phone nonstop.

This was a feature that Apple first added to iOS 6 in 2012. Google took its time and added it to its operating system in 2014 with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Updates via WiFi

Back in 2011, when Apple released iOS 5, the first version of its operating system that can be updated over Wi-Fi without requiring you to connect your phone to a computer and sync with iTunes, Al Arabiya Net reported.

Also, it was a pretty cool feat at the time, given that Wi-Fi wasn’t quite as fast as it is now. But it wasn’t a big fad as Android users have already been updating their devices the same way for several years.

front camera (selfie)

Apple reached this feature first as the iPhone 4 from June 2010 was the first with a front camera, but Android phones did not get official support for a selfie camera until Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which was launched in December of the same year.

 
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