With the arrival of Google’s Android Operating System, the world of mobile phones has undergone complete change not only in the US but the whole world as well. The three leading operating systems today are Android,Apple’s iOS and Blackberry’s RIM but a study by Nielson shows that customers are twice as likely to choose Android Os over any other.
Currently in the US, Android OS holds a 37 percent market share whereas, iPhone and Blackberry hold 27 and 22 percent respectively. Though Blackberry is not as popular as Android phones, it is still the phone of choice in the corporate sector due to its compactness, practical design and its QWERTY keyboard.
Text messaging and emailing are really easy due to this kind of design. In fact, the Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) is considered to be the best for synchronize work email, calendar appointments, and contact information. There is also the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) through which it is easy to send text, pictures, and video/ sound clips using the Blackberry instant messaging system.
If you are a tech savvy person who enjoys staying abreast with the latest developments, then you should definitely go for an Android phone. In no time, this has become the most popular operating system easily leaving the others behind. Various companies such as HTC, Samsung, Google, Nexus, LG, Motorola just to name a few, have begun manufacturing phones using the Android OS and you now have over 40 models to choose from.
The open source design is the main reason for Android’s scintillating success. Truth be told, there are thousands of workers creating new features as well as checking and rechecking the codes. Developers are constantly creating new apps thanks to the emphasis on creativity.
If you want to, you can even ‘custom ROM’ your system so that you can download the latest software and customize your Android phone just the way you like it. There are over a hundred thousand apps you can buy in the Android Apps market, though it is much less when compared to the three hundred thousand that are available with Apple. Frankly speaking there are apps for just about anything and everything you could think of both with Android as well as Apple.
The areas where Android phones score over others are the display screen as well as the 4G net connectivity which makes these phones the best by far when it comes to browsing the net. The new model of Blackberry, the Bold 9900 which will be launched this summer is also expected to run on 4G.
It is possible to buy an Android or a Blackberry entry level phone at a reasonable price on a two year contract from many mobile providers for no initial cost. If you are keen on multimedia facilities such as web browsing, downloading apps, music, etc, then an Android phone should be your choice.
Android phones are available in all price ranges and so you can easily find one to suit your needs. If your taste is more towards a practical and robust phone with a physical keyboard, then Blackberry has the right model for you.