'Android rules...'

New Wave

Popular operating system (OS) Android has become a trend among youngsters. So much so that most rate it above any other operating system.

Based on the Linux Kernel and designed primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, Android was unveiled in 2007 and is the world’s most widely-used smartphone platform.

It is also very popular with technology companies. Most youngsters today prefer having an Android phone as it makes communication, exchange of ideas and connecting with each other much  easier.

A bunch of students from different streams like science, computer applications and arts talk about the role that the operating system plays in their lives and how they can’t do without it.

User-friendly

Arpit Samani, a second-year BCA student of Oxford College of Science, says, “Android is the new way of connecting with people. One doesn’t have to spend a lot of money. All we need to do is recharge our internet service every month and we can use the apps. We can exchange pictures, videos, have group chats, live chats, stream videos etc. A lot can be done,” he notes.

Friendly features

Abbe, a second-year student of Oxford College of Arts, says that Android is extremely popular mainly because of its user-friendly features. “It hardly takes a minute or two to figure things out on an Android. One can do so much with it thanks to the wide variety of applications (apps) that are compatible with it. Be it booking tickets for a play, movie or theatre or finding out a location, Android has made life very easy for all of us,” he says.

Negative note

Esther, a second-year student of Oxford College of Science, points out the drawbacks of an Android, which make it an inconvenient option. “The battery back-up of an Android phone is very poor. We always need to carry our chargers or USB cables. Also, Android is useless without the internet,” she says.

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