It has been 10 years since HTC Dream was launched, which was the first phone with Android OS. Tech bloggers from around the world are reliving the memory and taking photos with the mobile phone. Even though it was fun going down the memory lane, all of us got to admit that Android was really bad back then. If you are not playing Betway casino games on your iPhone, you are probably playing it on Android. And while the games aren’t probably lagging, it wasn’t so before.
So, what is it about Android that creates this lags? And how are Android phones today a lot better than ones even a few years back?
A Look at Android’s Journey
iOS was very appealing at that time and still is but Android has grown a lot over the years. Remember how T-Mobile G1 was a slide out keyboard, trackball instead of a touchscreen, no headphone jack, and a QWERTY keyboard?
The strange design caught everyone’s eyes but user interface and operating system was still very basic. It certainly had some plus points like pull-down notification window but it was overpowered by absence of multitouch input. The phone didn’t have most crucial first-party apps that made it so frustrating because downloading apps was so difficult back then.
Android wasn’t so polished in the beginning because they were worried about Microsoft and Windows taking over the mobile world. iOS wasn’t even a thing back then. G1 was made to improve productivity at workplace, so nothing about it was meant to be beautiful.
First viable alternative
When iPhone and iOS first entered the market, they didn’t have many features either but they took immediately. If you really consider it, the first viable Android phone that stood equal with iPhone was the HTC One (M7) and Samsung Galaxy S4. Both phones were released in March 2013 with the Jelly Bean platform. People bought Android phones because they were affordable and compatible with many apps, and they had Bluetooth to transfer photos, videos, and songs from one phone to another.
Looking at the Google Pixel 2 certainly makes you proud about how long Android has come along. Android has more than two billion active users around the whole, which makes it the largest mobile operating system. Android has a total global mobile phone share market of 87.7 percent. In the United States, the share is only 62 percent while in China it is 76.4 percent. Out of all companies that manufacture Android phones, Samsung has a huge share of 37 percent.
There are more than 4,000 Android mobile phones and 500 carriers to choose from, so you’ve got plenty to choose from. Android operating system generated a total revenue of $31 million for Google in one fiscal year, 2017 – 2018.
Do you prefer to use Android phones or iOS ones? Do you still experience lagging and other issues on your Android phones? If so, what do you do? Let us know in the comments below!