You can hardly find a reason to ignore Android OS. The platform with more the 70 percent market share has left iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Phone far behind in the race. Apps for this platform are helping businesses exploring ample opportunities. This platform has now turned out to be the first choice of individual users, companies and large enterprises. The leadership of Android is not because of a by-chance factor. There are certainly some reasons that strengthening this OS to lead others. Here are those reasons:
Reasonably priced devices and apps
As end-user, you can buy an Android powered device for less than $200. No other smart phone in the market offers such affordability. The openness of Android has allowed mobile device manufacturers to freely use the OS in their low-priced smart phones. They need not to pay a single penny for obtaining the license to use this OS.
The advantages of Open Source OS
As mentioned above, Android is an open source mobile operating system. This open-source software can be customized at your convenient. You are free to modify its code to fit your device. You can also modify the OS for enterprise-specific operations.
Affordable development of apps
Not only does the OS come free of cost, but the Android application development is also quite affordable. Android app development services can be hired at reasonable prices. Even, the app launch is also quite easy. As soon as the project is complete, it can be submitted and lived. There is no need of waiting for an approval.
More the one distribution channels
Developers can distribute their apps not only from the Play Store, but from other places too. There are many third party app stores that offer Android applications. Amazon Android Store, Noble’s Nook Apps and Lenovo Enterprise App Shop are names to some leading third part app stores. Security
It is based on the Linux architecture that cannot be breached. The OS is secured enough and users can rest assure for any sensitive information. However, they are advised for not downloading apps without properly checking their origin.
Google’s all products are accessible
The best part of this OS is that it supports all the desktop level products offered by Google. If you use Android, you are able to use the search engine, Gmail, Google Play Music, YouTube, Maps, Navigation, local search, translator and lots of other products.