There is a new kid on the block of smartphones, featuring a brand new operating system that goes by the name Android. Created by Android Inc. and Google, more Android devices are currently being sold around the world than any other smartphone available. So, what is all the fuss about?
Firstly, Android phones are faster and more powerful. Their WIFI capabilities enable you to experience the same high speed internet that you have grown to love from your home computer. As well, short of doing your laundry (although it probably could help you find a new laundry system or dry cleaner), an Android smartphone can do just about anything. Many different suggested applications come with the device, as well as include a media player with both audio and video capabilities. If you are a person who gets lost easily, a navigation application can help. If you have a hard time remembering your shopping list, plug the information into your phone and certain programs will remind you to go shopping, as well as display your list when you arrive at the grocery store. The Android system provides users almost unlimited possibilities, with over 260,000 applications available.
If you like playing on your phone, you will also enjoy state-of-the-art games, such as Angry Birds, Bubble Popper, Sudoku, Poker and Bejeweled. Not to mention, all social networking sites (including Facebook and Twitter), are found in one place with automatic streamed updates. You can still stay in touch with friends and family on these phones through instant messaging, texts, email or the old fashioned way, via a phone call.
Just in time for Christmas, Public Mobile offers a no-contract option on all of their Android phones, for less than $200. You get unlimited talk, text and data on their 3G Advanced Network. You also get a guarantee of no dropped voice calls.