For those who’ve ever puzzled what an Android-powered iPhone would possibly seem like, you might want to take Samsung’s newly up to date Strive Galaxy net app for a spin.
Accessible via the Safari web browser (opens in new tab), Strive Galaxy is designed to permit customers of non-Galaxy smartphones to check drive new options from One UI 5.1 and the not too long ago launched Galaxy S23 sequence.
The online app – which may be saved to your iPhone residence display as if it had been a traditional App Retailer app – truly went reside on the finish of final yr, however Samsung not too long ago up to date the expertise to incorporate demos of Galaxy S23 and One UI 5.1-specific options like Nightography, Photograph Remaster and customizable residence screens.
These new options be part of present tutorials of Samsung Well being, Samsung Youngsters, Good Change, Messages, object erasing and extra.
Suffice to say, seeing the interface utilized by a few of the finest Samsung telephones play out on among the finest iPhones is a weird expertise. I performed round with Strive Galaxy on my iPhone 14 – flicking via settings and customizing wallpapers as if it had been a Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely – and all of it felt very… unusual.
After all, you’ll be able to’t truly use options like Nightography and Photograph Remaster on an iPhone, however that’s to not say Strive Galaxy is a pointless train.
A Galaxy far-off
Regardless of being fairly laggy, the app actually does present an insightful whistle-stop tour of the headline options provided by One UI 5.1 and Samsung’s newest and biggest handsets.
I, for one, received’t be ending my decade-long love affair with Apple any time quickly, however I wouldn’t be stunned if some extra weary-eyed iPhone customers are impressed sufficient by Strive Galaxy to, effectively, strive Galaxy.
It’s value noting that Strive Galaxy is barely accessible through the Safari browser on iPhone 7 fashions or later, and anybody attempting besides up the net app on an Android telephone shall be met with the message, “you’re on an Android already.”
Strive Galaxy does, nonetheless, assist 14 totally different languages, so there’s likelihood that you simply’ll be capable of pattern the headline bells and whistles of the Galaxy ecosystem wherever you’re on this planet.
If the expertise does win you over and also you determine to change, simply keep in mind that you could be, like TechRadar’s US Telephones editor, face an iMessage battle after transferring from iPhone to Android. Thankfully, the remainder of the method of switching from iPhone to Android is not fairly as painful as that.