Google to Android P, Apple responded with iOS 12, the fight “side eight, who half weight” seems unrivaled.
Although only 14 km away in Silicon Valley, Apple and Google are two opposing worlds. While Android OS is open platform, iOS is completely closed.
Competition between the Android and iOS platforms became more pronounced when Google launched Android P while Apple responded with iOS 12.
According to the roadmap, iOS 12 will be available on the iPhone in September, while Android P phones will appear in September or October.
Face Unlock And Gesture Control
The iPhone X is not the first smartphone to have a rabbit ears and gesture control, but thanks to the iPhone X, these two features become popular.
The Essential Phone is the first phone to have a rabbit ears, while the Palm Pre supports gesture control from 2009 when launched with the WebOS operating system.
Android P follows because Google is equipped with gesture control and rabbit ears support. In fact, Android P does not support full gesture, it still has to rely on the Back button, which makes the experience not like the iPhone X.
In return, Android P supports more comprehensive rabbit ears, which can be centered, cornered, top or bottom of the screen.
Google Assistant is superior to Siri
At this point, Android P scored with the ability to receive accurate command even though Siri is pretty much upgraded on iOS 12. iPhone voice assistant now can predict what content the user is looking for.
iOS 12 adds a new shortcuts app that allows users to set their own profiles when they say certain keywords. For example, when you say “go home,” Siri will retrieve records including sending a message to her husband (or wife), opening the radio or listening and start looking for the path home least confusion.
Overall, Siri is backdrop against Google Assistant. At the I / O conference in May, Google announced the development of six new voices for the Google Assistant. Now, this assistant can handle complicated questionnaires, a set of instructions or teach the child how to behave.
Google also “train” Assistant responds more like people through short conversation, self-catering or appointment set for the owner.
Meanwhile, although appearing in 2011 on the iPhone 4S, Siri has not been largely upgraded during the past seven years.
iMessage is not a competitor
On the messaging application, iMessage proved to be unrivaled and optimized on iOS 12. iMessage supports Animoji, P2P billing, FaceTime calling from the app, messaging with iMessage users over Wi-Fi, SMS inter-platform SMS between iPhone and iPad and Mac.
Google Hangouts, on the other hand, are very limited and do not make the right investment. The Android Messages app only supports phones, not computers. Google Duo, though, makes good video calls on the phone but does not support computers and is not affiliated with other Google messaging apps like Hangouts or Messages.
Virtual Reality – Android Playground
The iOS 12 adds a lot of interesting AR features, allowing players and friends to interact together in cyberspace, like playing Lego or playing table tennis together.
Google goes so far as to allow Android P users and the iPhone to play together on the same Cloud Anchors platform.
The Face Unlock feature of Android P is rated as convenient but less secure than unlocking the fingerprint.
The Face ID is an exclusive feature of Apple and the iPhone X is the first iPhone equipped with a face detection camera in the front.
Face ID is more secure than Face Unlock and can be aligned with unlocking with the retina. However, retina unlocking only appears on Samsung’s high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S9.
Apple Maps vs. Google Maps
The win over Android P despite the iPhone Maps map application has continuous navigation. Google Maps goes further by providing more layers of information that users want.
It’s too early to say iOS 12 or Android P better at this point. Both have features that keep users from being bothered at night. In addition, both allow users to manage the time spent using the device effectively.
At the present time, it’s hard to say iOS 12 better or Android P better. Software changes very fast, Apple and Google can be surprised by the features to life.
However, in all respects, Google has more impetus for development thanks to its seamlessly enhanced software, voice assistant and multi-player AR support for any smartphone.
Apple had a good start with Siri but did not know to take advantage of the lead. However, many of the AR-based players in iOS 12 are appreciated, especially in the context of AR being a trend. In addition, iOS 12 continues to affirm its position in face unlock and gesture control.