5 Android Myths Debunked
Phone myths are there to scare customers into buying products - it's a fact. Whether you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, a car or a new house, you’re going to want to do some research. Unless you’re searching for your information on trustworthy websites, chances are you’re going to be reading more myths than facts. The same goes for Android smartphones.
Android is Complicated to Use
This myth has been around since the birth of Android itself, back in 2008. However, the operating system is far from complicated. The biggest proof is that it’s by far the most used mobile operating system in the world, with Android smartphones accounting for more than 80% of the market share. Studies have shown that there is, in fact, no major difference in usability between any of the popular mobile operating systems.
A Task Killer is Required
Many people believe that killing apps that run in the background can improve your phone’s performance and battery life. That’s probably why task killer apps are so popular on Google Play. However, according to a recent study, task killer apps may actually cause more harm than good to your Android smartphone.
Android is Susceptible to Malware
Malware can infect any tech device, from PCs to smartphones, and even smart cars. If it’s running software, chances are it can be infected by malware. However, this doesn’t mean that it will. With every new update and hotfix, Android developers are making their operating system more secure than ever. If you’re really concerned about malware and viruses, there are plenty of powerful anti-virus apps that you can install. However, at the end of the day, Android’s weakest link against malware is the user himself.
The Operating System Is the Same on All Smartphones
It’s not. Android is currently at its 7th instalment, the Nougat, and most Android smartphones don’t even have it yet. Why? Because Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, and other developers receive a clean version of Android which they can modify to a certain extent to create their own graphical user interface and improve the experience of their users. There are many differences between Samsung’s TouchWiz, Sony’s Xperia UI or HTC’s Sense. Some phones, including the newest Google Pixel run the stock Android operating system.
Android Performs Poorly
It absolutely does not. However, performance can be a huge setback with any type of phone, especially if you’re going to use it for more than just making a phone call. Crashing apps and low-end hardware can easily lead to poor performance. When it comes to software, you should know that every device, be it Apple, Microsoft or Android, can experience crashes. Neither is more stable than the next. However, when it comes to hardware, Android smartphones are so diverse that it’s nearly impossible to find performance issues, especially in the newer and more powerful ones.
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- Diana Cox