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The main reason why I adore the keyboard on the iPhone

One of these days poked another Android-flagship and realized that I’m unrealistic with the built-in keyboard on these devices. And on any, everywhere one can see a problem.

The text on Android can not be entered.

Absolutely all of my texts, including the simple words “Yes” and “No”, the android completely refuses to enter adequately. Literally in every second word there will be one or another misprint.

This frustration in the manufacturers of Android-devices I have not experienced. Long thought that after so many years, companies had to refine the most used function in their devices.

How is this manifested

Pick up two devices: the iPhone of ANY model and any flagship on Android. Why the flagship? Yes, because these gadgets work faster than everyone else and should understand a little better what the user is writing.

Turn on the stopwatch on both devices and write this sentence:

On the plank terrace near the hemp, the widow of the notorious scribe, the freckled Agrippina Savvichna, regaled by stealth with shellfish, vinaigrette, juniper jam and ice cream cream brulee from collegiate assessor Apollon Filippovich to the accompaniment of an accordion and cello.

This sentence simultaneously tests you for literacy and at the same time helps you to better determine the accuracy and speed of typing.

On iPhone 5s, 7 Plus and X, the dialing time was approximately the same:

• 48 seconds at 5s
• 51 seconds at 7 Plus
• 44 seconds at X

On Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8, the time it was written was very different:

• 1 minute 22 seconds on Mi Mix 2
• 1 minute 43 seconds on the Galaxy S8

At the same time, I made only one typo on iPhones, since iOS does not know the word “board” for some reason.

At the same time, very powerful and modern Android-devaysya coped with this text is much worse. Every third word was written with an error, auto-replacement either worked crookedly, or completely turned off by itself.

Hence the increased time for entering a fairly complex text. Of course, you can write it even faster if you write by ear or from your head. In this case, we are considering just reprinting the finished text.

The keyboard in Android is still inferior to the keyboard in iOS

Anyway, but the regular keyboard in Android works much worse than the similar one in iOS.

And yes, the comparison is in the classical way of text input. Of course, many owners of the “green robot” use the svaypami for typing. And sometimes it even saves.

But in the classics Android is inferior to iOS. Even now. This probably has an explanation.

One of them is the size of the keys themselves . For some reason, even on the enlarged screens, Android-manufacturers reduce the buttons, thereby reducing the accuracy of the input.

On the iPhone, there is no such problem. As the diagonal increases, the percentage of space occupied by the keyboard remains the same. Buttons proportionally increase in size, or remain unchanged.

The second explanation last year gave the creator of iOS and former vice president of Apple, Scott Forstall.

Even during the creation of the first iPhone in Cupertino concerned about the quality of text input. After all, if it were low, people would not leave the button phones, where typing a printed text is much more customary.

As a result, Forstall made every member of the development team focus only on creating keyboards. And three weeks later he was shown prototypes.

Stand out one, the one that is used to this day. The trick of this keyboard is to use artificial intelligence and machine learning .

When you press a key with a certain letter, the system automatically selects letters that are most likely to follow. They do not change in size; their area of ​​sensitivity increases, which makes the hit on them more likely.

That’s the whole secret of success.

Android is critical

Modern devices in most applications use a keyboard for various tasks, whether it’s searching the Internet, writing messages in instant messengers, entering a login / password, and so on.

I hope that Google will take this technology one day.

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