I am a professing follower of the Android community and would like to continue to use no other operating system for my smartphones than Google Android. It’s simple, intuitive and does not differ in many ways from my Windows PC. This is good, because I do not have to adjust again and can use the system on my smartphone immediately flawlessly. For music and video, I do not need a software for their conversion to play it. All is well. For me, the difference is not always better, which is why I personally love to do without Apple products.
Nevertheless, I have to admit that I also now and then somewhat envious of the functions, which a current iPhone has to offer. At that time it was still Siri, of which I was really impressed. Later the fingerprint sensor and the video recording were added in slow motion. Class features, which I often thought: “I would like to have on my Android smartphone.”
And what should I say? My wishes and those of many other users were heard. It is also not bad that Google looks a little bit out of the box. Nevertheless, I find it is time to thank Apple for all the features and extras that I can now use as an Android user.
Android M: Flowing Text Markup
Unlike iOS, an Android user currently has to mark text with two markers very unwieldy, then copy or cut it. With Android M is now to be different. The marking beam is to be used much more intuitive and liquid. And three times you can guess where this function comes from. The old variant, which still uses Android, was introduced in 2009 with iOS 3.
Android M: Apps Permissions
If we now install an app to Android users, then we simply have to accept any justification they dictate to us. It may then access contacts, Facebook, files, music, location services, and other areas of the system. With Android M, all apps will ask for individual permissions after you install them. You can allow or deny this separately, as you wish. IOS has been offering this feature for a long time.
Android M: The Fingerprint Sensor
Apples iOS has been offering its customers the familiar fingerprint sensor or the software since 2013. Android M will offer this only at the end of 2015 directly. Of course, even now models with Android have a fingerprint sensor, but this is not supported directly by Google’s Android. All previous sensors were and are thus outsourcing solutions.
Android M: Standby
With standby I do not mean that you can turn off the screen. Standby means that you can put the Android smartphone to sleep. This means that all apps running in the background will be turned off.Only important notifications and alarm clocks are allowed to take your smartphone from sleep. This saves energy. And here, too, iOS was a step ahead. Because this energy saving function is also behind the secret, why Apple devices have been years of standby for so incredibly long. The Android M feature is called “Doze”.
Android M: Please Do Not Disturb
Under iOS, you have the option to turn off all ringing tones and vibrations for an individually set period of time, allowing only one illustrious circle of people. Meanwhile, iOS has even learned to allow a call from unauthorized callers when they call twice in three minutes. Android users seem to want this feature much, because Google’s Android M will introduce the feature by the end of the year.
Android M: MIDI Support
For musical people, iOS has been a real oasis of creativity. You can simply connect any electronic instrument to the iPhone via MIDI plug and compose with your smartphone. Android M will finally present this feature to its users.