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4 Things Worth Knowing About Android Phones

The Android™ OS grew out of a need to make a mobile OS that was faster, more user friendly, and more customizable to each user’s specific needs. So if you are thinking about buying a smartphone in the near future, take a look at some of the functions that set Android cell phones apart from the competition.


1) Customization

Simply one of the best features of the Android OS is the ability it gives users to customize the way it operates. Virtually every aspect of the home screen is customizable, and configurable in hundreds of different ways according to the needs of the user. If access to productivity tools is important to you, place widgets from your most-used apps on the home screen. If you are more concerned about time and weather, you can do that as well. Android is flexible enough to accommodate just about any lifestyle.


2) Multitasking

One of the real advances Android has introduced to the smartphone market is the ability to multitask, or run multiple apps at the same time. In previous smartphones, users could only use one app or function at a time, and had to shut it down before moving on to the next. Android made smartphones more productive by giving users the ability to switch between open apps without closing them down, increasing efficiency and saving time.



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3) Home Screen Widgets

As mentioned before, Android users have the ability to place widgets on their home screen. Widgets act as mini versions of apps that give users the information they need at a glance instead of having to open up the full application. Instead of simply placing app shortcuts on the home screen, Android went one step further to give users a mobile OS that increases productivity by limiting the amount of time it takes to open and close apps, too.


4) Universal Apps

Because Android is an open-source OS, any developer can build an Android app and sell it for download. That means users can choose where they get their apps from, and there is no limit to the types of apps users can upload to their phones. In fact, any user, given the right knowledge, could build their own Android app and load it to their personal Android phone. Android has truly provided a phone that molds to each user’s specific needs and comfort with technology.


Android has built one of the most flexible and most user-centric mobile OS platforms of the last few years, so it’s no wonder that people are flocking to the Android system for their next smartphone. If you’re looking for a smartphone that you can customize to your needs and lifestyle—a system truly built for you—check out what Android has to offer.

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