We’ve all been waiting quite patiently for the iPhone 6’s launch as Apple takes its own sweet time redesigning the iOS 7. But if it really wants to ensure that its new offerings can actually take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and possibly bring it down, there are quite a lot of things that need to be worked on.
Now that the Galaxy S4 has finally hit the markets and we’ve managed to spend some time playing around with it, exploring its features, we’ve realized that it will take more than a facelift or a bigger screen for Apple to recapture the share it has lost to Samsung. Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Samsung’s added a plethora of features to ensure that it stands out among other premium Android smartphones.
In addition to its futuristic features like eye tracking and Air Gesture, the one thing that Apple really needs to get right if it has any intention of stealing Samsung’s thunder is the Swype-like keyboard, which makes typing on the Galaxy S4 so much more convenient. Through mere gliding, you can fill in your SMSs and even write notes into the device so quickly, and once you’re used to it, you hate using devices in which you have to type out each alphabet to make a word.
Add to that the way it understands your typing style and adapts itself to make the experience even better with time, and you know why we love our Galaxy S4s! And this is one major flaw in iOS and the iPhones. We’ve heard that Apple’s been trying to work out some of these issues with Swype, but we’d love it if the iOS 7 came with a Swype keyboard, or some similar technology.