After a brief discussion on IRC about the new IOS5 features I decided to compile a concrete list of the Android-equivalent to every IOS5 feature. And just to rub it in, I figure I'll list a few things I doubt IOS will ever be capable of doing, heh.
There is one point that I will concede to Apple and that is that applications for android are UGLY. This is of course because of all the third-party development, but it would be nice if this could be a bit more streamlined.
I think the best way to do this would be to allow users to hack and/or tweak their applications since they're all Java based anyway.
IOS5 New Features
- PC Free
- iMessage: Have you ever viewed the settings for the native SMS app? It's pretty complex.
- Lock Screen
- Thumb Keyboard
- Wifi Syncing
- Video Mirroring
- Browser (tabs, syncing): Dolphin, Firefox, Opera, Native... go search and try them out yourself
Android Unique Features
- Custom/Swype Keyboards
- App-Killers (for battery)
- Using the volume button to take photos
- Message dictation EVERYWHERE (Not just in a 3rd party app)
- System Monitoring
- Quick Toggles ⌘
Note: Items with a ⌘ provide links to how to accomplish this with a Jailbroken iPhone.
I wonder what the iPhone 5 will look like?