As per the latest breakdown of global smartphone sales report published by Gartner, it is pretty obvious that the first quarter of this current year 2016 has been well swept by Android. This has certainly been a forward moving year for Android with sales jumping up to a record 84.1%.
Since, the Android sales are getting better with each passing day, the Android App Development Services have also gone an extra mile when we talk about the number of developers who are developing Android apps globally.
In this article, we will be discussing a few of the reasons why Android is becoming the world leader in smartphone devices.
Number of Devices
The best part of Android is that it has something for everyone. There are top brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Huawei and LG, which are producing a variety of Android smartphone devices to fit in the customer’s budget. These Android smartphone devices with huge touch screens, stylus, rotating cameras and edge screens have taken the global market by storm. Almost all Android phones have the same user experience and friendliness.
Dual Sim Option
Android devices have a great edge when it comes to features like dual sim option. This gives users the ease and convenience of carrying a single phone, which not only saves them from the hassle of handling and managing two phones but also saves them the cost of another smartphone.
Phone Memory & Battery
Almost all new Android devices come with the option of additional storage. Users can increase the size of their device memory by simply mounting an SD card on their phone. It is also extremely easy to remove batteries from Android phones; so, in case there is an issue with the battery or you want to replace it, simply remove the back cover and lift the battery. Both of these advantages give Android a fair edge over Apple’s devices.
One of the best parts of Android devices is its level of customization. Android allows users to choose their own levels of customization. Customization starts with small things like live wallpapers, alternate keyboard options, adding app widgets etc. On the contrary, Apple rather believes in keeping control of the default applications so as to maintain a uniform software and hardware experience.
All Android devices are integrated with Google’s array of services which include Gmail, Google Drive, Google, music, Google maps, Google docs…and the list goes on and on. These services have so much to offer in Android, which Apple however isn’t able to keep up with. There are a few services that are now available in iOS but the depth of integration is simply not there. In order to compete with Android, Apple certainly needs to up its iPhone Application Development Services.
Free Apps and Games
It is a well know fact that Android offers a lot more games and applications than iOS. The apps that are available on the Android store have simply no match with iOS in terms of number; and that because the Android Application Development Industry is far bigger than that of Apple. Infact, there are some paid iOS apps which are absolutely free on Android. Having said that, we still cannot escape from the fact that iOS apps are provide more quality and stability and that is certainly one of the biggest challenges which the Android is presently facing.