Android phone is a cell phone or a gadget such as netbook or tablet pc that use Google Android operating system. What is an Operating System (OS)? Is a system that operate or run your phone, is like a Microsoft Windows or Mac OS on your computer. In this article we will talk more about Android Phone, so if you need technical detail or some history about Android operating system you won’t find it here.
Android phone advantages:
- It can do multitask or run multiple applications at same time. You can listen to the music while checking your email or you can write a document while searching information on the internet to complete your document and so on.
- The operating system is an open source. This means all software developers can study or even change and improve this operating system. In result, you can find many programs, games, applications that made for the Android phone. You can also find modified version of Android OS (people called it custom ROMs) that usually made by the hobbyists. Custom ROMs offers extended functionality or simply different looks.
- You can download many games and application easily from your phone using Google Market. You can find productivity apps, religious apps, fun apps, eBooks, social network apps, anything and the most fun part of it is most of them is free, so you won’t be bored with your phone for a long time.
- Android phone is not made by only one manufacturer, so you can find many Android phone models with different specification and of course different price to suit your need.
- It supports real time push email ability for Gmail and other popular web mail service such as Yahoo. You will get email notification in an instant after new e-mail arrived at your inbox.
- You can automatically synchronize your contact number and your Calendar between your phone and your Google account. So, if you change your phone, as long as your new phone is using Android OS, you can import all the contact and calendar from the Google account to you phone without hassle.
Android phone disadvantages:
- Android phone battery life is not so good if compared to a simpler cell phone. The reason is because Android phone use high tech hardware. One of hardware that consumes a lot of energy is the processor. Android mobile phones with 1 GHz are common, even some of it already uses dual core processor, for example LG Optimus 2X.
- Android phone need to connect to the internet or Google server all time to maximize all of its features, hence it is better if you use unlimited data plan. Well, you can turn on and off the data, but you won’t get real time notification for new email, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and others.
Is it worth to buy?
I will say definitely. If you still have a doubt you can try to use your friend’s phone or if you want to own one but don’t want to spend too much money, you can buy an entry level unlocked without contract Android phone that cost under 200 USD.