“Despite Google’s presence all over iOS, thus far, Apple hasn’t really made much of a mark on Android,” Michael Simon writes for Macworld. “But there are some areas that could use a little iOS ingenuity.”
“I recently took a month-long vacation from my iPhone to try out the Nexus 6P, and on iOS, the messages I sent on Android are basically in a void. It’s bad enough that everyone I contacted was forced to read my messages inside gross green bubbles, but now that I’ve switched back, those exchanges are forever locked inside my Nexus,” Simon writes. “But it wasn’t just the continuity I missed on Marshmallow—the whole messaging experience was inferior to the one on iOS. Android’s Messenger app has none of the charm of Messages, and on more than one occasion I was forced to reboot my phone in order for incoming pictures to load. And a couple times texts simply refused to send.”
Simon writes, “With an Android version of Messages, Apple could create an network overnight that rivals WhatsApp and establish a colony in enemy territory, all while showing Android users just how much better texting can be.”
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MacDailyNews Take: There’s nothing more annoying on the messaging front than trying to deal with some random doofus on Android. It’s just so much better with iPhone/iPad/Mac!