Unlike iOS, Android is an open source piece of software that runs on a variety of phones and devices. Apple only gives the user the option of using iOS on its branded devices whereas Android is installed here, there and everywhere allowing it to become the most sought after platforms for app developers.
The Android platform can run on devices made by a range of companies which enhances competition in the device arena and gives the customer better value for money. It also gives you more choice to the device you want to use for your AppsGeyser Android app. Let us take a look at some of the top devices from the different companies that are in the current market.
We love this beautiful device, it allows you to access the latest version of Android the Kitkat 4.4 and updates automatically via Google. The Nexus is a solid and reliable phone and perfect for those that rely upon Google products.
The HTC is quickly becoming a popular choice for Android users since moving to Android. This phone does not differ much from Samsung Galaxy in terms of features but is slower. It also has an aluminium shell unlike the plastic on the Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
The most popular of all Android phones are those in the Galaxy series. Currently the S4 offers the most features than all Android powered devices, including the amount of storage space, the user-replaceable battery and even the ability to be used as a remote control for a DVR, the only downside to this device (expect the high price tag) is its plastic shell. The S5 that has just been previewed and that is due out onto the consumer market on April 11th exceeds the S4 in all aspects. Is it worth an avid Android user waiting to purchase the ‘best of the best’ – oh yeah!
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony is another brand that has recently joined the Android family and we have to say we are very excited that it has too. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has many fantastic features including what Sony is best know for; its sharp picture quality with its LCD panel and a 13-megapixel camera capable of capturing HDR video. This phone is also boast tempered glass, and is even dust proof and waterproof (obviously don’t take it in the shower with you) but if emerged in water, up to a meter deep the handset will still work unlike any other device that would die and quick and painful death.
Motorola Moto X
Oh, don’t we all remember when Motorola was the king of mobile handsets back in the day when mobiles were the size of a brick. The Motorola phone was the phone that you could always rely upon for a decent service and long-term reliability. Then the smartphones came into the market and Motorola went quiet for a while. Well, it is now back and looking once again to steal the market. It works differently to other devices as it runs on eight cores over four different chips which makes the phone run faster and let the battery last longer.
I am not sure what I think of the LG G2, it certainly is value for money as the tech spec does not differ much from the other top rated Android supported devices, but the difference with this device is that the buttons are on the back and, well to be honest, this puts me off a little as it seems awkward to use.
So, which device do you currently own and use for your AppsGeyser Android app?