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3. Microsoft Office 365 support
While it's pretty obvious why Microsoft hasn't given in and offered a version of Office for the iPad, they have provided a version of Office for the iPhone that's functionally identical to that on Windows Phone. As an Office 365 user, I would like to have had that feature on Android, but it's not available (at least for now).
I miss that. Sure, there are a lot of Office clones on Android, including one that came with the phone, but it's not the same thing as running real Office Mobile for my Office 365 account on my phone.
I miss that.
Image courtesy ZDNet's Matthew Miller.
4. My Kindle app won't dim the screen as much
I know this is a nit, but since I read on my phone every night before going to bed, it's one I feel keenly. I read in the dark and the Kindle app on the iPhone would dim down to almost no light.
By contrast, even by fiddling with Android and Kindle settings, I can't get the screen to dim down enough. I suspect there's an app that would do it, but I also suspect I'd have to root my phone just to get screen dimming. I'm not about to root my phone, and so I miss the screen dimming ability of my iPhone.
Now, that's dim! Image courtesy the iPhone Kindle app.
5. Simple, easy device-wide search
Bizarre as it may seem, search is easier on the iPhone. Sure, you can tweak the Google search system to search everything on the phone, including apps themselves, but it's far from obvious. You don't turn on searching for apps in the phone settings. You don't even turn on searching for apps using the Google Settings app. You have to go into the Google app and select Settings.
Now, let me ask you this? Why couldn't the Google Settings app be the same as the Google app's Settings page? Seriously? Does it have to be this complicated?
In any case, on the iPhone, you simply go to the left of the home page and search. It all comes up automatically. I miss that.
Image courtesy a lot of digging in not-obvious places to find a settings screen not part of the Settings app.