Android Version vs iOS Version? Why is the android always neglected?

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I have been using lightroom for almost a decade now. The introduction of lightroom mobile helped me a lot, editing on the go, taking pictures with my iphone. The most convinient function for me was when I send a collection to clients, they add a heart/comment to the images they want me to edit, and then I was able to see on the phone which photos they commented, i could comment back, etc. Then I switched to android and surprise, the android version does not support this. Also the 2013 iphone 5s was handling editing the smart previews from the collection faster than the 2017 samsung galaxy note 8 with 4 times the cores and more speed. Also Gestures are not supported, because gestures with 2 fingers on 4 inches is fine, but gestures on 6.3 is not?! The pen integration is also frustrating. I got this exact model, as it has pressure sensitive pen build in, I thought, I would be able to use it for editing pictures, but no, it's not optimized for lightroom, is samsung or android to blame, also lightroom doesn't have access to the 2nd camera, the 50mm one. I could go on with other stuff I don't like on android, but, that's for now. 
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Hi Kristian. Features do bounce back and forth between the different teams, with each taking the lead at different times in different areas. For example, the new Best Photos tech preview is soon to be available on Android but not on iOS, and so are the manual lens corrections. But the new Organize user interface is being tested on iOS before porting to Android. It's swings and roundabouts.

The engineers are able to take advantage of some extra hardware facilities on iOS, simply because the Apple hardware is very limited, whereas there's a large number of different manufacturers for Android, which makes hardware support for pens and second cameras much more complex.

Which gestures aren't working for you?
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Thanks for the reply! My post might have sounded rude, I want to apologise. I use lightroom every day and I love this app, there is simply no alternative. 
Regarding the gestures, they are simply missing on samsung galaxy note 8, 2 finger tap that can show you different things, such as histogram or info. This is to be found on ios. 
I would like to see the comments section in lightroom on android. Being able to communicate with the clients through the app is saving me so much time and it's so much easier. But sometimes I wish I could do that on my phone as well (as I have done it on ios before). 

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No apology needed, it's frustrating when you switch and things don't work the same, especially when we're used to Lightroom being identical between Windows and Mac.

> 2 finger tap that can show you different things, such as histogram or info
Ah yes, that's a menu command in Detail view on Android, but badges aren't available in Grid view. I'm busy compiling a list of all these little differences to pass back to Adobe, as a lot of these tiny ones have come to light while I've been writing my CC book. Feel free to list any more you find and I'll add them to the list.

Social Activity would be a great addition to Android. I can't find a feature request for that, so can I get you to create one so others can vote too?
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How can I create a feature reques, I would be glad to do it. :) 
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Same as you did with this thread, but make it an "idea".
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Hia