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Android is the a globally popular mobile platform. With Android you can use all Google apps, plus thousands of apps and games are available on Google Play.


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$161,857
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What do you like best?

The most awesome aspect of android is it's google cordial boundaries and its open source in nature. android is assorted as far as its equipment and programming designation. It is more adaptable as contrast with ios. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In android gadgets there climate is dread of security. there is a chance of weakness, vindictive assaults. now and again information penetrate is likewise an issue as it is open source. The android working framework is extremely weighty and the majority of the applications running consistently in foundation in any event, when same applications has been shut by the client. They channel the battery superfluous. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This working framework much better then the iPhone on the grounds that they gives us a great deal of adaptability, usefulness, opportunity of decision as in iOS there is a restricted usefulness. Android is substantially more unrivaled in wording is application association. I have filled in as an android designer and created one of the application that is accessible in the playstore Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The best thing about Android is that it is very flexible. We can download any third party app; app that is not even on the Play Store. Also the developer option in android lets us customise many features of android. The Snapdragon processors work best with Android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The security thing in android. As the android lets us to download any third party app that is not even on the Play Store, the risk factor increases and our data can be violated. Also many apps on Play Store ask for permissions that are not even required by the app for functioning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

All is good; just keep in mind about the security thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using daily in my phone. My cellphone has a android operating system and i use it daily to Operate all my apps.

The main benefit is the the UI of android is very simple and attractive at the same time.

Stock android is very easy to operate and is very flexible.

One can even edit Excel sheets and do all the office stuff on phone itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Android mobile operating system is available for any touchscreen mobile companies manufactured mobile phones except for Apple and Microsoft mobiles.

Android is sophisticated, simple and elegant.

System updates in Android phones can be switched to run in background by continuing our work in foreground.

In each an every release of version, new features are being introduced.

Games can be played with amazing experience with Android operating system.

Its multitasking capabilities are so pleasing.

Notifications are so smoothly displayed and customized easily to stop displaying them.

Users can easily learn quickly to cope with Android operating system.

Apps and games can be downloaded from play store with less effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some applications and games might not work latest version of Android operating system (For example, WhatsApp might not work with older Android version).

Updates taken for apps and games, might fail to work fully when compared with its previous versions.

Every now and then, updates will come in play store for apps and games. Hence, data might be lost to install or update them.

Help guide is available, but it also needs internet to view it.

Sometimes it will be irritating to change the settings as they are not memorized. For example, if user changes themes, the older theme should be shown peculiar to other themes as it was already chosen.

Very less articles or blogs are present to create apps or games in Android operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Android is not required to be recommended as we cannot ignore it.

Android is an innovation that will sustain for many years to come.

Android is ruler in mobile operating systems world.

Android developers certainly has lot of creativity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android is true leader in market.

No doubt, Apple iOS is having the most flamboyant features but it is too costly and all features are not supported in iOS.

Android mobile operating system is affordable for middleclass families.

Apps and games can be developed in Android in a easy manner. The only thing is that developers should have greater level of interest.

Android makes our day-to-day tasks very efficient and productive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The best part of android is it's google friendly parameters and its open source in nature. android is very diverse in terms of its hardware and software allocation. It is more flexible as compare to ios. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In android devices there atmosphere is fear of security. there is a possibility of vulnerability, malicious attacks. sometimes data breach is also an issue as it is open source. The android operating system is very heavy and most of the apps running always in background even when same apps has been closed by the user. They drain the battery unnecessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This operating system far better then the iPhone because they gives us a lot of flexibility, functionality, freedom of choice as in iOS there is a limited functionality. Android is much more superior in terms is application organization. I have worked as a android developer and developed one of the app that is available in the playstore Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The secure environment, The blazing fast process and UI/UX is the best without a shadow of doubt. Support of tens of thousands apps makes it even better to do daily work, be it office or home. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Support of old APKs are not upto the mark. UX gets changed after security patch or android update. Ram management could be better for smooth performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One should try it atleast once. It is definitely better than other OS out there. The ease of use and access makes it different from other similar OS and the applications which are supported on Android makes it easier to do almost any kind of task. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using in smartphone is a life saver for me. Apart from that, there are many benifits we can get from android. One can use Android OS on PC using emulator to work simultaneously on windows and android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Android is a really good system based on linux which gives the possibility to access a great variety of content on your phone.

