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Android Lollipop VS iOS 8.1: notification panel, quick controls and multitasking

Android Lollipop VS iOS 8.1: notification panel, quick controls and multitasking

Android Lollipop VS iOS 8.1. A few days ago we began to see the differences between these two important operating systems that increase the usability of our devices by working both on the graphic quality of the screens, as well as on better management of space and the positioning of folders, applications and widgets. interior of the various spaces.

Our challenge today Android Lollipop VS iOS 8.1 continues by analyzing the use capacity of these two operating systems with respect to the characteristics of the devices in which they are contained. The models on which this analysis is based are the new iPhone 6 and the Nexus, for the Android many features will also be found in the models of the partner companies but we must always take into account the technical capabilities of each individual smartphone or tablet and the customizations that come inserted.

Notification panel, quick controls and multitasking in the Android Lollipop VS iOS 8.1 challenge

Let’s analyze the notification panel, quick controls and multitasking quality of the Android Lollipop and iOS 8.1 operating systems. Starting from Android, the notification panel has been revised, notifications deemed important according to a criterion or choice of the user or of greater readings and recorded interactions are pushed towards the top of the list, the minor notifications instead towards the bottom. Notifications relating to app installations and updates, even of low priority, are outlined and detailed.

L’Apple’s approach to notifications is a bit different, in iOS 8 the system seems less effective. The notifications are signaled with the icons of the individual applications, it makes you understand that there are news but you cannot read them immediately so to understand what it is you have to open the specific screen. A disadvantage compared to Android Lollipop. Also, pulling down the panel from the top brings up the Today tab which lists all enabled widgets, the daily schedule open and used the most, notes, weather forecasts and other useful information. Notifications are in their own separate tab grouped by application. When special update notifications appear, therefore with a Pop-up-like system both operating environments offer flexible and rapid response capabilities. For example, you can send them in the memo or open in quick reply mode. In Android 5.0, the two choice commands “answer” or “ignore” are reported. In Android 5.0 in addition we find quick controls redesigned inside the drop-down panel, a highly functional menu with toggle buttons that also include a luminous cursor on the display and finally a quick connection to the flashlight and a lever that blocks the orientation of the screen.

The Control Center of iOS it hasn’t undergone many changes compared to the previous mobile versions, it is always accessible from any screen, it allows us to easily set the screen brightness, activate the Wifi mode, control music playback. When browsing the web, it can happen that you accidentally open the iOS Control Center page.

Source: Phone Arena