The Revolutionary Android Smartphone And What It Brings To Humanity
Android smartphones are becoming more popular each day. It debuted around the year 2008 to have a head to head face off with the ever famous Apple iPhones. But to our surprise it was able to keep up with its competitor the iPhone and even beat it in some aspects.
It started out as a mobile phone with advance built in features installed in its operating system that typically functions just like to a modern day computer or other device that we use in our lives. It is either used as a PDA or personal data assistant, mp3 player for people who loves music, and even used as a GPS navigation device. Imagine how these technologically advanced features are now integrated to a small device that you can carry in your pocket.
Before the Android, people call it the smart phone which was introduced around 1971 by Theodore G. Paraskevakos and was used in telephones that have the ability to process data and provide visual display screens. This high tech device during that time was used only by Telephone Companies in Leesburg, Alabama then it was introduced to other telephone companies.
Around the year 1990s to the early year 2000, smart phones were used as PDAs and mobile web browsers where people can use it as a personal organizer that provided email, calendar, address book, and text-based web browsing.
Android or smart phones have touchscreen interface and motion sensor capabilities. It also has built in camera lenses mostly located both at the front and at the back of your device. Some other android devices do not have a front camera. But one thing that distinguishes it from other devices and what made it revolutionary is its capability to connect to the planets information database, the internet. With this ability, it made it possible to become a GPS navigation unit, a portable web browsing device, and even a mobile payment platform with the use of QR codes.
As mentioned earlier, it became well known around 2008 when a new phone called the T-Mobile G1 was introduced to the public. Android is an open-source platform founded by Andy Rubin and is now owned by the internet biggest search engine provider Google. It started to gain widespread popularity in 2010 and it now dominates the mobile phone market.
Android can now provide a lot of features including high resolution display for people who love to watch movies and shows on the go, PDF integration for people who loves to read and some even use it as a gaming device while riding on the train heading to school. Some even use it to socialize with friends and family through social media networks; typically for entertainment purposes.
At around year 2010 Android users are greater than iPhone users for more than 50% because it provides very similar features at a cheaper price. At around 2012 Android users doubles the population of iPhone users and it grew even larger during 2013, 2014, and even this year 2017. This is an indication that the android will take over the majority of the mobile phone market for years to come because of the innovations that comes along with it.
Some of the innovations include high resolution screens, longer battery life, and provide as a better alternative connection through the internet through the use of its Wi-Fi tethering capability. Imagine if you have unlimited data plans with your phone service provider, you can connect multiple Wi-Fi capable devices for you to be connected to the internet.
Android smartphones are powered by android operating system which allows its user to easily customize it. This includes easily installing applications to be used by the user depending on the user’s needs. Some examples of these applications are game applications, work related applications, and even health-care related applications. This can be done through an application called Google Play Services.
If you are an individual who is trying to decide to see if it is better to switch to the android, then try to check out what things are you going to do with your device. Are you going to use it to shoot pictures, use it to connect to the internet, or play games with it? It really depends upon the user and there are some things to consider in choosing an Android smartphone.
There are a lot of manufacturers of Android smartphones such as Samsung, LG, Motorolla, HTC and others who are creating their own android devices to be sold to the mass public. They now have built-in Li-ion batteries which allow it to run for a long period of time. Amoled displays to provide better resolution and even cameras with high megapixels so that you can use it as an alternative if you have not brought your digital camera with you.
These manufacturers are also integrating high speed processors in order for your android device to run faster especially when using various applications. The processor itself is also the one in charge in computing data and information. It comes in single, dual, quad or even octa core processors together with a RAM (Random-access memory) that can be 1 GB, 2GB, and even 4GB.
If an android smartphone has a CPU or central processing unit, it also has its GPU or Graphics Processing Unit which is in charge of computing graphical calculations that transforms the data into the image projected to your phone screen.
Inside your android device where you store data is the memory which comes anywhere from 4GB up to 32GB. Some devices even have 64GB of space in them and you can expand its memory using a micro SD card.
Your device should also have a dedicated operating system that it can handle. As of this writing the latest operating system for android is version 7.0 Nougat. If your device is a bit older, don't force it to run the latest operating system if the specs of it cannot handle it. Just like in computers, there is a minimum system requirement to run the operating system for it to function appropriately.
Android devices are mainly used in communicating such as texting and voice calls. Because of its ability to connect to the internet, it is now being used in web based applications such as chat and VoIP. This feature saves the user some money because text and voice calls are charged by your phone service provider unlike chat and VoIP which can be free if you are connected to a free Wi-Fi hotspot.
As the year progresses this 2017, there are other features in store for us by technology and one of its main navigating medium is the android. We might see a great future ahead of us and can make our life easier through the use of the android.