Smart phones are the latest craze in technology. Once every year or so, a new technology comes out that everyone must have. It has been iPods and laptops in the past. Right now, everyone has to have a smart phone. Before going to get a smart phone however, there are a few things you must consider. First, realize there are many different operating systems available for smart phones. These operating systems come pre-installed into the smart phone, and are rather impossible to change, so choose wisely. Some of the most popular are: Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, and iPhone.
This article will cover the Android operating system, by Google, and why it is better than the other available choices for operating systems on your smart phone or mobile device.
Why Android? Android is the newest technology when it comes to mobile operating systems, and is the best out there at the moment. Fully supported by Google, there are hundreds of new FREE applications created for the Android operating system every day. Google is one of the biggest corporations in the world – To have your phone backed by them is amazing. I am going to give you 5 further reasons why the Android system is hardly even in competition with its weaker operating system counter-parts.
#5 – Web Browsing
It has been said that Android provides the fastest, most responsive browsers of the different mobile operating systems available. Of course, some of this will be a reliance of your service provider. Currently, only the Android system has access to the fastest mobile Internet available – 4G. Sprint is the main provider of this service, through CLEAR 4G Internet Access and the Epic 4G/Evo, there is no faster way to browse the web on an Android phone.
#4 – Applications / Market Place
There are literally millions of applications available for the Android operating system. Of course, there are apps for the other phones as well, but not nearly as many, and not by nearly as many programmers. Most of the applications for the iPhone were designed by the creators of the operating system rather than user-submitted programs. There are lots of free applications for the Android system, and of course many are released directly from Google, and these are some of the best applications for mobile devices out there.
# 3 – Free GPS
Need a GPS unit? Don’t want to buy one? No need to. If you have a newer Android phone, Google makes an application that turns your phone into a navigation machine – complete with voice navigation and turn by turn directions, global mapping, and local business look ups. Even if you need to walk somewhere, this device will pick up that you are walking and find you the fastest path available from point A to B!
#2 – Compatibility
There are many other versions of software and issues with getting hardware for users of Windows Mobile, iPhone etc. Android is very compatible and people should be experiencing less problems in this field than users of the other operating systems. Of course, all of the devices and their operating systems are rather new and will need time to fully develop.
#1 – Ease of Use
The Android system is a great way to be introduced to smart phones, since it is amongst the easiest to use. There are many different options, all of which are graphic and laid out perfectly. There is no easier way to set up a phone, and any one could manage to do it. While this is a great way to get yourself into smart phones, most users never choose anything different from the Android OS once they become familiar with it.
While there are many other reasons as to why Android beats out other operating systems, this article is geared towards those who have not used the Android system, and it is not necessary to mention the technological differences and advances that the Android has made over the other operating systems.
Change to the Android, or get your first smart phone with the Android operating system, and you will not regret it!