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Every year, Apple is renewing its operating system and a new iPhone is added to the portfolio. This fall will be launched iOS 10 and iPhone 7, but until then, Apple will bring betas to the upcoming operating system. Google will do the same for the Android Nougat, which will come pre-installed on the two HTC Nexus devices. In this article we’ll put iOS 10 and Android 7 Nougat side by side and see the differences between them.

Interface



Apple has introduced 3D Touch technology on the iPhone 6S and it took its implementation much further in iOS 10. So, when pressing on app icons, you will gain access to core functions without opening those applications. 3D Touch has expanded everywhere, so when using it in Control Center, you’ll have the ability to set a specific timer or to change the intensity of the torch beam. Widgets are accessible on the lock screen, by swiping to the left, and when lifting up the phone from a flat surface, you will need to press the home button because the Touch ID system was taking iPhone 6s users to the lock screen notifications.

Android Nougat will allow users to run two applications in split screen through the Recent menu, a feature that’s available on iPads, but which won’t be introduced in iOS 10. Google has copied many of Apple’s features, such as accessing icon shortcuts by pressing the icon.

Notifications

With the help of 3D Touch, you will easily expand notifications and start conversations in iMessage. The Today view is gone, or more exactly, it was moved to the left of the lock screen and home screen, as the notification has become a stand-alone menu.

In Nougat, Google has changed the font and the notification menu provides more information as standard. Users have quicker access to their favorite settings toggles, and they no longer perform the double-swipe action as in Marshmallow. Users can also stack notifications and they are bundled together, but that’s novelty for Apple’s iOS.

Messaging

iMessage will be enhanced to stack up against rival messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Snapchat. Users will see changes to animations, emoji and they will add handwritten messages.

On the other hand, Google will introduce a new messaging application called Allo, which will incorporate search and machine learning technology.

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