5 new Android and Pixel features that Google has copied from Apple

Last Wednesday at its annual I/O conference, Google unveiled several new products, features, and services that are coming in the coming months. we saw a new tabletsa watch and a Pixel phone, a new cheap Pixel 6a, the first public beta of Android 13 and interesting updates to the browser, the artificial intelligence used and some applications.

But who Macworld, we couldn’t help but notice the familiarity of many of the advertised products. There are many features announced in the I/O that seem to have been ripped directly from the Apple manual.

We rounded up 5 features coming soon to Google and Android devices that Apple users have been enjoying for years.


One of the main announcements of software of the I/O was the conversion of Google Pay into Google Wallet. It is true that Google Wallet already existed when Apple Card arrived, but the latest version is clearly inspired by the iPhone app.

Launching soon, the new Google Wallet brings your entire digital life together, storing digital IDs, boarding passes, concert tickets, vaccination certificates, loyalty cards, car keys, and of course credit cards. of credit.

From my own experience, Android users will love it.

App improvements and tablet multitasking

To put it mildly, the tablets Google don’t exactly play in the same league as the iPad. With Android 13, Google wants to change this and it will do so by stealing from tablets Apple part of the impressive experience they offer.

Among the new features coming to tablets Android, we find an easy multitasking that will allow you to use more than one app at the same time, as well as new interfaces “to make the most of the extra space, including YouTube Music, Google Maps, Messages and more”

We are not sure that this is going to take its toll on the domain that the tablets of Apple in the current industry, but hey, better late than never.

Universal copy and paste function

Apple users have long had the ability to copy something to their iPhone and paste it to their Mac thanks to the power of Handoff and iCloud. Now, Google is going to bring the same functionality to phones and tablets Android.

According to Google, “Soon you’ll be able to copy a URL or image from your phone and paste it into your tablets“. The system (as you can see below) doesn’t seem as precise as Apple’s Universal Clipboard, which works flawlessly, but hey, you start with something.

Google copies Apple

Pixel Buds Pro

In its key note of the I/O, Google also presented several products of hardwareincluding the cheap new Pixel 6a, but the most intriguing are the new Pixel Buds Pro.

No one would mistake the Pixel Buds A wireless earphones for AirPods, but the Pixel Buds Pro have a very similar set of features to the AirPods Pro.

You’ve got noise cancellation, transparency mode, spatial audio, and “Find My” tracking, and a design that looks too much like what rumors suggest the AirPods Pro 2 will have.

Call them rivals if you like, but we’ll call them a copy.


Google took a while to announce its first wearablesbut finally confirmed the existence of the Pixel Watch during Google I/O.

As with other Android Wear watches, it has a circular design with a fairly sizable bezel and a new “touch” crown that appears to be Google’s version of the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown.

We don’t know if it will go as fast as Apple’s or if it will have a built-in ECG sensor, but the concept and appearance of the Pixel Watch’s rotary button are practically identical.

Original article published on Macworld.