There is a big difference between “fan” and “fan” in the world of electronics. If the fan is absolutely blind to everything that produce competitors, the fan is somewhat more objective in their judgments. The latter include the author of the blog Onliner. The journalist shared his impressions after migrating from iPhone 6 Plus to an Android flagship. The essay, admittedly, was pretty interesting.
The journalist was surprised that the new Android-smartphone “did not inhibit and does not lag even after a month after installing different stuff”. A few years ago, it was difficult to imagine, he says. However, Google has found a few annoying flaws.
The first claim referred to the organization of the phone book, which never managed to get used to. iOS is able to remember the last selected tab in the smartphone and no Android. “I, for example, have a list of favorite contacts, and calls in 90% of cases I make for them. I have one just select the “favorites” tab, and it will always be opened first when clicking on the icon “Phone”. In the new Android-smartphone is not so. There is always a list with the latest call and the numeric keypad on half of the screen,” he says.
To find a suitable replacement brand Apple Reminders (to scrolling in a single window a list with the option to set the priority and the response time of the signal, a function of viewing completed tasks, without advertising, pressure to buy the “Pro version” and all sorts of unnecessary bells and whistles) and failed. To competitor Android services obviously do not hold.
But the most serious flaw in Android was the notification system. Just a few minutes a notification bar of the phone gets cluttered with all sorts of messages.
“Passed the three steps? Get a badge. Received a letter? Here’s another label. Made a screenshot? Here’s a reminder. Updated the app, which you have forgotten? Still icon. Ah, something “eats” your battery!… After some time, all these little things did not fit in one line”.
Whether it is the notification system of iOS. The status bar displays only the necessary information, and badges on the icons clearly inform you about missed messages.
“Much more convenient that on the label of any application involving any kind of activity and feedback, appears red is with the number of missed notifications. It’s five letters — there is a neat number “5” in the corner of the corresponding icon. Missed 20 messages in Telegram — just look at the screen you can see where and why it is necessary to click to see the missed opportunities”.
In the Apple ecosystem, successfully implemented the integration between different devices. “Easy to read SMS on the screen of the laptop and even to accept (or reject) calls via MacBook, to share file in two clicks to start writing a note in the road on your smartphone and continue it on the computer from the same place where we left off.
Google, for obvious reasons, can not boast of such a close integration of different devices,” writes the blogger.
At the same time, some “chips” Android implemented much easier than in iOS. “In a few weeks I became attached to some Google services. For example, in the mobile OS reveals the power of Google Drive, which is markedly superior to similar storage capabilities offered by Apple,” says the author of the experiment.
In addition, Android provides far more options to share content. If the user wants to share a photo, the iOS will offer few options, while the “green robot” “options for a window.”
“Android remains a system for geeks who want to customize it, to look for problems and solutions on forums and specialized sites, to search through tons of software in search of the perfect, set and reinstall the firmware, to delve into countless settings… If you wish, use third-party software you can make a “human” notification to find a suitable email client and keyboard with a separate button to change language. Another thing is that there comes a time when you just want to use the phone, not constantly maintain it, to try to bring to mind and “adjust under itself”, he concluded.
The author of the experiment noted that “Android has grown and, though still requires greater attention. To get used to the new OS took about a week.