The 5 new Google I / O features are borrowed from Apple

It’s a bit of a game with every major announcement: Identify loans here and there. During Google I / O, we did not have to look far for inspiration from Google.

Last week, Google I / O 2022 took place, the big annual conference dedicated to developers. The announcements were much more than expected because it was not just about Android 13. Among the news, makofiles will not have failed to make some remarks about the inspiration from Google.

Google Wallet

The first gross loan, it’s Google Wallet. After Android Pay, then Google Pay, Google renamed its NFC service to Google Wallet. The inspiration is not only the name Apple Wallet (Apple Cards in French), but also the new features.

The 5 new Google I / O features are borrowed from Apple

Google wants to add other elements, such as hotel room keys, company badges, but also identity documents and driving licenses in certain countries.

New interfaces for tablets

For the fifteenth time, Google is trying to break into the tablet world. You may remember Honeycomb. It was a version of Android specifically designed for tablets … you could say that Google’s attempt failed because Apple took a big step forward with iPadOS.

The 5 new Google I / O features are borrowed from Apple

With Android 13, Google seeks to change things by drawing inspiration from the iPad experience. Among the new features in Android tablets is easy multitasking that lets you use apps side by side and new take full advantage of the extra space, including YouTube Music, Google Maps, Messages and more“We do not know if this will really hurt Apple’s tablet dominance, but hey, better late than never. In addition, Google took the opportunity to tease its future tablet Pixel Tablet.

Copy and paste between Android devices

If you have a Mac, iPhone and iPad, it has been possible to copy-paste things for a long time (Universal copy and paste) easily between devices. Google has finally announced a similar feature, again, better late than never.

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The magic crown

Google has formalized its future smartwatch: the Pixel Watch. In terms of launch, this connected watch will be available at the same time as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for the fall.

The 5 new Google I / O features are borrowed from Apple

In terms of design, we therefore find this screen both round and curved, as the sounds of the hallway had already indicated. It all ends with a crown. This crown will undoubtedly remind you of that of the Apple Watch … of course.

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


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

The 5 new Google I / O features are borrowed from Apple

We minimize your data footprintsaid Vice President Jen Fitzpatrick in his description of the philosophy “Protected data processingfrom Google: “If the data does not exist, it can not be hacked.“Android 13 will bring comprehensive control over app access to your files on a phone.

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

In short, here we showed you a visible face of Google, nonetheless, the two hours and thirty minutes of the opening keynote were rich in news. Google is at the forefront of many areas, including artificial intelligence. E.g The keynote ended with a concept clip showing how Google works with real-time machine translation. With augmented reality interfaces, Google wants to overcome language barriers with new AR glasses. Yes, it looks like the Google Glass dream is alive – and it still looks good in a demo video.

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