Six years after the first iPhone launched, Apple has finally made some major changes to the look and feel of its mobile operating system. Most of these improvements — including the new Notification Center, quick multitasking and Wi-Fi direct transfers — have been available on Android devices for years. So, if you wanted to transfer files quickly between phones, you could have done that just by tapping them together as long ago as 2011 . If you wanted to move quickly and easily between open apps, Android has provided a really great task-switching menu since version 4.0.
Perhaps sometime in 2014, Apple will get around to providing support for common Android features from 2012, such as NFC, floating windows and custom keyboards. Fortunately, there’s no need to wait for Tim Cook and crew to play catch-up. Here are 10 ways Android beats iOS 7 today.
By default, both iOS 7 and Android 4.2 show only one app on the screen at a time, and with Apple's operating system, that's all you'll get. However, Android allows developers to either create floating apps, which appear in their own windows on top of the primary app, or to split the screen between two different apps.
These multiwindow and floating modes are so popular that Samsung, LG and Acer have built them directly into their versions of Android. There are also over 20 floating apps that anyone can download from the Google Play store.