As every year, the Apple WWDC Developer Conference is the setting chosen to present all the news software that will come to the Apple products. In addition to the new macOS and watchOS 3 for Apple Watch, in the event the Cupertino also announced the next major update of its mobile platform for iPhone and iPad: iOS 10.
Although 10 iOS is still in preview phase (the final version will come in autumn), we already know what will be the main innovations that will bring to the platform and many of them remind us of our beloved Android. Apple knows very well who is your competition and IOS 10 are closer still to Android.
The ghost of the homogenization
It be original in a segment as that of mobile telephony is increasingly more complicated. We see a trend towards homogenization in several areas. Designs, hardware and software be unified and there are no great differences between the major players in the scene.
iOS and Android have always had a similar structure, based on applications, with the main difference that iOS is a closed system and open Android. Although iOS arrived first, little by little we see how Apple will be introducing features that are native to your competition. 7 to name a few we saw it with the Centre of iOS 5 notifications or the Control Center in iOS. We see the similar reasonable IOS 10 to Android.
1 LIFT FOR AWAKENING
It was the first ‘novelty’ that stood out at the WWDC. With iOS 10, enough with pick up the phone so that the display turns and we can take a look at the notifications without having to touch any button.
This feature reminds us to Active Display, a function that Motorola premiered with the Moto X in 2013 and allowed to wake up the screen when you get mobile, among others. Since then, it’s always on screen has extended by the Android scene and already are several brands which include series such as Samsung or LG.
2. THE LOCK SCREEN WIDGET
Apple released IOS 8 widgets, but we could only place them in the center of notifications. Now widgets may be placed also on the lock screen for information on weather, see our reminders or upcoming events on the calendar among others. By sliding to the right you can access more widgets, all with a form of cards that quite reminds design proposed by Google.
Android debuted the widgets screen locking with version 4.2, Although he wasn’t very well received by users and finally ended up removing this feature. To see how this works on iOS 10.
3 CLEAN ALL NOTIFICATIONS
The center of notifications came with iOS 5 and already then were accused Apple of copying the usual drop-down classic on Android. The goal of this panel is to group all notices that we are receiving, but while in Android, we have the convenient button that allows us to delete all notifications, We must to eliminate them by applications or for days, according to how you have it configured in iOS.
It has taken them, but with the arrival of iOS 10 Apple finally going to clean all notifications in one fell swoop.
4. OBJECTS IN PICTURES AND FACIAL RECOGNITION
Photos will also be renewed with iOS 10, and its most prominent feature is the recognition of facial and objects, which in turn is one of the most important functions of Google Photos. The system recognizes elements of the scene as the landscape, the faces and some objects and grouping them by theme, making it easier to its location with a simple search.
The difference of the Apple proposal is that all the process of recognition and tagging of images is carried out on the device itself, While the option of Google in the cloud.
5 APPLE OPENS SIRI DEVELOPERS
Apple will have to put the batteries if you want Siri to be at the height of Google Now and make him opening the API to developers to expand their capabilities. Voice Assistant you will be able to work with third-party applications. For example you can write a WhatsApp or ask a über car without touching the phone, something that Google Now already makes.
6 MAPS MORE OPEN AND WITH ‘NEW’ FUNCTIONS
Like Siri, maps of Apple also opens to developers and they released some new features that Google Maps has already integrated as the search for alternative routes based on traffic, tell us what it will cost us to get to work or find additional stops on our route.
7 IMESSAGE VS GOOGLE ALLO
iMessage or messages was the main protagonist in the presentation of iOS 10. Apple has added many new features to the messaging app that are in the line of what we already saw in the Google I/o with the new app Google Allo.
Although none of the two apps available yet, there are some similar links to preview, Freehand writing, as the ‘cries and whispers’ or the larger Emojis. Apple scored somewhat with the prediction system of Emoji, undoubtedly one of the most curious and original functions that we saw at WWDC.
8. FEWER NATIVE APPLICATIONS
Finally, Apple begins to reduce the package of applications that come installed standard on the iPhone, and which is not allowed to delete. Features such as bag, time or calendar can be removed and will be available for download from the App Store. Android also has native apps that cannot be deleted, but have also reduced the number of mandatory functions recently.