Android 13 must get some features from Apple in order to be featured in Google IO 2022

As we approach Google IO 2022, the public beta of Android 13 has been released, with references to Google’s own acquisition on Handoff, a feature we initially saw on Apple smartphones. Handoff allows you to continue using the same application when switching between Apple devices. As long as you log in with the same Apple ID account, this could be Safari, music player, or a podcast. However, Progress allows you to continue using a service on another Apple device, such as taking a photo and viewing it on your Mac.

While Google allows you to sync your bookmarks and purchases when logging in to Android or ChromeOS, the same cannot be said when browsing a webpage, or midway through listening to Spice Girls music or watching Batman again. Suggestions are coming to a method called Tap to Transfer in Android 13 of the public beta, but no certification from Google yet. With that in mind, this is why Handoff should be one of the top features in Android 13, with room to expand to other Google devices.

I have been an Apple user ever since I bought a third-generation iPod back in 2004. I switched my PC for one of the first Intel iMac models, and I signed the first iPhone 2007. Throughout this, I have always appreciated . features where I can manage my content across devices, without having to do the old way of emailing myself. With Advanced and Hands Off, these features allow me to transfer my work stream from my iPhone 13 Pro, to my 14-inch MacBook Pro without incident. But there are users who only have Google devices – maybe that includes a Pixelbook and a Pixel 6, or a Google Nest and a Fitbit. But managing and transferring your data and content between current devices is not as easy as Apple’s way, and in 2022 that is not good.

As more products appear (and more seem to be on the way, including the so-called Pixel Watch) seeing more integration between devices will be more important than ever. Giving more control over your content on the devices you own will be an attraction to many, and Android 13 seems to be the first sign that Google has realized this. It is questionable now whether the same feature will not only appear on the rest of your product line, but whether the feature is better than what Apple brought up a few years ago.

Daryl had been independent for 3 years before joining TechRadar, now reporting on everything related to software. In his spare time he has written a book, ‘Making Tomb Raider’, alongside podcasts and always seeing old and new games on his PC and MacBook Pro. If you have a story about an updated application or one that you are about to launch, leave a line for it

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