How and why Google services are different on Android and iOS

With the right you will assume that Google apps work best of Android. Because Google makes the operating system and have an army of its own applications, it is useful these applications to run noticeably better on Android, rather than iOS, is not it ...? Only that, Google makes money through the services they offer, not from the sale of Android-based devices. While giants to invest permanently in many different sectors, their main source of income remains advertising. In particular advertising platform AdMob, which is much more developed for Android devices. It is obvious that the company welcomes everyone joining the army of green robots, as it will download and pay for apps in the Google Play Store, will use various services and generally digs the Android ecosystem. Therefore deliberately placed several obstacles in using Gmail, Chrome, Drive and other services on the iPhone. In fact, in so many ways Google apps are better on Android, compared to iOS, namely that these differences are dedicated following lines.

The more powerful Gmail (and Inbox) 

Although Inbox, the new alternative to Google for Gmail, is relatively identical on both platforms, we find at least a few irritating differences. For example, "open from" method (Attachment) Android's open file system on the device as well as any other Android application. On iOS, however, the only option to attach a file comes with the opening of a photo gallery. So developers should make applications to share other content, save images. In addition, e-mail applications on iOS does not serve quite as essential for this purpose as email links from the browser always pass through the Mail application to Apple. Gmail offers more possibilities as regards uploaded as it can be used Drive, photos, and ... the possibility of drawing with your finger. Developers can make applications that complement the above with other cloud services, but Android's many options are there by default. All they have to do the user to install his favorite service of the device and it will automatically appear as a menu item with Gmail.

Google Maps

Considering how important is Google Maps for the company, it is not surprising to see most similarities on this front. But again there are at least a few differences worth mentioning. First, Your Timeline option that shows detailed history of all travel is not as informative and remembering of iOS. Furthermore, Android Google maps can be customized using the My Map. Another useful option is the ability to give a proper name of a place that only you can see in the Maps application, whether on a mobile device or desktop. Last but not least, voice navigation is noticeably more adequate to Android. And let us remember that the voice assistant on Android works with Google Maps, Siri but works exclusively with Apple Maps.

Play Music

The main advantage you get with Play Music on Android is deeper integration with the operating system. For example, there are useful Google Now voice command that allows to speaking the name of a particular musician or group to launch random piece or simply walking music "OK Google, Play Music." On Android application is possible to use the equalizer to adjust the sound according to personal preference. This is particularly useful when connecting the device to the speakers. On iOS, Play Music is just one of the many streaming services.Therefore, something quite useful, as demand songs using Spotlight or setting the default application remains trademark for their applications to Apple.

Chrome on iOS is fake Chrome  

That may sound like hyperbole, but it is not. Chrome on iOS it looks like exactly what you know of Andorid, but under the hood is a completely different story. The reason for this is that Apple restrict developers methodology to build web browser. They are allowed only to use the rendering engine of Apple WebKit. The thing is though, that Google have their own engine in the face of Blink, which feeds Chrome like on Android, and desktop PC-th. In iOS 8, Apple allowed developers to use WKWebKit, which uses the same JavaScript engine as Safari. But Chrome still uses the older generation UIWebView. According to Google, "significant technical limitations" browser locked to the old rendering engine. With all this in mind, it is no wonder that the differences between Chrome on iOS and Chrome on Android are significant. Flags (go to chrome: // flags) allow for the use of experimental tools, such as displaying content in detention on a link or generate secure passwords. Of course, it is possible to place links to websites on the Home screen. On iOS this happens only through Safari. Something else that Incognito mode on iOS puts an asterisk. And according to Google, WebView-it on Apple does not allow the browser to clear HTML5 from local storage. Thus it appears that although the story is not shared by ordinary Chrome tabs unknown quantity offline content can remain reserved on the iPhone.

Google Search - pale copy

On iOS Google have used quite a few Android-like tools in the Google Search app. You can even use Google Now voice search, but this need to download, open and use the application. While Android, Google have the ability and control to power the entire operating system, resulting in intuitive and full-blooded integration of Google Search. Consequently, touching the search bar or uttering "OK, Google", open many doors, including voice commands. Some of them work on the iPhone, but can not control the device.
If you search by voice to email or contacts, you should use Siri.Android allows the use of the Hound or Cortana as search engines by default, but on iOS version is single - Siri.