5 Reasons Why Android Nougat is Better than iOS

iOS vs Android have been a battle waged for so long but this time we look at the new features of Android Nougat that any iOS version can never compete with.

5 Reasons Why Android Nougat is Better than iOS

Android Nougat or Android 7.0 has now been released for all compatible Google devices in use by consumers today. Google even declared that with the new version of Android comes an overwhelming 250 extra features added over Android 6.0 update from last year.

First to taste the sweet Nougat, are the Nexus devices. From other OEMs like Samsung and HTC, those smartphones will have to wait a little bit longer because each OEMs allow those on the air updates to get pushed on to their own hardware. For iOS? Nope. No Nougat for that operating system.

However, iOS 10 is just around the corner with still months until its official release in September. Whatever iOS 10 brings to the table, it seems clear even now that Android 7.0 will be much better than what Apple might be able to come up with.

Here are reasons why Android Nougat will be far better than iOS.

Notification Tricks

Notification Tricks

Android Nougat now have an even better integration of replying to communications across multiple apps directly from the notification itself. This works for Google Play integrated services like Hangouts and Gmail but also for the third party apps that require quick responses.

Users won’t have to leave their current app just to get into the urgent message and get to give out a reply. iOS have this for iMessage only leaving the user experience clunky at most by switching to different apps to respond to messages.

Quick Multi Tasking

Quick Multi Tasking

First is the Alt-Tab for your mobile phone is the double tapping of the multi tasker button. Yes, the square one on the right side of your home button. This toggles between the last two used apps. This can be useful when you want to get something from one app and pasting it to the next. Toggling between the two would be convenient for those power users who do more with their smartphones.

Quick settings can also be customized like from Android Marshmallow. But this time its much quicker and easier to setup. In iOS, the settings tray will always stay the same. Whether you always use the feature or not, it will not be moved or removed. Lack of flexibility can be a bad thing.

Multi-Window

Multi-Window

Android is now focused on delivering what the users wanted to have in their smartphones. Samsung had this feature long before Marshmallow was released. It was integrated in their Tab and Note series but now, Android Nougat is giving this feature natively on supported devices. That is, the device should be powerful enough to run two apps live at the same time and the display is wide enough for it to work.

iOS had this feature for the iPad but seeing it on the iPhone will be very unprobable. This feature is available for both smartphones and tablets that could make use of the feature.

VR-Ready OS

VR-Ready OS

Google is committed in making Android Nougat VR-Ready with a lot of support for future features of the virtual reality market. This was in support to its Daydream VR platform that makes mobile virtual reality games and apps readily available for its users.

Apple is yet to release any information if it will support VR anytime soon. It will be a great loss for iOS if Apple won’t have a competing product of their own. They can do it, but if not soon enough, Android will be the OS of choice for virtual reality apps.

Improved Doze Mode

Improved Doze Mode

Android smartphones now can squeeze every percent of battery charge from their batteries with the new and improved Doze Mode. This feature automatically detects if your smartphone has been inactive and is kept inside your pocket. It will then activate Doze Mode to keep the background apps and incoming data signals to a minimum which will ultimately save you some juice.

iOS is saying it have an efficient power management system but with each iteration of Doze, it seems that Apple’s lagging behind its former second-placer, Android.