The Android application development is the process of creating new applications for the Android OS. Applications are usually developed in Java, making use of the Android Software Development Kit. From the past few years, about 200,000 Android applications have been developed by the developers to make the Android phones smarter with wider features. Android development has led to the booming of the new applications that the customers can use for their daily purposes, helping them from house activities to businesses’ handling. Google initially helped in the Android development and revealed the Open Handset Alliance, which was a consortium of about 86 hardware. Since 2010 the Android has become the leading smart-phone platform for users in comparison to Symbian and IOS.
Android OS is in many ways better than Symbian and iOS.
1. Better User Interface
Unlike the iPhone OS, the 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 OS’s prime feature 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 a back, menu, and multitasking buttons, which provides a better user interface, 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 works on dual-core processors, which adds a lot of applications with great speed.
3. Internet Speed
When we compare the default browser of Android with Symbian and iOS here, too, Android wins as other browsers come with complicated algorithms, which slows the Internet spread. However, the Android browser comes with visual bookmarks, which are handy and easy to use with a smooth flow of information.
4. More applications
Android is developed by Giant Google, which supports almost 500000 applications instead, Symbian is developed by Nokia, which is embedded with limited applications as it makes them dependent on Nokia. Android gives Google calendar, Google earth, Google voice, Google translator, Blogger, and Chrome. With the increase of the flow of applications in the market, Android comes with the perfect blend of these applications for users’ convenience. The Symbian and iOS have 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 you want and easily install the updates, allowing you to use more applications.
6. Multiple screen keyboards
In Android, you can change the screen keyboards the easy way, and apart from this, you can install Gingerbread to Froyo and Swype to Honeycomb. With one tap, you can choose multiple spelling suggestions and deleting a word or adding. While Symbian and iOS do not come with the customization features of new keyboard installation.
7. Multitasking system
The Android applications come with such a framework that provides all key APIs, including things like accessing the telephony system, sharing and receiving data, and notifications. Symbian and iOS do not provide you a multitasking system.
8. Greater fan-base
Android has a much more great fan-base, which is integrated with Google services, while 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 Symbian and iOS.
10. New Platform Developer Kit
The “Platform Developer Kit” is a smart move by Google considering its large manufacturer and partner base. You don’t often think of hardware as something that can be “opened.” Still, the ability to institute Android’s fundamental aspects with one simple kit will make it much easier for hardware companies to build on new versions of the platform.
Hence, Android development has revolutionized the OS systems and applications by providing more wider features than others with limited use applications.