I'm developing apps on it in my enterprise and android studio makes this task really easy and comfortable.

The possibilty to develop your own apps free of charge in android studio makes this system even more interesting. As a lot of users use this system the applications developped for this system can be accessed by a lot of persons which makes it more attractive to develop for this system than for other systems.

It is great to be able to program on wiedely used programming languages like java.

As there are a lot of apps out there an inexperienced user can acees those applications and the examples and knowledge gained from developping them from previous developpers which makes the start much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes things are not so nicely desined as they are in IOs but I can live with that downside.

Sometimes basic apps use a lot of space and for unexperienced developpers solving those or other more advanced topics is quite challenging.

More expamples would help solve this issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Android is a really good system especially if you like finding your solutions on your own.

There is a big community to help you toherwise Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Through android I can use a great variety of different tools.

From the camera of my phone to calling someone to making my own apps for private and for professional use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
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What do you like best?

The best thing I like about Android is the Customisation features. In Android we customize almost everything from status bar to navigation and even the charging animation & boot animation.

Android is always famous for customisation. You can customise further if you root your phone and install magisk modules or Xposed modules. With these modules we can also tweak system performance and other features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike about Android is it's inconsistent battery life. Android is a very heavy OS which already consumes lot of battery life but sometimes I don't know what apps are running in the background killing the battery. Because of this the battery life gets inconsistent and that's what I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend you to use android because it's fun to use and explore. There are so many features of android which is pretty cool to use. Overall android is reliable and constantly evolving and improving. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android offers us many different things to do in our phone whether it is customising or gaming or doing regular calling, chatting etc. Android has improved our lives a lot. I really like how Android has improved over time and has benefited in our life. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Android is famous for giving options to users to customise the Os as to their needs. Also it gives OEM to draw a skin on top of AOSP so that OEM can adapt & modify the OS to add unique features for end users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Main concern for Android is security. Android is not know for it's security compared to IOS. Although Google is working hard to add more security features to Native OS & forcing OEM to concentrate on security features to protect data of users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Android is very user friendly & customisable OS. Play store on android contains apps for almost all needs for a person with a phone. Many apps also supports old version of Android which makes it OS which can be used for long time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android is important part of my day to day life. It helps me to stay connected to my friends & family. Also Android helps to me complete my unfinished office work on the go (eg. Working on excel, checking reports). It solves a lot of issues a person can face without a good OS. Android is very beneficial part of my life. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Android is a wonderful ,cheap,reliable, multipurpose operating system in the world of mobiles.It has one of the best developer group to bring best version everytime.Affordable for every one.Very easy to use than windows and iOS.It makes my day to day work easy like taking notes, capturing images, talking chatting, accessing the internet using social media everything has become so easy thanks to android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The least help thing about Android is that it runs lots of advertisements and security is also a one of issue because core system itself gives lots of information to google and other companies. Most of the times when you search for something on the internet, android starts displaying ads about similar items which clearly shows that they have access to user data and hence privacy is compromised. Another problem is lack of customisation. The dark mode is not like on an iOS device. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The best thing about Android is that there is wide range of applications available on the playstore with many already inbuilt applications in the phone.

It is very easy to access customizable widgets in Android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

If you are a android person you can relate that Android has bunch of features one would like:

1. 100% customizable so every brand has there own implementation over the android operating system.

