There is always a looming rivalry between Google’s Android mobile platform and the iOS mobile operating system from the Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple. Just recently, the company known for their popular search engine has wrapped up their annual I/O keynote presentation on Wednesday and they have unveiled many during that event. For instance, they have announced their own version of FaceTime, their own version of Siri (but on steroids), and there’s also their own version of Apple Watch Complications. But aside from those blatant features that aim to bring the competition a level higher, Google also announced some new features wherein Apple users have not experienced yet.
There are New Things Coming to the Google Android Mobile Platform
There are many features that will bring new experiences towards Android N and Wear users. Let’s start with the latter; first off, there’s the Instant App Launcher wherein the search engine and tech firm is assisting users in letting them try out apps before installing them into their devices. The premise behind the new functionality comes from the notion wherein users have been surfing around the World Wide Web and then they stumble upon an App that will lead them to Google Play. But the process is cumbersome for some as you would have to allot storage space in your mobile device just to try out the app. With the Instant App Launcher, you would just have to try the application out without installing it.
There’s also the Customizable Quick Settings wherein it is similar to the iOS Control Center. However, the Google Android version will allow users to customize their own Quick Settings to rearrange the shortcuts that they use more often. They can also remove the shortcuts that they barely open or tap at all.
Also upcoming to the Android ecosystem is the much-awaited Multi-Window support. Gone are the days wherein you have to switch back-and-forth between apps just to get information from one mobile application to be copied into the other. Gone are the days wherein you have to wait for that YouTube video to load to tell your friends in Twitter or in Facebook about it before your share it as you will be able to watch the clip while even live tweeting about it on Twitter or sharing your experiences almost instantaneously over at Facebook without leaving either app. There are other new features coming to Google’s mobile platform.