Why is Android popular in India.
Android OS is initially developed by Android Inc. Later acquired by Google in 2005. It has been the bestselling OS for mobile since 2011 and for the Tablets since 2013. Nearly 370 million users in India use smartphones out of which 90.67% of the smartphones have Android OS. Android Market is expected to evolve rapidly in forthcoming years. Android gave Constant upgrade ranging from version v1.0 released in 2008 till version 9.0(pie) released in August 2018.
Why almost every one of us number one choice is android
Free and Open source:
First and foremost, this OS is free in the market which allowed many hardware manufacturers to incorporate it in their business which in turn cuts down the cost of a smartphone to the end customer. A smartphone available at a very few thousands have made it reach every nook and corner of the country. Also, Android is an open source, Platform independent. It supports all platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Mac. Since it is open source, anyone can download and are free to modify and that increases the number of App developers’ day by day. Henceforth numerous Apps are developed leading to diversification and attracting a number of users.
Speaking about usability, the versatile nature of Android brings in lot Indian users. Some of the versatile features that Android can boast of are
- Customization of one’s own phone: The vital strength of Android is it allows a wide range of customization. Changing Home screen layout, adding widgets, animated wallpapers and all sorts of personalization. Even the UI can be changed and can be made to look like a windows phone or an iPhone. More importantly The OS available in more than 100 languages. Google Assistant feature is upgraded and provides real-time assistance rather being robotic. Expandable memory is another attracting feature to the Robust OS.
- Choice of hardware: If people to choose OS to be android there are n number of options in the Hardware. The number of manufacturers is still inclined towards Android and it is expected to continue.
- Numerous and third-party app store: Users have numerous choice to choose an app as there are about 3.5 million Android apps. Additionally, Android has the maximum number of free Apps in its play store. Android also allows using a third-party app store other than Google play store to download Apps.
- Universal, fast and wireless charging Capability: the Same adapter can be used for any kind of Android phone. Also, the OS offers fast charging and supports wireless charging capabilities. Wireless charging adaptor is provided along with the phone itself and there’s no need to get it separately.
Why Android is over IOS in India:
The market of IOS owned by the Apple market in India is farther less compared to Android and the main reason is the cost. Such a high priced phone could not be offered by the average salary of an Indian. Instead, they look around for other choices choosing the best hardware. People with keen interest over style and hardware specifications are too not in vain. The recent specs of Samsung Galaxy s10+ are in par with iPhone xs Max. The Usability features mentioned above in Android are mostly not supported by IOS. Moreover, it is easier to use the cloud feature in Android than IOS.
Henceforth, these compelling features let the user choose Android over any other OS.