Android Marshmallow vs Apple iOS 9: Five Features Google Borrowed From iOS

    Google and Apple are the biggest operating system makers in the mobile industry. Google has recently announced the final version of its latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and will be launched along with the upcoming Nexus smartphones sometime in October.

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    Well, Apple has also announced the new version of iOS for iPhone, iPad at the WWDC 2015. Apple also schedule the annual keynote on September 9 this year, where we expect that the company will announce the much-awaited iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus that will operate on the latest iOS 9.

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    This post will show how the two most popular mobile operating system makes their better than each other. And how two different operating system are actually same. Here is a comparison of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the Apple iOS 9. Take a look at the slider below to know more.

    Android Pay / Apple Pay

    Google came up with a improvised feature called Android Pay for its Android Marshmallow in an attempt to rival the Apple Pay. The search engine giant has already entered the mobile payment domain with the Google Wallet. But with the Android Play, Google is offering a completely re-organized mobile payment system.

    Google is also challenging the Apple Pay by utilizing standardized fingerprint authentication. Apple has introduced its proprietary mobile payment system last year and has already established something of a stake in the marketplace. Meanwhile this will remain a battleground between two tech giants.


    Native Fingerprint Authentication

    Apple's Touch ID has given a secure way to unlock iPhone as well as to authenticate purchases made using the iPhone. Well, with the Android Marshmallow, smartphones with proper hardware, users can finally experience the power of fingerprint functionality on smartphones.

    Android smartphone makers like Samsung, Sony, Motorola and many more have already incorporated fingerprint sensors in some of their devices.


    Google Now / Apple Siri

    The voice recognition is becoming an increasingly important corner in the mobile OS. Google introduced a enhanced voice recognition feature for the Android Marshmallow platform. Apple has its Siri for iPhone and iPads. With the voice recognition technology, both companies are undoubtedly strengthening with their own software.

    Disable Background Task

    Android Marshmallow also comes with Doze mode, that let Android users to turn on or off the battery optimizations for each and every single app. Doze basically limits certain background tasks to save battery life. Similarly, iPhone users also have been able to enable or disable Background App Refresh in Settings since iOS 7.

    Activate Voice Search From Lock Screen

    Android Marshmallow let users to activate its new and improved Google Now's voice search directly from the lock screen. You just need to swipe from the lower left corner to start the voice search. Well, the iOS users can activate the Siri from the lock screen by holding down the Home button.


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