January 27, 2012

What I Like About Android

To be honest. I am not much of an Apple fanboy. Ever since the Android platform came out, I was totally marvelled by its design and features. Also the amount of many different devices that contain this sweet platform never ceases to amaze me. I've nearly had my Motorola Milestone 2 for a year now. I am still loving this little brick!

And so...I will list my favourite thing about Android for everyone to enjoy!

1. Apps

Obviously this would be the most obvious first choice that comes to my mind. The Android platform contains many apps that can be easily downloaded from the Android Market! Here you can find tons of cool apps and games to play around with. If you are an app freak this is the perfect place for you. Compared to Apple's AppStore, the Android Market may have some lagging popular titles, but many popular games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja can be found on the Android platform as well! Whats best is that they are totally free (unlike the AppStore)!

2. Customization
One thing that a felt disappointed about Apple's iOS platform is the strict limitation of what you can change and what you can't. From my experience, iPhones can only change their background wallpaper right? I have never owned an iPhone before so I do not know any other customization that can be done on iPhones without the use of jailbreaking. One thing the Android phones excel at is the wide range of customization options available. Such as custom themes, launchers, ROMs, tweaks and hacks. The possibilities are endless! That is what makes the Android platform so great!

3. Speed, Stability and Service

Sure enough both iPhones and Android have top marks in this category. However, I must say that Android totally outclasses the iPhone is some aspects. Let us consider the high-end phones that run Android to the iPhone. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy SII came out. That was a major hit! Outranking the iPhone in specs and market share, Samsung has delivered its best to the Android community and to the world in general. The Samsung Galaxy SII with its 4.3" screen and dual-core 1.2GHz processor, this thing really overpowers the iPhone 4S. I must admit though that the iPhone 4S has a larger screen resolution but that does not the point here. Android will always continue to improve regardless of how well iPhone will continue to be released each year.

So this ends my rambling about my live for Android! Haha! It sounds like I'm a total nerd! But seriously, I do recommend anyone getting a new smartphone to consider choosing Android as their next phone. Oh by the way, I heard that there will be quad-core phones coming out this year! I cannot wait to get one! Samsung Galaxy SIII!!