2. Perfect from security point of view.

3. More frequent patches and majaor updates from google.

4. Availability of library of millions of applications through playstore.

5. Open source due to which there are insanely huge number of mods to play and experiment with.

6. Ease of use, even 4-5 years kids are able to operate android like a boss.

7. Android phones are available in all price ranges ideal for people from any background and with different financial statuses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike in Android but some minor things I would like to point are:

1. Gaming performance of flagship Android phones are most standing below iPhone's performance. It is not very significant but still noticeable in enthusiastic gamers.

2. This being observed on bit cheaper android phones, that after a year of use, android starts slowing down due to hardware limitations and frequent updates which are ideal for later models.

All in all i would say Android is a exceptionally good OS and I had to force my mind to bring out some of the minor flaws in it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android is a daily need to me. I use android as my primary phone where my primary tasks are checking mails over VPN, casual entertainment through YouTube, attending calls, browsing, social media applications and more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

1.Simple and interface makes it very easy to use.

2.Day to day tasks are so easy to manage be it making phone calls, setting up alarms , browsing the internet. Android does it all

3.Since it is a product of google, it is integrated with all google apps like chrome, drive, hangouts etc which makes life really easy

4. The price point of the operating system is cheaper compared to its competitors like blackberry os, apple os etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Stock android experience although simple doesnt provide the customisation options that is available on apple os or blackberry. A lot of applications on android are pre-installed and cannot be removed from the device. This makes it a bit laggy and unprofessional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are an iphone user and you want to shift to android go for it blindly. Yes there was a time when android was not as operable as apple os but the recent devices with android are much more optimised ans easy to handle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use android phone for my day to day purpose. Be it making phone calls, connecting to social media, browsing the internet. Android makes it all possible easy and smooth for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

User interface for use to all individual.

What a common man expect to get easily acquired with the system and start enjoying technology for different uses. Android operating make that easy.

Compare to apple it's easy to use.

All smart devices are coming with android as operating systems.

Using Android TV, Watch.

Android have easy access for all developers which makes it advantage to developers to utilise their skill to develop apps like ordering medicine online, food ordering, GPS tracking Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Security issue may be one of the threats unlike other operating system which are more secure.

Hackers can breach system and gets easy access to system.

Security should be increase with each update received in android.

Better screening of apps and restrictions on navigating to third party links should be provided. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using android from 10 yrs

1. Easy sharing of data.

2. Best apps available for different use and are readily available for each individual at free of cost.

3. Banking , Job, Search, ordering food apps are available based on Android which are good.

4. No restrictions to download any app.

5. Easy sharing via Bluetooth.

6. Ordering grocery, medicine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CTO
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Android is not afraid to innovate. People had begun to question Android's relevance after the rise of cross platform frameworks like React Native and Flutter. Besides supporting both iOS and Android, their declarative development style and hot reloading ability were greatly liked by developers. But Android has shown the way ahead with:

1. Jetpack compose: Inspired by declarative development styles of React and Flutter, it is a major upgrade over Views and XML layouts. The current imperative style development using views is more verbose, requires more boilerplate and takes more storage space. View inflation and tree traversal is expensive for the CPU. Although Jetpack compose brings a completely new development style, the two platforms remain interoperable.

2. Kotlin: Developed by JetBrains and named after a Russian island, it is Java on steroids. Google has adopted it as an officially supported language for Android. It lets developers break free from the dogma of object oriented programming, write leaner code and use advanced libraries like Coroutines and Jetpack Compose.

3. Kotlin multi-platform: Lets developers write business logic in Kotlin, and share the code with both Android and iOS. It uses ART on Android, and LLVM compiler on iOS. Unlike React Native or Flutter, it's not for hybrid apps but for business logic sharing. But it brings a new paradigm nevertheless. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Android studio: It's a slow platform and a memory hog. VSCode would be a much better platform for android developers, with faster speed and a better extension community.

