6 Biggest Myths About Android

July 24, 2014 Tech

Kinkoo-android-battery-charger1. Android is complicated

There was a belief that Android platform is too hard for the average user. But in fact, not really, and there is no significant difference in usability between any of the major mobile platforms. If you want to use the phone, simply tap the phone button. You can pick your contacts, or just dial directly. Want to text? Tap it. Pictures and videos are stored in gallery, and if you want to turn on settings, simply pull down from the top screen and tap the button and continue working/playing/using the app you were in previously.

2. Android is android, used one you use them all

This is a huge one, Android phones are WORLDS apart. The user experience on say a Droid is not the same as the user experience on a Note 2 or a Galaxy S III, or even the One X. Don’t even get started on high end vs low end android. You can’t pick up a low end android and say that you tried android and it just simply sucks. Totally different experience – just like that you wouldn’t buy an iPhone 3GS and expect it to perform like an iPhone 5S. Instead, the lack of restrictions on Android is a generally a good thing because you get loads of different devices at different price points.

3. Android needs a task killer

As much as this is obvious, people still uses it. So much, that it is annoying. Android handles apps and tasks well. However, there is an exception, and that is when the app constantly freezes or crashes and you need to restart it. If that’s the case, there’s a “Running Apps” section, where you can force close apps under system settings. So you won’t need 3rd party Task Killers, EVER. So un-install it immediately!!!

4. Malware will infect your phone

It’s no doubt that malware exists and there are plenty of people trying to infect your smartphone, but for the average user Android is secure enough. You don’t need anti-virus apps, unless you download a lot from untrusted source. Every app that is installed on Android has to ask for permissions, if you know (and you should) what you’re downloading, anti-virus is nothing.

5. Android apps crash more than any other mobile OS

Actually, that’s not true. Various studies, like this one at Forbes based on Crittercism data have shown that iOS apps crash more often than Android apps. Complaints about it being a particular issue on Android could be related to our last point about cheap hardware. Underpowered hardware, manufacturer UIs, and carrier bloatware could all have an impact, but they don’t point to any instability or performance issue inherent in Android.

6. Battery Calibration (Draining then fully charging)

People think that this is good for your battery life, but it isn’t. The only thing that this does is make the system read the battery percentage more accurate. Doing this once per month might help you improve read battery  better, but it isn’t necessarily at all.

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