What functionality does Android have that iOS doesn't?

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What functionality does Android have that iOS doesn't?
BA Barry_hunt51 asked on 31 December 2018, 15:17
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Here you go 100+ things that even the iPhone 5s can't do, that Android can thedroideffect.com/100-things-iphone-5s-still-cant-do-android-can/

Here you have 30 of them

1. App integration with Operating System

2. Can’t set default apps

3. No NFC capabilities

4. Google Now (with card notifcations)

5. True HD resolution

6. Widgets

7. Dual User

8. Replaceable keyboards (Swype, etc)

9. Photosphere (panorama) – without the use of a third party app

10. USB host – USB OTG

A. Transfer media to and from an external SD card

B. Watch streaming video or listen to streaming audio from external SD.

C. Control a Dslr without root.

11. Use a bluetooth mouse

12. Floating window apps for desktop like multitasking

13. Switchable launchers

14. Apps that allow gesture based control

15. Adblock

16. Data usage monitor. App usage, Set warning and maximum

17. Battery usage monitor. What apps are using up power

18. Many system monitors like wakelock

19. VPN Proxy for privacy bypassing country restrictions (Tunnelbear)

20. security apps like Cerberus and . Anti-theft, discreetly take a picture of the thief, see what they’re up to (Cerberus) like prey on mac.

21. Launcher shortcuts for apps e.g. evernote, not just bookmark shortcuts

22. Turn the phone into a server: phone to become a DLNA, DNS, Email, FTP, IRC, Proxy, SMB, SMS, SSH, Web, WebDAV, XMPP server (Servers Ultimate)

23. Android can run on many other devices: USB stick computers, laptops (HP, Asus, Acer), cameras, TV set top, google glass, smartwatch, consoles, televisions

24. Run Ubuntu

25. Run various emulators

26. Run system maintenance tools like cache cleaner, Automatically cleanup all app related files once an app is uninstalled (CCleaner)

27. Change profiles based on situation and location

28. Change desktop based on situation.

29. Rhe ability to backup apps and restore them in case you upgraded to a faulty version

30. Bluetooth transfer to and from different devices not just from android devices.


Just a few off the top of my head...

