It is a common trend to see on tech websites how data hungry the android OS is. How it magically makes your data disappear without any help from the phone owner. while this line of thought might not be far-fetched but i believe that these claims are greatly exaggerated.
Previously, say until a month ago or more, I was stuck in the Symbian world. Before you go on talking about how data-friendly the Symbian OS is, just hold on a bit, am an internet freak more suitably a download freak and the data allowance by the telecoms coy have never been enough for me. Whether it is 10mb, 100mb, 250mb, 1gb or 3gb, I always find a way to exhaust it before the 30 day period is even close.
Jumping back to the Android OS which I have been experimenting on for the past month, thanks to the data monitor apps on ICS and my data manager app, I have been able to spot the data guzzler – ME. Out of the 1024MB airtel was kind enough to give, I had used over 422MB in downloading apps which I have long since removed.Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging apps have gulped barely 60MB. Android OS services have gulped 79MB. This should include synced messages, push notifications, in-app ads, map data, location checking, text to speech etc.
My point is that basically, we are the ones that use up the data doing one thing or the other. The more we want to browse the internet, watch videos, stream music, use Facebook and Twitter, then the more we should be willing to fork out the cash to pay for our addiction.