Apple is giving Android users a feeling of deja vu
Apple is giving Android users a feeling of deja vu.
I'm Dan Graziano, filling in for Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET Update.
Apple on Monday announced next version of its iOS and OS10 operating systems.
iPhone and iPad users will see improvements to Suri voice assistant and increased battery life in iOS 9. The OS 10 update for Mac users isn't considered a major update, and focuses mainly on performance and security.
Although it will add new features to the Safari web browser, the Apple mail app, and improvements to the desktop search function.
Unfortunately both the iOS and updates won't arrive until the Fall.
But there will be a public beta that allows anyone to test them out.
But you should remember that beta isn't finalized software, and may contain bugs.
The public beta will be released in July.
To sign-up, head on over to beta.apple.com.
Some Android uses may be having of deja vu when it comes to iOS9.
Many of the new features that Apple announced have actually been on Android for quite some time.
In iOS 9, Siri will be able to remind you to leave for upcoming calendar events.
That's because this is what Google already attempts to do with its Google Now Voice Assistant.
One of the other big features is the addition of transit directions to Apple Maps, but this too has been on android and even iOS Through the Google Maps app.
In fact, Google announced transit directions in Google Maps for Android way back in 2011.
Staying on topic with Android, Samsung has announced the new, rugged version of its popular Galaxy S6 smartphone.
It will be released exclusively on AT&T on Friday, June 12th.
The device is nearly identical to the original Galaxy S6.
It has the same 5.1 inch quad HD display, the same 16 megapixel rear camera, but there is one key difference.
The device can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, and will even survive a drop from up to four feet.
In other news, Showtime is following the foot steps of HBO, and will be offering a standalone streaming service designed for cable cord cutters.
Showtime announced that it's new service will roll out in July online and to users of Roku TV and other Roku streaming devices, as well as Sony's cloud-based PlayStation Vue TV service.
The app will deliver a live broadcast and offer unlimited on demand access to every season of all Showtime's original shows along with access to a variety of movies Documentaries and sports programs.
The service will cost $11 a month.
Which is $4 less than HBO's competing service.
And will launch prior to the season premiere of Ray Donovan on July 12th.
That's your tech news update.
You can find out more on the stories we talked about over at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Dan Graziano.
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