Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Bringing A Bit Of Apple (AAPL) To Android


Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s new Android version has been given some elements of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS. Perhaps Alphabet has realized it is high time to try and bridge the gap between Android and iOS to see if that can stop user outflow. Apple has been converting an increasing number of Android owners to its iPhone, especially in China and Europe.

The new Android version is currently codenamed Android N. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) says that Android device manufacturers will get the upgraded mobile operating system later in summer. However, it has now opened the door for Android app developers to have an early test of the platform to allow them ample time to tweak and fine-tune their apps to work well with the new platform.

What is the Apple in Android N?

Multi-window feature: Alphabet has included multi-window support in Android N. That is a feature that Apple has popularized in its iOS device and it is more prominent iPad Pro.

Notification reply: Alphabet has made it possible for Android N users to quickly reply to messages right from the notification. That is a feature that has been perfected in iPhone and it simplifies handling of messages and notification on mobile devices.

Beyond Apple copycats

Besides copying a few exciting features from iOS, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has also given Android N brand new features. For example, there is a feature designed to maximize data and battery efficiency for overall performance improvement. There is also another feature that enables users of the operating system to easily classify notifications from the same app. Then there is a feature to help you boost the war against spammers.

Early release to developers

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is making a preview of Android N available to developers early enough so that they can have adequate time to make their apps run smoothly on the platform. The company is betting that when developers have ample time to rework their apps, there is a stronger chance of significantly boosting user experience and making Android a more attractive mobile operating system.

Release to manufactures

More than 400 companies base their smartphones on Android. These manufacturers will get a taste of Android N in the summer.

Apple has been stealing customers from Android and the idea of infusing some iOS features into Android must be designed to bridge the gap between the two rival platforms.

Neha Gupta

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