Thank you so much, Google, for giving us the iPhone 11’s most incredible new feature

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Hardcore Android fans will deny it until they’re blue in the face for some reason, but Android exists as it does today because of Apple. It’s true — after acquiring Android, Google was building out the mobile operating system as a terrible copy of BlackBerry’s mobile OS. Don’t believe me? Watch this video of Sergey Brin introducing Android to the world for the first time back in 2007. It was absolutely terrible and had it continued along that path, it would have been bulldozed along with Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and all the other mobile platforms that failed to pivot after the iPhone was released. But the higher-ups at Google weren’t as shortsighted as those at companies like Nokia, Microsoft, and RIM, which used to be the name of the company behind BlackBerry phones. Google saw that the iPhone was simple, powerful, and far more intuitive than anything else that was available at the time. So the company went back to the drawing board and retooled Android so that it would be much more like iOS, or “iPhone OS,” as it was called back then. The rest, as they say, is history.

Android and the companies that make Android phones have a long history of copying just about every major move that Apple makes with the iPhone. Samsung is obviously the most notorious Apple copycat out there, but other companies including Google have also regularly taken pages out of Apple’s playbook over the years on the software side of things as well as on the hardware side. Remember the first-generation Pixel phones? They were literally just clones of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with a little glass panel slapped on the back. So why doesn’t Apple sue all of these companies into oblivion? Simple: this isn’t a one-way street. Apple takes features from Android and from Android phones all the time, and its iPhone lineup has continuously improved over the years as a result. At no point has that been more apparent than it is in 2019 though, because we have none other than Google to thank for the most incredible new feature on Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphones.

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