iOS 16 is a huge update for iPhones. Here are some of the features coming to the iPhone, and also available on Android.
Seems to have taken some notes from Android when developing iOS 16, taking inspiration from some features that were already present in Google’s operating system. Even so, those from Cupertino have also implemented other functions that, although they do not have to be inspired by the Google operating system, will also come to Android devices.
After reviewing the functions of iOS 16 that were already available on Android, we now wanted to take a look at the rest of the features of the new version of the iPhone operating system and see how the paths of both platforms have come together to reach implement very similar features. The lock screen evolves in iOS 16.
Support for Matter
iOS 16 includes support for the Matter standard which ensures interoperability between smart home devices from different manufacturers. In this way, iOS users will be able to control all their compatible devices with Matter from one place, without having to worry about compatibility problems. On Android, the arrival of Matter in Google Home was announced more than a year ago, and Android 13 will be the version of the system that introduces native support for the standard.
goodbye to passwords
Apple, like Google, is also rowing toward its goal of ending passwords once and for all and avoiding possible theft of accounts or sensitive data. With iOS 16, the access keys more secure alternative to passwords, which work like phrases saved on the device and are never stored on a web server.
These use Face ID or Touch ID for biometric verification and are synced between Apple devices through iCloud Keychain. For some time now, Google has also had between your plans to do away with passwords in a similar way: Just a few weeks ago, the company announced the implementation of support for the FIDO standards of passwordless login in Chrome, ChromeOS, and Android, so that it will only be necessary to unlock the mobile to authenticate on a website or an app. The method used by Apple also complies with the FIDO standard, so the implementation of both companies seems to follow the same rules.
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