Advantages of Android Phones
Google Android is open source software. In theory this means that the Google Android software platform will have a competitive advantage over other operating systems like Symbian, Microsoft mobile or Blackberry.
There are a host of advantages that Google’s Android will derive from being an open source software. Some of the advantages include:
1. The ability for anyone to customize the Google Android platform will open up the applications playing field to small and new players who lack the financial muscle to negotiate with wireless carriers like AT&T and Orange. The consumer will benefit from having a wide range of mobile applications to choose from since the monopoly will be broken by Google Android.
2. Although this will depend on the carrier, one will be able to customize a mobile phones using Google Android platform like never before, right down to the screen. Features like weather details, opening screen, live RSS feeds and even the icons on the opening screen will be able to be customized.
3. In addition, as a result of many mobile phones carrying Google Android, companies will come up with such innovative products like the location– aware services that will provide users with any information they might be in need of. This information could include knowing the location of a nearby convenience store or filling station. In addition the entertainment functionalities will be taken a notch higher by Google Android being able to offer online real time multiplayer games.
Disadvantages of Android Smart phones
However, Google Android is likely to experience some problems as well. These problems might include rejection of Google Android by carriers who charge a fee for some of the web based applications which Google Android will enable mobile phone holders to access free of charge.
Also, since Google Android is an open source platform driving all Android phones, it could significantly increase the risk of hacking these devices. If this happens, then locking mobiles as a security measure will be a mockery.