iOS 15 vs Android 12
During the last year a lot has changed about how we work and live. Some of us are now planning on returning to the office, while others will continue working from home. Many of us will do both.
Apple and Google provided insight about phone features designed for an era of hybrid remote and in-person work. Both of them reflect the way our lives and work today.
This week, Apple showed iOS 15, its next operating system for iPhones. The software gives device owners new tools to draw boundaries for hybrid work, like a status message that lets others know you are busy before they message you, or you just prepare your message on the weekend which will be received only Monday morning to avoid to push other people to work on a weekend.
FaceTime, Apple’s videoconferencing software, will also get its biggest expansion since its debut more than a decade ago. The service will finally be opened to non-Apple devices, including Android phones, and has been improved.
Apple’s new software provides iPhone owners with tools to minimize distractions, while Google has added buttons to help people perform tasks on the phone more quickly.
Apple’s Focus is a set of tools to minimize distractions throughout the day.
Focus can be used to set and divide your day into categories like personal life, work and sleep.
Apple and Google have competed head to head in offering phone cameras that produce excellent photos. In iOS 15, Apple is taking steps to make its camera software smarter.If you snapped a picture of a restaurant receipt, for instance, you will be able to use Live Text to tap on the phone number in the photo to call the restaurant. This is known as optical image recognition, blended with some artificial intelligence.
Google’s changes are more visual elements. It redesigned the controls in Android to include large rectangular buttons for easy access to functions.
The last few years Apple has made tools to protect user privacy, including a button that allows iPhone owners to ask apps not to track. Google has not responded with a similar prompt for people to easily opt out of tracking yet. Android 12 has got a tool which Google calls a privacy dashboard, shows a timeline of apps that have access to different parts of the phone throughout the day. It could show that a social media app tapped your camera at 1 p.m. and that a weather app used your location at 3 p.m. Google has also added some buttons like kill switches to shut off an app’s access to the phone’s microphone and camera. That could be useful in sensitive situations
These are only just few highlighted examples of the best new features, but the full story will coming this fall.
Till then you can test android 12 beta by the following phones:
Pixel 4a 5G
Oppo Find X3 Pro
TECNO CAMON 17
TCL 20 Pro
iQOO 7 Legend
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi11X Pro
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra
You can find more "how to download" instructions here: https://developer.android.com/about/versions/12/devices