Google post shows how you can turn the new iPhone 13 series into a virtual Pixel phone
Google’s big Android 12 and Pixel 6 launch event is still a few weeks away where it will showcase the best software and hardware combination that it can muster to take on Apple. This month has of course been all about Apple’s launch of the iPhone 13 range and the latest iteration of its operating system, now at iOS 15. Google, however, has just posted a blog reminding iPhone users that they still enjoy a Google-centric experience on the iPhone.
While there are a handful of Apple apps and widgets that you can use on Android, Google has ported most of its extensive mobile app catalog over to the iPhone. So much so, as the images accompanying the article show, the iPhone can be turned into a virtual Pixel phone with a Google-centric experience thrust forward. With widgets having long been part of the Android experience, Google’s widgets are also among the best currently on iOS 14 and iOS 15.
The question one might then ask is why would you turn your iPhone into an Android-like, Google-first experience? For potential switchers looking to move from Android to the iPhone, this could be one way of helping to smooth over the transition -- Google still makes plenty of money from its services on iOS. There might be some others who are given an iPhone as part of their job, but they prefer Google’s apps and services. Either way, it’s certainly an interesting demonstration that also suggests the iPhone might be a more open platform than it might otherwise seem.