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Latest iOS 14 features first appeared on Android

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The new features that will come to iOS 14 and that Apple announced in the inaugural keynote of WWDC 2020 have one thing in common: all of them have been available on Android for some time.

Among the novelties of the iPhone operating system we find an updated gallery of apps, the possibility of customizing widgets on the Start screen and new accessibility features such as translation software and an update to Apple Maps.

The most outstanding feature of the conference was surely the App Library, which automatically organizes your apps into groups and lists. In addition, it allows you to select those applications that you do not want to appear on your main Home screen.

Inevitably, this reminds us of the Android App Drawer, although there are reports that the App Library would use a smarter grouping system. We cannot assure you before trying it, but it is true that Apple has taken a long time to introduce this functionality.

On the other hand, the new widgets offer a new design to the iPhones’ Home screen, which reminds us a little of the one offered by Windows mobiles. Again, the possibility of having a widget for the weather, calendar or email seems to have been present in Android for an eternity and it was time for Apple to catch up.

Another copy of Android is the new feature of picture-in-picture video , which will allow you to watch trailers, direct or any other video in a floating window while chatting with your friends or using another app. This is not available on all Android phones, but was introduced with Android 8.0.

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