Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Android Phones

Android is operating system based on Linux. It is basically designed for  touch screen mobiles devices such as smartphones and tablet PC’s. This OS has been developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance.  Actually first of all this OS was developed by Android Inc, which was later purchased by Google in 2005.

There have been a few versions on this OS which have come in the market and are better than the previous one. The first of these versions was Android 1.0 and the latest being Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”. Android OS system has become quite popular of late, now a days many people have already switched to android based phones or are thinking to go for the change. There are various reasons which prompted many gadget lover to switch to this technology. Obviously its features are the factor but apart from that there are some more factors which is making this change over. Here i am with the list of top 10 of those factors or reasons which are responsible for this.



10. The Cloud factor:

The cloud service provided by Google for android is known as Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM). This helps the developers to send data from server to their application on Android devices. This service provides a simple, lightweight mechanism that servers can use to tell mobile application to contact the server directly and fetch updated application or user data. Actually this service handles all most all aspects of queueing of messages and its delivery to the target application which is running on the target device. This helps the applications automatic update even if it is not running on the target machine.


09.  User Interface:

This is one feature which prompts the mobile users to switch to Android phones. Interface in android phones is quite smooth and is quite fast  using touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects.


08. Multitasking:

One feature which is quite interesting in android based phones is Multitasking. One can open multiple application at a time and enjoy those simultaneously. In starting these features were not very good and were a bit slow but with the release of Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” these features have been improved a lot. When user holds the home screen a list of recently opened apps comes and the user can resume any one of them quite easily.


07. Endless Customization:

This is also a very good feature of android. User have the option to customize the screen and menu according to their choice. There are endless customization option for user and user can also design according to their need and style. One can download different themes and can even customize them.


06. Low cost options:

The best thing which i like about android based phones is the price range in which they available. The android phones are available in a wide range of price stating from even 4000 to 5000.


05.  Voice control or speech recognition:

Android OS is integrated with voice and speech recognition. Users have the option to speak a word or phrase instead to typing it. Voice can be used to to search any name from the contact list or it can even be used to enter any text using voice to make any type of search on internet or in the phone it self. As user don’t have to type but just speak the word, so it is quite fast and efficient.


04.  Open OS:

The android OS is a open source and can be downloaded free of cost. This automatically reduces the over all price for the system. Android OS is based on Linux kernel which is itself a open source. This features of Android OS attracts mobile manufactures toward it and the mobile manufactures are also happy to use this OS in their phones as it helps to reduces the overall price of the phone.


03.  The total Google Integration:

Android is product from Google. So all the features of Google are inbuilt in the OS it self . Some of those features are like gmail, Google drive etc are all ready present in the OS and users need not download these. Even the Google search engine is inbuilt and users need not open any search engine and they can directly write the phrase or word they want to search.


02.  Notifications:

Google has always been inherently better than all other in the market when it comes to Notifications, and it keeps on improving with ever version of the OS. One can perform  actions straight from the drop-down notifications menu. So, if you have a  missed call, you can text or call back that contact directly from the notification widget. This also takes place in case of the social media interaction.  These features looks quite interesting and are easy to use and users gets quite familiar to these in very less time.


01.  The best App. Store in market:

The best of all the features which attracts people towards a android based mobile is the app store that is available for the android. There are hundreds of apps both paid and unpaid available in the market and user can download these and enjoy. The apps range from small racing games to big mission games, social networking apps to maps. So users have a pool of great app in front of them and they can choose the one according to their need and interest.  Users with a bit of coding knowledge can even design  their app and can even publish it for others. The application can be downloaded from Google play store, which is the official site for the android applications.


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