Although the mobile phone system is divided into Android and IOS, some of their functions are "borrowed from each other". After the release of the IOS 16 beta, the foreign technology media 9to5google reviewed the IOS 16 features first developed by Google, which are now available on Android phones**
● Smarter Lock Screen
The new lock screen of IOS 16 looks great. Apple uses the depth effect to add depth and realism to the photos, and the stacking with the clock makes them look great. In addition, users can also get Apple watch style health, stock, battery, weather and other information. Users can change the IOS font, clock, wallpaper and theme color, which means that you can create a lock screen that meets your needs.
But Google has done the same thing a long time ago. Google provides the "at a glance" component, which intelligently provides you with similar information by predicting what you need. It always shows the weather and date, but other information, such as upcoming events, tropical storm warnings, or boarding passes before boarding, is intelligent.
These are more powerful than what Apple offers -- you just can't always manually select what you want. The color of the clock can also be changed. It will be extracted from the material you palette to match your wallpaper. The Android 12 system has 4 palette options, while the Android 13 system has up to 12 options.
A smaller feature added by apple is live activities, which allows applications to add a widget at the bottom of the lock screen, including information such as sports scores or Uber distances. This is basically like the notification of Android, which has been available to developers for many years.
The new IOS 16 lock screen is very good for IOS users. It looks good and works well, but it is also something Android users have been experiencing for many years. IOS users are lucky to get it now, although it can be said that Apple has been greatly inspired by Google.
● automatic sharing in photos applications
In the photos app of IOS 16, you can automatically share photos of your family in a shared album that can be accessed by all family members. It has options to allow all photos after a certain date, or all photos with them, to be automatically shared.
There is even a button in the camera App that automatically puts photos into a shared album. This shared photo album now gives everyone equal rights to add, edit, and delete photos. Everyone has equal rights, and everything will be shared with everyone in the album.
Google photos realized this function as early as two years ago -- partner sharing, which allows users to automatically share photos containing this person. It has all the same functions as apple, but not limited to Apple products. Because Google photos is web-based, you can upload photos of the camera from any computer and share them with it.
In addition, Google also has automatic photo albums for sharing. This will automatically add all the photos you took for a person or pet and add them to an album that can be shared through links or directly through the app. You can even enable collaboration so that others can add their photos to it. The entire group of friends can be set up to automatically add each other's photos to the album and have access to it.
Google photos went online earlier and is more powerful than apple. Fortunately for IOS users, you can now use iphone Download the Google photos app to use these features without waiting for IOS 16.
● IOS 16 diction provides punctuated dictation and more intelligent user interaction
On IOS 16, the diction function now allows you to edit and interact with what you dictate while dictating. You can click and delete something. Just tell the phone what you want to do and it will do it. It can now automatically fill in punctuation marks.
IOS 16 dictation
Google assistant dictation
These dictation functions almost directly clone the Google assistant voice input function of pixel 6/6 pro. It has the same type of function, which can interact with the text when you type, voice control the content you have typed, and correct punctuation.
According to the usage of IOS 16 diction and Google assistant voice input by 9to5google editors, Google still has a great advantage in this function. IOS 16 likes to put punctuation in the wrong place, and it is still difficult to correctly understand what I mean. But this is the first IOS 16 beta, so this feature is likely to be improved.
● multiple waypoints in maps
Apple maps now allows you to add up to 15 waypoints during route planning. This simple feature has existed in Google Maps for many years. The only real difference between these features is that Apple maps supports up to 15 stations, while Google Maps supports up to 10 stations.
● Live Captions
Live captions was launched at the 2019 Google i/o conference. It uses Google's voice recognition technology to provide subtitles for content on mobile phones that do not have closed captions. It will work in real time and generate captions for any audio. In March this year, Google also announced that it would provide this function for phones.
IOS 16 brings exactly the same functionality. It can subtitle audio in real time in any application, including calls and FaceTime. The UI even looks exactly the same. However, after a quick test, it seems to be a lot slower than Google's alternative and not so accurate.