The Android Software Development Kit enables Android developers to develop applications in Java. Android developers created 200,000 attractive applications in the last few years to make Android smartphones more intelligent and feature-rich.
Due to Android development, there has been an increase in new applications that clients can use for their daily needs, from handling household activities to conducting business activities. Google initially developed Android, but afterward, the Open Handset Alliance was announced, which consisted of 86 hardware manufacturers. Compared to Symbian and iOS, Android has become the most popular smartphone platform for users since 2010.
Android OS is in some ways better than Symbian and iOS.
1. Better User Interface
With Android, the user interface has continuously developed and improved over the years, in contrast to iPhone OS. Google has created a more innovative and elegant user interface with Android 4.0. The OS comes with many navigation buttons, making it easier for the user to navigate the phone. Android phones have three navigational buttons, unlike iPhones which have only one (Home) control. It gives Android a better user interface and thus makes it more user-friendly.
2. Processor speed
Android’s processor speed makes it faster and better than Symbian and iOS. It means that Android has loaded with a lot of quick applications thanks to its dual-core processing power.
3. Internet Speed
When we compare Android’s default browser with Symbian and iOS, Android wins again since other browsers have complex algorithms that slow the Internet speed. The Android browser comes with a powerful feature that allows users to create visual bookmarks with a smooth flow of information.
4. More applications
Google has developed Android, which supports over 500000 apps, whereas Nokia developed Symbian, which is filled with limited apps as it makes them dependent on Nokia. Aside from Google calendar, Google earth, Google voice, Google translator, Blogger, and Chrome, Android also offers Google voice. The Android provides the perfect blend of these applications for the users’ convenience with the increase in the flow of applications on the market. There are limited applications for both Symbian and iOS.
5. Change firmware
You can’t change firmware in Symbian OS, but with Android OS, you can switch it at any time and install updates easily so that you can use more applications.
6. Multiple screen keyboards
Besides this, in Android, you’ll quickly change the screen keyboard, install Froyo over Gingerbread, and upgrade Swype to Honeycomb. Multiple spelling options and deleting or adding words are available within one tab. On Symbian and iOS, the latest keyboard does not accompany these customization features.
7. Multitasking system
The Android applications accompany such a framework which gives all key API’s including things like accessing the telephony system, sharing and receiving data also as notifications. Symbian and iOS don’t provide you a multitasking system.
8. Greater fan-base
The Android has a far more great fan-base integrated with Google services, while Symbian and iOS haven’t such a more considerable fan-base.
9. Live applications and widgets
Linux is the operating system that runs on Android, which can handle many things, such as virtual memory and power management. The Androids are designed with rich and customizable content, allowing users to go through live application content through interactive widgets. It also helps store more data than Symbian and iOS.
10. New Platform Developer Kit
The “Platform Developer Kit” may be a brilliant move by Google considering its large manufacturer and partner base. You don’t often think of hardware as something which will be “opened.” Still, the power to institute the fundamental 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 comprehensive features than others with a limited user application.