What do you think of the cellphone with Android operating system?

@youless (85202)
Guangzhou, China
March 16, 2010 9:50pm CST
My friend plans to buy a cellphone with Android operating system. I have never used or even seen this kind of cellphone. So I have no ideas about it or how it works. If you have such kind of cellphone, would you tell me the advantage and disadvantage of this cellphone operating system? Thanks!
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@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
17 Mar 10
I have a mobile phone using the Android operating system 1.6. It has some similarities to Windows Mobile OS and Apple OS. It has multi-tasking ability that allows user to run several applications concurrently and switch between them. Since the operating system is based on Linux OS, it requires booting up when you turn on the power of the mobile phone. The booting up takes about 3 minutes where the Android logo will be shown on the screen, which I believe hidden in the background is the starting up of various Linux services. Once the OS is ready, it connects readily to your 3G network, wireless and GPS if it is enabled. Like the Apple OS, one can easily install a wide range of useful applications downloadable from the Android Market. Most of the applications are free of charge. However the drawback is the limited hard disk or useable capacity to store the application is as little as 512Mb or at most 1Gb. The applications cannot be stored in memory cards like micro-SD. When too many applications are installed, the system seems to respond much slower which could be caused by low user memory. Uninstalling some applications to free up memory space does make the system return to optimal performance again. Despite these drawbacks, I still like to use Android because of its multi-tasking and a large database of applications. Also it does not hang at all. I could foresee updates to the OS will make it more robust, powerful and user-friendly, perhaps with a more versatile touchscreen keyboard, chinese character input by stroke and voice recognition.
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@champan (513)
• Argentina
17 Mar 10
Thanks for that response, really helped me. Im looking to buy a new phone and i dont know yet if i want windows mobile , i-phones Mac OS or Android. So this really helped me a bit :)
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@youless (85202)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 10
According to your detailed explanation, perhaps I still like my cellphone with WM 6.5 operating system. Waiting for 3 minute to boot up the cellphone seems a little slow. But most of important, I think it is bad that the capacity is no more than 1GB. If I store few movies or one or two GPS software, perhaps it will make my cellphone full. However, I think this disadvantage will be improved in the future.
@coffeegurl (1471)
• United States
17 Mar 10
The Android cell phone is a super intelligent alien species. Metal over living tissue. It had the ability to order a pizza and park your car at the same time. Not only that, it contacts other non-Android cell phones and "assimilates" them.
@youless (85202)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Mar 10
That is quite special and interesting.
• United States
18 Mar 10
The Android IS special. Androids are very special. I mean, they are androids...
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 10
cellphones are becoming more and more high-tech with the latest models in the market. I have not heard of Android operating system yet. I still hang on to my old cell phone which is in good working and have been with me for 3 years now. As long as it serve its purpose I won't change it to the latest models in the market. Too many features only complicates me.
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@youless (85202)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 10
You changed a sweet avatar now
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 10
RED..don't you like the color, it attracts good 'feng shui'.
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@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Mar 10
I have never used the android phone, but I have seen what they look like. My daugher just recently bought the HTC Android, and she really likes it, but she says the battery drains rather quickly, especially when she goes online with it. I have seen the Motorola Droid too. I thought of getting the Android, but instead I purchased a windows mobile phone, which is a Samsun Omnia 2. It is a good phone, but also there again, the battery will drain fast when I go online, but I don't use it all dasy long, just off and on, so I can get the battery to where I only have to charge it up every other day, and I think that is soon enough to have to charge it up. I will go online with it, mostly when I am charging it up, so it rewally doesn't matter about using it up then. Take care, and happy mylotting.
@youless (85202)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Mar 10
I am using Samsung Omnia 1, so perhaps we can share many softwares By the way, my Samsung Omnia 1's ROM updated to WM6.5 (Windows Mobile 6.5) and it is better.
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@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Mar 10
I also have Windows Mobiile 6.5 Professionsal, and it is nice. I need to update opera as it keeps telling me there is an important update, but I am not sure how to do it. I am hoping htat someone will elt me know. Also, I went to Verizon's website and purchased a ring tone, but I don't know how to get tt to save to ring tones as it isn't in the options or menu. It is so frustrating too, but I am hoping that someone will help me. I did join a forum for the Samsun Omnia, but have as yet to hear anything back as I posed these problems there as well.