The latest operating system versions of Apple and Google integrate hundreds of additional features, contributing to improving the user experience.
Every year, both Apple and Google announce the largest upgrade version of the mobile operating system. And, to mark dramatic changes on smartphones. The highlight of this year’s version is the ability to improve security and focus more on product performance.
The next iPhone OS version is iOS 13 with dark screen mode. Meanwhile, Android Q launched last month, introducing new navigation gestures and some privacy improvements.
Here are some worthwhile highlights for the world’s top two mobile operating systems.
Old and new iPhones will significantly speed up
Many Apple iPhone lines, from 4-year-old iPhone 6S to the latest iPhone XS will run faster with iOS 13. “Apples”, said the company had improved the operating system to make the application open twice faster. The new software system also reduces the application size, so it will significantly increase speed.
Specifically, the downloaded application capacity will be less than 50%. And, the update will be 60% smaller than before. With the new iPhone, Face ID face detection technology will give screen unlocking speed 30% faster.
iOS and Android also support dark mode
Most applications today are designed with a white background, which sometimes causes eye strain. Apple and Android phones now support the dark view mode, that can be activated via keyboard shortcuts. The dark mode interface replaces the white background with gray or black, depending on the application interface layer.
This mode is not just for fun, but it offers certain benefits. First, the new feature helps to reduce battery consumption significantly because the lights are less luminous. Next, the interface with black tones will be easier to read in the evening. Not to mention, dark mode is said to be beneficial for health by not disturbing sleep.
Although Apple and Google both show dark modes very impressive. However, is they want to apply on a large scale, they must wait for third-party developers to support each specific application.
iOS 13 and Android Q both improve privacy
Privacy has become a hot topic in the past few years. Therefore, it is not too difficult to understand when Apple and Google both promised to improve this issue on the next mobile operating system.
At the top of Apple’s security feature is “Sign in with Apple,” which means logging in with an Apple account. Often, third-party websites and applications allow you to use your Google and Facebook accounts to register accounts quickly, instead of having to report information from the beginning.
However, Apple believes that having a third party access to privacy-threatening user email. Therefore, they introduced how to log in with Apple ID on iOS 13. This new feature allows anonymous email associated with Apple ID, and create random email addresses to forward mail to users and avoid being bothered.
Google also has moves to ensure privacy. Android Q gives users more control over how to share location. When an application requests access to location data, Google will ask you if you want to share full time or only when you open the application. Previously, Android only had the option of sharing full time or never.
Android Q adds the Privacy section in the settings to control the permissions of each application, such as whether the party is using its location or denying targeted ads, blocking access to the contacts.
Android works more like iPhone
For years, Apple and Google continually copied each other. This time, Android borrowed almost entirely the gesture navigation system from the iPhone.
When you open the application in Android Q, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the main screen. Swipe up and hold your finger to display the overlapping application layers, then swipe left and right to switch the window between them. These gestures are similar to the iPhone X version and above.
It is turn of Apple Maps to mimics Google Maps
Apple just improved Maps on iOS 13 to catch up with Google Maps. The company said it spent a lot of time and money to enhance its map application, especially in the US.
In some areas, Apple Maps will display binoculars. When clicking, it will load a 3D street view that allows users to look around. This feature is similar to Google Street View that has been running for years.
In addition, Apple Maps will start providing real-time information in several cities. For example, if the bus is delayed, the application will display a new schedule update.
Google also launched a similar feature called Comute last year.