The Android application development is the process of creating new applications for the Android OS. Applications are usually developed in the Java making use of Android Software Development Kit. From the past few years about 200,000 Android applications have been developed by the developers for the use of the customers to make the Android phones more smart with wider features. Android development has led to the booming of the new applications which the customers can use for their daily purposes helping them from house activities to handling of businesses. Google initially helped in the development of the Android and after which it revealed the Open Handset Alliance which was a consortium of about 86 hardware. Since 2010 the Android have become the leading smart-phone platform for the users in comparison to Symbian and IOS.
Android OS is in many ways better than the Symbian and iOS.
1. Better User Interface
Unlike the iPhone OS, Android user interface has been continuously developing and improving over the years. With Android 4.0, Google has made the user interface much more innovative and elegant. The prime feature of the OS is navigation buttons, which makes it easier for the user to navigate around the phone. Unlike the iPhone with only one navigation button (Home Button), Android phones have back, menu, and multitasking buttons, which provides a better user interface thus making Android more user-friendly.
2. Processor speed
The Android is faster and better than Symbian and iOS because of the processor speed. The Android work on dual core processors which adds a lot of applications with great speed.
3. Internet Speed
When we compare the default browser of the Android with Symbian and iOS here too Android wins as other browsers come with complicated algorithms which slows the Internet spreed. However, Android browser comes with visual bookmarks, which is handy and easy to use with smooth flow on information.
4. More applications
The Android is developed by Giant Google which support almost 500000 applications instead Symbian is developed by Nokia, which is embedded with limited applications as it makes them dependent on Nokia. Android gives the experience of Google calendar, Google earth, Google voice, Google translator, Blogger and Chrome. With the increase of the flow of applications in the market, the Android comes with perfect blend of these applications for the convenience of the users. The Symbian and iOS has limited applications confining their use.
5. Change firmware
In Symbian OS, you can never change the firmware, but in Android OS you can change it any time the way you want and easily install the updates which allows you to use more applications.
6. Multiple screen keyboards
In Android you can change the screen keyboards the way that is easy and apart from this you can install Gingerbread to Froyo and from Swype to Honeycomb. With one tab you can choose multiple spelling suggestions and deleting a word or adding. While in Symbians and iOS does not come with this customization features of new keyboard installation.
7. Multi tasking system
The Android applications come with such a framework which provide all key API’s including things like accessing the telephony system, sharing and receiving data as well as notifications. The Symbian and iOS does not provide you the multitasking system.
8. Greater fan-base
The Android has much more great fan-base, which is integrated with Google services while as Symbian and iOS have not such a larger fan-base.
9. Live applications and widgets
The Android OS works on Linux which provides large things like virtual memory and power management. The Androids are designed with rich and customizable content which allows the users to go through live application content through interactive widgets. This also helps store more data than Symbians and iOS.
10. New Platform Developer Kit
The “Platform Developer Kit” is a really smart move by Google considering its large manufacturer and partner base. You don’t often think of hardware as something that can be “opened,” but the ability to institute the very basic aspects of Android with one simple kit will make it much easier for hardware companies to start building on new versions of the platform.
Hence, Android development has revolutionized the OS systems and applications by providing more wider features than others which have a limited user applications.