Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! to ANDROID OS and all current users and fans. As for those who are still waiting to accept that Android is the best OS, we’ll be ready to accept you as a fan once you decide. In a couple of “posts” from this, I will be reviewing some mobile phones and Tablets that run the Android OS.
Meanwhile, let me share a few reason why I doff my cap for the Great Android OS. I recently told my friends that “I can’t buy any smartphone if it doesn’t run on Android”. Find out why below:
- It’s OpenSource: Android being opensource means that anyone (manufacturers or even you) who wants to use Android (for product development) doesn’t need any to pay for the usually expensive license fee from Google to further develop and customize it for his own use. The advantage of this is that the improvement and development of Android is open to “all”. Meanwhile, I am an Opensource person, anyway.
- Android gives room for choice: Unlike our friends who use Blackberry, iTouch and many others. All these are strictly tied to the their makers (e.g. iOs runs on Apple products only, bbOS runs on RIM products only and many others. On the other hand, there are many phone manufacturers that power their smartphone and tablets with Android e.g. Samsung, Motorola, Sony, Huaiwei even Chinese phone makers (Chinko) – Expect an article on this soon. The advantage of this is that it gives room for Choice. Take for instance, I may not like phones made by a particular manufacturer due to some technical lapses on their part. I can easily switch to a better manufacturer and still enjoy my Great Android features as long as the new manufacturer has an android powered phone. (e.g. Mr. S dislike maker Y because their batteries do no last lnog…he then switches to maker Z and continues enjoying his android OS).
- Great App Market: Due to the opensource status of Android, many developers are being encouraged to develop their apps and upload on the Android Market. This in turns mean more apps for users. As at April, 2011 there were there were 206,143 android apps with over 3Billion Downloads. The statistics have changed since then, though.
- It enjoys great Support from the Great Google.