iOS 16 brings the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen, the ability to edit and collaborate in Messages, new tools in Mail, and more ways to interact with photos and video with Live Text and Visual Look Up. iOS 16 is available today as a free software update.
Unlike in the Android world, every iOS user here on OSNews will most likely be able to install this latest update right away. I’m especially enamoured by the notifications popping in from the bottom instead of the top – this makes a lot more sense, and I hope Android picks it up as well.
I will take a pile of all sorts of devices at my home. To see if i can install and use iOS 16 on any of them.
Any Android user who cares about this kind of stuff owns a Google Pixel. And yet, Google’s market share as an OEM stands at a staggering… 0.6%: https://www.appbrain.com/stats/top-manufacturers
People. Don’t. Care. Even some nerds like me don’t care. I am not going to buy a Pixel just to see Google randomly move things around or change some colors. When the EU mandates security patches for existing phones, it will be time to put this crusade to rest. Smartphones, and Android smartphones in particular, have reached finality. The times we were all anxiently waiting for Gingerbread or ICS or Lollipop to hit our phone are over.
If anything, ever since my HTC U11+ stopped receiving updates, I got a slight improvement in user experience by virtue of the fact I don’t have to interrupt whatever I am doing to update it. As long as there isn’t an exploitable vulnerability, I am happy with my phone.