Android is the Operating System used predominantly by Google as opposed to Apple’s iOS system. Another popular variant of Operating systems for electronic devices is Apache Linux, the open Source Operating System released in 1991 by Linus Torvalds.
Linux was originally developed for personal computers but is now in more common use, though not used commercially like apple or used in smartphones such as Google’s Android. While iOS and Linux each have their own advantages and disadvantages, we will be reviewing the benefits of Google’s Android System today.
One of the basic benefits of Android are the choice of smartphones that are available to purchase. The Google Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy are just two phones that use Android, and lower end models include the Asus Zenfon 2 and the Huawei’s Snap to. Another advantage of Android is that there are tens of thousands of free apps for download and installation on Google’s Play Store, and much support available online for crashes and bug fixes. For more information on how to fix any Android problems visit content //com.android.browser.site_navigation/websites. Unlike Apple apps most Android Apps are completely free and Android is an open system unlike Apple. This means you can use it with other software unlike the Proprietary Apple license. A final advantage of Google’s system is that all Android based smartphones integrate seamlessly with many Google applications – such as Chrome, Gmail and Hangouts.
The strength of Android can also be it’s weakness. The open source software that is free to all often makes it more susceptible to viruses, as it is simply less secure. Viruses and scams are more common, and Android Apps can be downloaded from a variety of different sites, as opposed to iOS which only has one central store. Another disadvantage of the Android system is that some newer applications do not work on older versions of the Android OS, which can be gotten around by simply updating to newer versions of Android. Other common Android problems (with solutions)include:
· Frequent crashing of the Google Play Store – Often meaning you have a corrupt cache.
· Insufficient device space – Can be solved by actually getting an app designed to clean up space, wipe Google Play Cache or wipe Google Play History.
· Android User Interface not working – Restart device or wipe the System UI cache.
· Downloads not working – Again, wipe cache.
· Internet not working – The most common cause of this issue is that the APN settings are not configured properly.
· Cannot Boot device – You can start your device on what is known as “safe mode”, to troubleshoot the application that is harming your device.
· All other issues – If you are experiencing issues with your device, you can choose the “Nuclear option” and get a factory reset. What this does is resets your device to exactly the way it was at manufacturing date. Remember to backup everything you need on an external drive or online before you choose this option, as you will lose everything saved or downloaded on your device
These are some commonly experienced Android problems, search google on content //com.android.browser.site_navigation/websites for more information on troubleshooting Android issues.