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Benefits of Android OS

Updated on June 28, 2012

Android OS


Android, a linux based phone operating system’s popularity has been on a steep rise over the two last years of its market existence. According to Google, this platform currently (2012) boasts over 600,000 premium applications built to meet user specifications and over 934,000 installations per day. Perhaps this and other factors add up to benefits of Android OS when it comes to application usage. The benefits of Android OS are numerous and as a matter of fact they shall continue to rise as its development continues to get sophisticated with time. Having been launched in 2007 Android OS has been stepped up in terms of its improvement with each version getting better in comparison to its predecessor.

Benefits of Android OS

Android OS based phones come with a preinstalled software store application – Google Play which allows its users to source applications from one point. Branded as an open market place, Google play software vendors and publishers are able to reach clients without any hassles in cases where applications have been monetized. To users, this concept makes it easier for them to sample software ranging from games to office applications without wandering throughout the internet. Another benefit of this open market place is its ability to synchronize with the phone in such cases where handsets may be changed. Google play is also able to sense the type of Android OS version being run by the phone thereby fetching only those applications that are compatible to device. This benefits the user as there is no time wastage through generalized market search.

The security of Android OS is also superior in comparison to other mobile phone operating systems. This is enabled by sandbox in which applications are run in a secluded part of the operating system. Applications require permissions in order to access phone resources such as network, memory, installation. Even before an Android application is installed, the operating system is able to determine all types of resources that are required by it. This prompts the user to install application only in circumstances that are he or she may trust whatever access that it might require. Furthermore Android OS users may benefit from the security applications developed by third parties to counter the thriving internet malware.

The privacy of phones operating on this OS has also been beefed up with the roll out of advanced versions. Users benefit from such features since they are able to track their loved ones under mutual agreements. The sync operations incorporated to the Android OS also allow one to back up data in whatever server they prefer with Google offering free and mandatory backup for every Android enabled device. The data backed up by these servers may range from media, contacts, passwords and calendar schedules just to list a few. Data can also be deleted from remote servers in cases where phones are stolen making access to personal data by thugs impossible. This feature also enable Android enabled phones to be tracked in case of misplacement making it easier for users to locate their gadgets.

Other benefits of Android phones is that they contain rich mulmedia capabilities ranging from multimedia streaming to media transfer, one factor as to why an android user shall never get bored. The connectivity of android enabled devices is advanced with most of the latest devices running on 4G enabled networks. Bluetooth for most of these devices runs on A2DP with an ability to probe other devices’ profiles before getting connected thereby making them even more secure to malicious attacks. Users also enjoy Multilanguage support among other benefits such as multitasking, tethering and a massive external storage capability.

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