Top 10 Features iOS 5 Copied from Android

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Wireless Sync: The iOS 5-powered devices can now find iTunes on a Wi-Fi network and automatically sync and back up apps and contacts. Android users have been enjoying these privileges for long. with the help of third party apps, Android-powered phones can sync movies, music, bookmarks and contacts wirelessly between the phone/tablet and a PC/Mac.

Reminders: The iOS 5 has Reminders, a location-based organization tool that offers improved to-do lists that are compatible with Outlook, iCal and iCloud. on Android reminder is not required as there is full multitasking. Astrid or Taskos can take care of this sort of functionality by themselves. Android users are very familiar with location aware apps, which are available for free as they are ad based.

Cloud Sync: Cloud Syncing has been integral to Google’s computing for more than 10 years. Data in Google Apps are stored in the cloud and multiple users can access to the data without worrying about having the same operating system, browser and software. Apple’s iOS 5 has come up with iCloud to back up and sync data between iPhones, iPods and iPads and any other personal computer running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows.

Widgets: Widgets have proved to be very useful in the Android devices, especially when you want a quick snapshot of information without having to open the apps on weather, news, stocks and similar services. the new iOS 5 Notification bar shows stocks and weather bars with live updating information.

OTA updates: Software updates in Android-run phones are delivered over the air and there is no need to be in proximity of a USB cable. Android has the option of accessing the SD card as a mass storage, so you can push files to your file system via Dropbox, Winamp and Awesome Drop. the new iOS version will finally push data over the cellular network without any need for iTune synchronization.

Twitter Integration: Apple had announced that it is bringing Twitter integration to all the iOS based devices and to many of its own apps, including Camera, Photos, Safari and Maps. in Android 2.0, Google added the ability for app developers to hook their apps into the Android sharing and contacts system and in Android any application can become part of the sharing menu.

Voice Control: Apple is rumored to integrate voice control with iOS 5. Android is known to have an advanced voice recognition integrated when it comes to mobile phones. Google envisions a future of accurate text-to-voice translations and is already testing out that functionality in the beta version of Google Translate.

Tabbed Browsing: The new tabbed browsing option in iPad to switch between WebPages is quiet similar to the “Private Browsing” option similar to Firefox and Incognito on Chrome.

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