A U.N. study reveals that around 86 percent (6 billion) of the world’s population has access to mobile phones. That’s around 1.5 billion more than the people who have access to working toilets. Even in some of the remotest parts of the world, you’ll see at least one working mobile gadget.
Smartphones powered by the Android operating system (OS), in particular, represent over a third of the global market, according to Strategy Analytics. Given the sheer range of Android phones available these days, it pays to choose wisely when picking such a gadget at a Telstra shop in Melbourne. In her article for About.com, tech journalist Liane Cassavoy provides some useful tips on how to find the Android phone that suits your needs.
“Not all Android phones run the same version of the Android OS, and not all of them will get updated to the latest version of the OS as soon as it’s available. This, the fractured nature of the Android OS, is one of its greatest weaknesses, and it means that you have to ask questions before buying your Android phone. Find out what version of the Android OS it will be running when you buy it, and ask the carrier when (or if) it will be updated to a newer version.
The open nature of the Android platform also means that it’s possible to make changes to the look and feel of the OS itself. That means that an Android phone made by HTC may operate a bit differently than one made by Samsung. Some manufacturers put overlays on top of the Android OS, which alter its interface slightly.”
Why not purchase a phone that already has the latest version of the Android OS? This way, you don’t have to worry about performing the complex task of updating your phone, which could take a while, for a long time. It’s a good thing that a leading Telstra store in Melbourne such as TWorld ICT Corp Pty Ltd offers new and used phones equipped with the specifications and built-in applications you may have in mind.
As mentioned above, you should also consider the fact that Android phone interfaces vary depending on the manufacturer. For this reason, you may want to give each model a test drive, so to speak, before you commit to any purchase. Fortunately, you can count on a reliable sales person at leading Telstra shops like TWorld ICT Corp for assistance.
(Source: Features to Look for When Choosing a New Android Phone, About.com)