iOS 5: Apple Finally Catching Up with Android
Well Apple delivered all they could deliver at WWDC 2011 and for the mobile world Apple came up with iOS 5 and iCloud, but no new hardware, so no doubt will be quite a disappointment to some. Basically Apple has now dragged their way from lagging behind Android to come up to the same level now that iOS 5 has been unveiled.
Now I know the iOS faithful will call this rubbish, but basically all Apple has done with iOS 5 is give iOS users what Android users have had for a long while. The guys over at Engadget have done an article on all the iOS 5 details and lets take a look.
Well how about a nice little copy of the Android notifications system, yes folks Android has had that notification system for quite a while, and now Apple has caught up. Twitter integration is now offered with iOS 5 where you can tweet images from your phone’s gallery…guess what my Android Samsung Galaxy S can do that too.
So what about this iMessage? Well it’s much like BlackBerry Messenger, or perhaps GTalk, yes folks Android owners use Gtalk that allows you to send messages, over 3G and WiFi, who would have thought! If you want to do anything else well as Apple says…there’s an app for that, and there’s always Gmail of course.
Then there is of course iCloud, I haven’t yet looked into depth with iCloud but it pretty much sounds like you can store your gear on the cloud, just like many other cloud storage services including Google, you know them they came up with Android.
So you see although I am probably a little bit bias as I am an Android user, I can’t really see that iOS 5 is something to get that excited about as if you had been on Android you’d be used to most of this stuff long ago.
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