5 new Google I/O features borrowed from Apple

It’s a little game of every big announcement: identifying loans here and there. During Google I/O, Google no longer has to look far for inspiration.

Last week was Google I/O 2022, the major annual conference dedicated to developers. The announcements are more than expected, as it’s not just about Android 13. Amid the innovations, macophiles can’t fail to make some Google-inspired comments.

Google Wallet

The first serious loan, this is Google Wallet. After Android Pay, then Google Pay, Google changed the name of the NFC service to Google Wallet. The inspiration is not only in the name, Apple Wallet (Apple Cards in French), but also in the new functions.

5 new Google I/O features borrowed from Apple

Google wants to add other elements, such as hotel room keys, company badges, but also identity documents and driver’s licenses in some countries.

New interfaces for tablets

For the tenth time, Google is trying to enter the world of the tablet. You may or may not remember Honeycomb. This is a version of Android specially designed for tablets… you can tell that Google’s tests have failed, because Apple has taken a big step forward with iPadOS.

5 new Google I/O features borrowed from Apple

With Android 13, Google is looking to change things by taking some inspiration from the iPad experience. Among the new features on Android tablets is easy multitasking that will allow you to use apps side by side and new interfaces.to take full advantage of the extra space, including YouTube Music, Google Maps, Messages and more“. We don’t know if this will really hurt Apple’s tablet dominance, but hey, it’s better later than never. Plus, Google took the opportunity to teaser the upcoming Pixel Tablet.

Copy and paste between Android devices

If you have a Mac, iPhone, and iPad, it is possible to copy-paste things over a long period of time (Universal Copy and Paste) between devices easily. Google finally announced a similar feature, again, better later than never.

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The magic crown

Google has formalized the upcoming smartwatch: the Pixel Watch. As for its launch, this connected watch will be available at the same time on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, this fall.

5 new Google I/O features borrowed from Apple

In terms of design, so we found this screen round and curved, as already suggested by the sounds in the hallway. The whole thing is finished with a crown. This crown will no doubt remind you of the Apple Watch … of course.

Apple Watch Series 7 front view
The Apple Watch Series 7 front view // Source: Arnaud Gelineau – Frandroid


Last year at Google I/O 2021, Google showed that it was taking inspiration from Apple’s privacy features on iOS. Everything that was said this year about publicity and privacy in this year’s keynote was also in line with Apple’s talks.

5 new Google I/O features borrowed from Apple

We minimize your data footprintsaid Vice President Jen Fitzpatrick in describing the philosophy “Protected Computingfrom Google: “Without the data, it cannot be hacked.“. Android 13 will bring more control over app access to your files on one phone.

Google will also experiment with better control over apps ’abilities to track what you’re doing. Your Google account should see the arrival of a new “Ad center” that will allow you to better manage the type of advertising to which you are subject. It’s not as radical as Apple, but it’s a big step for Google.

In short, here we show you a visible face of Google, although the two hours and thirty minutes of the opening keynote are full of innovations. Google leads in many areas, including artificial intelligence. For example, the The keynote concludes with a concept clip showing how Google works with real-time machine translation. With the augmented reality interface, Google wants to break through language barriers with new AR glasses. Yes, the Google Glass dream seems to be alive – and it’s still nice to watch in a demo video.

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