  • The ability to just set an mp3 as your ringtone or notification sound (instead of having to download it to your computer, convert it to another format, sync it back to your phone with iTunes, and then go back and set it).
  • The ability to transmit data and voice simultaneously on Verizon or Sprint (i.e. getting notifications while in a call, no looking anything up while they're on speakerphone, etc).
  • The ability to set default apps, so you can always open links in Firefox, or always open Google Maps when you want to navigate somewhere.
  • Removable/replaceable/upgradable batteries.
  • Expandable storage. Instead of paying an extra $100 to go from 16GB to 32GB, just pick up a nice 16GB (or more) microSD card (which you can use in your next phone, too!) for ten bucks on Amazon.
  • Photo Spheres. Basically panoramas (which move left to right or up to down), but in any direction, building a full 360-degree image from your phone exactly like you'd see on Google Maps street view.
  • AMOLED screens (for some devices) don't light up black pixels, giving truer blacks and providing extra battery life at the same time.
  • Multi-user support, meaning you can set up multiple users on your phone or tablet and give each user their own login, homescreen, apps (which separates saved games in those apps!), etc. Awesome if you have a "house tablet" for family/friends.
  • The ability to track and manage your battery and data usage by restricting what certain apps can do, and/or set an upper limit on data usage.
  • One-click login to any site that lets you log in with Google, instead of having to type a username and password.
  • Live Wallpapers. Animated wallpapers, or wallpapers that change based on what you are doing, like visualizing music playing.
  • More app diversity: there are over 1,000,000 apps on the Google Play store that work regardless of device type (the interface will automatically redesign itself if you are on a tablet versus on a phone), whereas there are only 900,000 apps on the iPhone App Store (with only 375,000 native to iPad). Additionally, the Google Play store is growing at a rate nearly twice as fast as the iPhone App Store.
  • Availability on any carrier.
  • Apps let you block numbers from calling or texting you, or even block whole areas. You can send their calls to voicemail or just not accept them.
  • Multitasking: switch between multiple apps without having them close for being in the background for too long, and let them work together (view traffic reports in one app, let another one serve driving directions by voice, have another one give you notifications for police sightings, etc).
  • App Intents means you can share a file in your file browser to your Gmail app and have it attached as an attachment on a new email, or share a photo from your camera to a photo editing app, or share a link from your Imgur app to a friend on your Facebook Messaging app. Any app can share data with any other app, and it's incredibly easy to just tap Share and select an app.
  • Vastly superior notifications and notifications experience. Expand/collapse individual notifications to get more/less information without leaving your current app, interact with the notifications directly (respond to an email without leaving your current app), etc.
  • Over-the-air updates. No need to connect to a computer and update with iTunes. Android updates are automatically pushed to your phone and you can install them any time you want with 1 touch.
  • Custom launchers like ChameleonFacebook HomeSPB Shell 3Dthat let you do anything from change how your homescreen/lockscreen look to completely changing how your phone functions as a whole.
  • Similarly, the ability to completely replicate iOS or Windows Phoneappearance (and likely functionality, but I haven't tried using these apps) through themes or launchers.
  • Tasker apps that let you intelligently automate actions on your phone based on what you are doing or where you are going; things like turning on Wifi when you get home, or automatically putting your phone on vibrate when you get to work (and silencing it when your calendar says you're in a meeting), or playing music over Bluetooth when it detects you are driving, etc.
  • Likewise, apps like Motorola Assist can detect when you are driving and automatically switch to a hands-free mode, where new phone calls and messages will be announced by voice and you can talk back to tell it to read it aloud, respond (where you dictate the message by voice), or ignore it until you are done driving. You can also send back cookiecutter messages that say you're driving (or in a meeting/class) and you'll get back to them soon.
  • File managers. The ability to browse your filesystem, move files around, copy them, rename them, share them with any app, whatever you want.
  • The ability to use your phone as a flash drive. Just plug your phone into any computer and you have access to the storage; you don't even have to install or use iTunes.
  • Support for a physical computer mouse. Just plug one in and it works exactly like it does on a computer (very handy for tablets being used as laptops).
  • Third party keyboards: SwypeMinuumSwiftKey, even the iPhone keyboard. 'nuff said.
  • Similarity, you can replace pieces of the phone with apps. If you download a cool phone dialer app, you can replace the regular dialer with it.
  • Widgets. Widgets on the homescreen, widgets on the lockscreen, widgets in your notifications, widgets pretty much wherever you want.
  • Core-UI-enhancing apps like Sidebar Plus that let you create and customize sidebars that appear when you swipe in from the edge of the screen.
  • Google Now. Not the stripped-down, limited-functionality version on iOS. The version that knows what you want before you ask for it, and delivers answers to you as notifications throughout the day. It sounds like magic, and it really is.
  • Always-on voice-detection. If you don't want it, you don't have to buy a phone with it, but if you do want it, you can have it. I've got a Moto X and I love it, except now I try to control my desktop by voice.
  • A variety of screen and device sizes to choose the size you prefer when buying a new phone.
  • Prettier hardware (subjective, I know, but if you don't agree with me there's hundreds of Androids to choose one to your liking).
  • Physical buttons and keyboards, if you're in to that.
  • Quick controls for brightness, wifi, airplane mode, etc.
  • Ingress. Not yet available on iOS, hugely popular first-of-its-kind augmented reality game.
  • NFC transmission and any apps that rely on NFC. In other words, iPhones can't transmit files to other iPhones just by touching backs, they can't pay for things by tapping their iPhone on a card reader, they can't tap it to an NFC-enabled poster/ad to get a free app, or anything.
  • An open-source developer community not only working on apps for the operating system, but working on the operating system itself, pushing it forward faster than just a team of company developers.
  • A development environment not tied to a proprietary OS. You can write Android apps on Windows, Linux, OS X, BSD, whatever. You can write iOS apps only on Macs.
  • OS-level wifi hotspot and tethering support.
  • Standardized cables (that play nice with other standards), meaning I can use the same charger cable to charge my camera and my phone, or my <insert USB-powered device here> and my phone.
  • OTG cable support, letting you plug in external hard drives, joysticks, cameras, or anything else to your phone.
  • Android devices are available unlocked and with unlocked bootloaders.
  • The ability to develop apps in multiple languages (Java, C#, Python, etc).
  • The ability to overclock or underclock your CPU, making your phone run either extra fast or have extra battery life depending on what you want.