5 misunderstandings about Android phones

by nativetechdoctor
5 minutes read

Android phones make up the majority of smartphones in the world today, but many people still don’t really understand devices using Google’s platform.

Android phones are cheap

One of the most common misconceptions about this product line is “cheap”. The way to say “Android phones are cheap” is often only intended to offend this group of users because they not only refer to the price but also means the quality of the device.

In fact, many Android devices are cheap, but there are also many expensive products. Android’s huge ecosystem includes devices from many different manufacturers. This means every price range, and quality has Android representation in it.

It can be said that Android is not cheap. If you compare an iPhone model and an Android phone with the same features, the price is quite similar. Even many models are more expensive than iPhone. What Android has that iOS doesn’t is an extremely wide range of choices for users to find the right product for their needs and wallet.

Android is full of viruses

Rumor has it that Android devices are full of viruses and suspicious software. In fact, the situation of Android is quite similar to that of Windows.

There are a lot more viruses and malware on Windows than on macOS because the number of users of the operating system released by Microsoft is much larger than the customers using Apple’s platform. Similarly, Android has many viruses and malicious applications because of its larger user base, becoming a lucrative target for attackers.

But regardless of the operating system, if used carefully, users do not need to worry too much. Always protect yourself by simply installing approved apps (e.g. downloading directly from Google’s Play Store), and heeding warnings when accessing unsafe websites. Users at this time do not need to install an anti-virus program on Android.

Need to close unused apps

In the early days of operating system development, Android had an application category that was noticed by many people, Task Killers (the program that is responsible for closing applications running in the background to free up resources). Users claim that this improves performance and battery life, and they still hold that belief to this day.

The fact is that Android is specifically designed to handle applications running. This platform has the ability to automatically manage background tasks, decide to close when the system needs more resources to operate, and certain users do not need to do it manually.

Many studies show that repeatedly closing apps can have a negative effect on the phone. When programs have to restart completely from scratch, they consume more resources than when restored from a frozen state.

Android is more complicated than iOS

Users find iPhone (running iOS) easy to use while Android devices are suitable for those who love to explore technology. They see Android as a complex mobile operating system. But this notion is no longer true.

iOS on the early iPhone was indeed a simple operating system, but that is no longer the case. Today, iOS has many of the features that belong to Android, and that makes Apple’s mobile platform a lot more complicated than it used to be.

Not to mention Android has many devices from different manufacturers. A Samsung Galaxy phone can be complicated because it uses custom Android, but it is probably impossible to say that the Google Pixel is a confusing model in features and operations.

Ugly Android

Aesthetics is a category of individuals, who can not say right or wrong in this regard. Users often assume that the iPhone satisfies their aesthetic both in terms of hardware and software. Meanwhile, Android is often seen as ugly.

The iPhone is undeniably designed very well, but iOS has hardly changed in terms of interface since its launch in 2007, 15 years ago.

Meanwhile, Android always “changes new clothes” to keep up with current trends. Android device manufacturers have always considered fashion as one of the elements that must be included in their products, and they are constantly changing to achieve that.

But it must be acknowledged that Android phone users have the right to turn the platform the way they want, while iOS and iPhones have to follow what Apple wants.

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