2. OS fragmentation: Due to so many different versions still being used by people, there comes a trade-off between using latest features or supporting a wider range of devices. Whatsapp dropping support for old versions of Android is one such example. OEMs should provide longer update guarantees to device buyers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Play store review spam is a major problem. Google's bot based reporting system falls short of addressing this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have an app which records screen time. This app required extensive usage of Android platform APIs, so we used native android over Flutter or React Native. We discovered iOS does not let developers track screen time at all. There are a lot of use cases which would not be possible had android not provided some native APIs, like screen time recording, accessibility manager etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

There are a lot of best features

1. The first and the best thins is open source

2. Compatibility for different hardware

3. Libraries are available for development of new software which are very easy to use

4. It is upgrading so fast

5. Most of the free software are available which you can't find it in Apple IOS

6. Getting faster and faster everyday

7. Connectivity to multiple other technologies like other Andriod TVs and devices is so easy

8. Android is now a days installed in TVs, Phones, Watches, Tablets and many more

9. Very light

10. Customizable

11. Some apps are much faster

12. Google playstore is much cheaper that Apple Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Sometimes there are many memory issues

2. Slowdown the devices sometimes

3. Since multiple phone hardware using android it is causing issues with different applications running on devices with poor hardware

4. Since it is easy to develop android apps, developers are creating buggy and bad software which is causing the devices to crash sometimes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a free software so use it for good purpose and for startups it is a great Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Since it is open source any one can use Android libraries for free so saving development cost

2. A lot of apps are already available for most of the requirements so saves time and money of developing a new app

3. Google playstore is much cheaper than Apple store

4. Many google service APIs are available which is again a good thing for developers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the open source nature of the OS. It makes customising the user experience process unique for the phone OEMs. There are so many unique takes on android out in the market today that one can easily find exactly what they are looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The over the top permissions that the various apps have when you install them. Though this has improved in the last few iterations of android, however there's still a lot to do in this regard. User information security is of utmost importance and android is moving in the right direction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is important to look at your requirements before choosing an os for your smartphone. If accessibility and freedom to do anything is important, go for android because it does not have a closed out ecosystem like ios. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use android to test the alpha and beta builds of various apps in development. It is much easier to insrall/update to a new version if you have an android as compared to ios. It has drastically improved the app development time for our organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Android is open source, free, flexible and the most wonderful operating system. It has a large developer community such as https://www.xda-developers.com/ and is extremely powerful. You can install custom roms,tweak the sofrware, in short, the power lies in the hands of the user rather than a large corporation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike Google imposing restrictions in the latest versions of Android. Also, the new permission system is kind of messed up and bad from a developer perspective.Also, software updates are a pain because of fragmentation in the ecosystem.Also, there are some security concerns primarily due to its open nature,The app ecosystem is not as mature as IOS IMO,mainly because of security issues and android development isnt as close to being friendly as IOS development is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ANDROID iS MUCH SUPERIOR TO IOS. Its cheaper and its much more affordable for a wider community of people. Also, since android phones are much cheaper than IOS, you can always swap out a new phone every year, isnt that wonderful? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows me to use a smartphone at cheaper cost.Also makes my life easier on a day to day basis. It helps us to do things that were considered magic 10 years ago. Smartphones have become the centre of it all,especially during these crisis times. Yes , IOS does that too, but its significantly more affordable for the vast majority of people to use an Android phone rather than an Iphone,simply because of cost and accessibility reasons. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

1. The UI design is the most loveable section of the android.

2. It has rich User Interface and graphics.

3. Android gives yearly a new update in which we can see the new UI with enhancing features.

4. Its almost free to use its all features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. In mid range devices, OS sometimes lags too much. Must be optimised accordingly.

2. Some of the features are missing in latest Android from the older versions of android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

1. Use android isntead of other os because it has more features and support.

2. It's free of cost to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. I can do almost all official work like mail, drive, sheets work or android.

2. It can be used on the go because of it's easiness to operate.

3. Beneficial if you've to do something faster rather doing on Laptop/desktop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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