10 Facts about Android phoneApr 1st, 2011 | By wownesia | Category: Technology
Android began to develop rapidly and become a new idol in the line of smartphones. Android began to harass the power of predecessors smartphone OS such as, iOS, RIM, and of course Windows Mobile.
1. What is Android?
Android is a touchscreen smartphone operating systems such as iOS iPhone and the BlackBerry OS. Android was developed by Google and first appeared in 2007 with its first mobile phone G1 T-Mobile.
2. What’s so special about Android?
Unlike Apple’s OS, Research In Motion (RIM) or Windows Mobile Microsoft, Google released Android as an open-source operating system under the auspices of the Open Handset Alliance. Another thing, Android is the OS that is very good, fast, powerful, and has an intuitive user interface packed with choice and flexibility. Google continues to expand
3. Is Android phone called the ”Droids”?
No. ”Droid” is a brand of Android phones that owned by Verizon Wireless (Droid X, Eris Droid, Droid Incredible and so on). Evo HTC Sprint 4G is not a ”Droid” but still an Android smartphone.
4. Why choose Android phone than iPhone?
One reason is that Android is integrated with Google services like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Voice, and perfect for anyone who uses Google services.
One of the different things of Android is when the first time turn it on, you asked to enter a user name and password and all messages Google, contacts and other info from synchronized to the handset without syncing to the desktop. In addition, Android is an open source where we are free to do anything about the application.
5. The Weakness of Android
Concerning of music and video, Android do not have the official media to desktop syncing client. However, in general, Android gives you more choice about how to set up your phone and its contents.
6. What’s different versions of Android, such as ”Donut,” ”Cupcake” and ”Froyo”?
Just like Apple iOS, Google Android keep updating with new features. The latest version of Android is 2.2 with the code name ”Froyo” adding features direct USB withdrawal, mobile hotspot functionality and support for Flash. This means that Flash video and Flash module that does not work on the iPhone will work on Android web browser.Version 1.6 is called “Donut” which add speed, increase the screen resolution and camera and recorder applications faster. Version 1.5 ”cupcakes” to add a video recorder
7. If there is Android 2.2 why trapped version 2.1 even 1.6?
One of Google’s weakness is so much provide a version of Android. Manufacturers and operators can decide to upgrade their phones to the latest version of Android. On the other hand, the iPhone has a few versions in which to launch a new version of iOS can be done at once and more easily.
8. How many applications available for Android?
About 70 thousand more and continues to increase every day. Google does not provide special treatment for their application.
9. How to choose an Android phone?
Android phones available with a wide variety of forms. Do you want a QWERTY phone or prefer the touchscreen? Looking for a big screen or that easily fit your pocket? Are your an e-mail users and text messages or interested in watching movies and videos in big screen? All questions were answered by the current Android product.
10. Latest Android Phone?
There was HTC Evo 4G. Samsung also released Android phone Galaxy S-class: Thin and lightweight, 4-inch AMOLED screen super high contrast, and is available on all major U.S. operator. If looking for Android phones QWERTY slide-outs, consider Motorola Droid 2 Verizon or Samsung Epic 4. (inilah.com)