Android Phones

The Android phone was developed by Google in 2008.  Since their debut into the market, Android phones have dominated the consumer market.  Currently, they have a whopping 88 percent of the consumer market share compared to its competitors.  The main reason behind their success is they offer a reasonably priced  phone that is available with various mobile phone carriers and manufacturers.

The Samsung Galaxy is the top seller for Android phones.  The phone is inexpensive and it simple to use.  In addition, it is more durable than other Android phones.

Advantages of Android Phones

  • Multitasking – Android phones are able to run many applications simultaneously, enabling the user the ability to browse applications while listening to your music or even talking on the phone.
  • Easy access to thousands of applications – Android phones offer thousands of applications and games.
  • Phone options are diverse – Numerous manufacturers can carriers offer Android mobile phones. Available brands include LG, Motorola, HTC, and Samsung.
  • Can install Expandable memory – The majority of Android phones offer expandable memory.  This means you can open the back cover or a slot on the side of the phone and put in a micro SD card which adds memory to your phone.
  • Widgets – A widget is an element of a smartphone home screen that offers a quick preview of an installed app contents.  They can also act as a shortcut to an app to a phone setting.
  • Customization – Android gives the user the ability to customize apps, shortcuts, and icons to your liking.
  • Universal Chargers – Android phones come with a micro USB charger which means you can use any micro USB from any device to charge your phone.

Disadvantages of Android Phones

  • Continuous Internet Connection – Most Android phones require a simultaneous Internet connection.
  • Advertising – Being an open source system, Android gets its income from advertising which can become annoying sometimes.
  • Performance – While Android is a stable system, some phones become slow after installing many apps.
  • Vulnerability – Android phones run on an open source operating system which exposes them to getting infected by viruses. There is a cornucopia of apps in the Android market which are not tested properly, making them malicious and dangerous.
  • Phone Updates – Getting updates on the Android operating system can be delayed by Google causing some phones running on an older version of the operating system which causes slow performance.

In conclusion, if you like flexibility with your phone and like to customize, then an Android phone is your best option.  Android offers many features at an affordable price.

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