iOS 11 features that are missing in Android
This week during WWDC, Apple announced the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 11. While many features were created for the ecosystem that is Apple, we didn’t fail to notice some key features in iOS 11 that were original and sadly, not part of Android, atleast not yet. With that, read on to find out about some iOS-specific features that are yet to debut on Android.
7 iOS 11 features that are missing in Android
1: Send and receive money in Messages
Another interesting feature of iOS 11 is the ability to send and receive money directly within the Messages app. Users can do so via simple text messages.
2: Native Screen recording
iOS 11 introduced native screen recording which can record whatever is on the screen with external voice input. The output can also be turned into GIFs. The feature is offered by some Android OEMs like Samsung and Nubia, but it is not a native Android feature yet.
3: Filtering spam messages
Apple has let loose its machine learning tech to filter out spam messages from the messages app. Spam messages are filtered automatically based on the device’s learning. Android has no such feature available in its Messages app.
4: Easy one-touch setup
Setting up a new Android phone is quite the pain. You have to follow a long-drawn process of logging into your Google account and what not. With iOS 11, Apple users have it easy. All one has to do is keep the old device close to the new one and it will be done.
5: Siri language translation in real-time
Siri has been improved in iOS 11 as well. Apple’s voice-based assistant can now translate between languages in real-time during conversations.
For now the feature supports translation of English to five languages – Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
6: iMessage sync across devices
There is no iMessage equivalent on Android. Google launched Allo last year to take on WhatsApp but that is only available on phones and not on other devices. iMessage, on the other hand, is available across all Apple devices and from this year, it will use iCloud to sync messages across devices so that you can pick up the conversation you were having on your iPhone on your Mac
7: Easy setup by holding the device close to a new one
With iOS 11, users will be able to setup a new iOS device by simply keeping it close to an old one.
Although not much has been revealed about this feature by Apple, the official release reads, “Just hold your new iPhone or iPad near an iOS device or Mac you already own, and many of your personal settings, preferences and iCloud Keychain passwords are quickly and securely imported. Or in technical terms, easy-peasy.”