All the big updates from iOS they are always compared to versions of Android, the operating system with which it directly competes. A few years ago, it was also compared to the tweaks that we could add by jailbreaking our devices. However, that is water from the past. On this occasion, iOS 16 introduces brand new features, customization tools, and options. But many of them we had already seen in the Android operating system. It is what we try to analyze today, which of those functions of iOS 16 have been on Android for a long time?
Personalization was (and is) the ace of Android's sleeve against iOS 16
We started, how could it be otherwise, with the customizable iOS 16 lock screen. The new iOS update allows you to modify the time source, add widgets along the screen with preset designs that mix images, colors, emojis, time, and much more. However, Android also had a special widget on the screen that can supply any type of interactive information that can be displayed in iOS 16. The level of customization of Android is much higher than iOS and that is a reality.
On the other hand, Apple has integrated two interesting options that were already available on Android. First, the possibility of sharing photos in Family automatically through multiple ways. Second, the option to add more than one stop on the Apple Maps route, something that already existed with Google Maps for years.
iOS 16 also adds the ability to dictate voice messages to transcribe them without leaving the keyboard, which improves fluency and interaction with the keyboard. Android has the same function through its Google Assistant and apparently many developers believe that its operation is much more polished.
The first betas of the new versions of iOS always include variations with the final version, especially considering that in less than two weeks the public beta period will open where ordinary users will be able to test the version to debug bugs. ahead of its official launch in the fall of this year.