If anyone looked online at all yesterday, or even the day before, it would not be a surprise that shopping is the main focus around this time. According to IBM, while iOS is outnumbered in the U.S., Apple’s mobile OS is still the leader when it comes to buying things online.
Apple is a lovable beast, and a brilliant hype machine. As such, it can be easy to see new features in iOS only as miraculous pearls of innovation. But in the broad light of day, and the broader light of the technology world, Apple is no longer the unrivalled talismanic leader. In case you needed proof — remember when Notification Center was added with iOS 7? You know the custom keyboard and social extensions that have arrived with iOS 8? They were all preceded by direct equivalents on Android.
Following several months of beta testing over the summer, Google on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new software version will make its debut on the just-announced Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player streaming device, with wider availability in the coming weeks.
The performance benchmark results published by AnandTech yesterday revealed that Apple’s newest flagship handsets once again perform quite well across the board.