Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Google's Android Takes the Cake

A lot of people are clueless about technology. And while it pays to be blissfully ignorant in some cases, most times it doesn't.

Android enabled phones aren't phones that can only be utilized if a robot says so (I'm sure someone in the world thought that). But rather they are phones that utilize Google's very own mobile operating system: Android. This is Google's way of entering the mobile phone market (because they're part of everything else, so why not?).

Android phones aren't common yet, in fact there's only one thus far: The G1. This Google phone was released in later 2008 and the only phone that supports the operating system. Other android enabled phones may be slated for the future, but the G1 is the only one currently. And the phone itself is relatively inexpensive at approximately 180 bones.

Additionally, the coding for the Android operating system is open source. This means that the code is available for users to manipulate and add to at their will. Restrictions apply but it's still a pretty cool addition. Although, the open source is often criticized as not being fully open. This is because Google set up certain parts of the code as off limits to the public. The majority is available however, and that's more than most providers and operating systems would allow.

As far as Google phones are concerned however, you're only going to find the one. Prototypes may pop up, as they ran the Android platform as well, but they were never released to the public. So don't be confused if you see a phone running the platform and don't see it on the shopping list of your favorite phone distributor.

So, I think we can all assume the question on everyone else's mind: is the android phone, the G1, worth the buy?

And simply stated the answer is yes. In a nutshell, the pros outweigh the cons enough to make this phone a great purchase (and just in time for the holidays!). At 180 dollars this Gphone is priced much cheaper than phones that are similar in features. What makes this phone different is the full QWERTY keyboard. This is a powerful add-on in addition to the touch screen because of how so many touch screen phones lack a physical keypad.

And some people say this Gphone's QWERTY keypad isn't as nice as it could be, and that may be true, but consider the alternative on similar phones: no physical keypad at all.

And a physical pad to type is just one of many features (fully operational android OS being another) that makes this Google android phone a great phone and a great buy.

So, even if many people remain clueless about technology, they can relax and be worry free knowing an android operated phone is simply a great technological advancement: It's a phone with a brand new operating system designed with users in mind. This alone should be persuasion enough. If it's not, let's remember that similar phones cost over 300 dollars, and this particular phone is only 180. Although it's the only android operated phone on the market currently, it surely will not be the last.

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Graham Govern is an expert on android phones and wants to help people by sharing his expertise.

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