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November 7, 2022 No Comments

by Kristiyan Moore

Android is the most popular mobile operating system worldwide. Currently, it has over 2.7 billion active users amounting to more than 70% market share. In comparison, the iPhone has 1.2 billion active usJim Kirkers, and iOS is the second most popular smartphone OS.

Being in the top spot frequently comes with a price. Android is often at the center of many rumors, which we hope to dispel in this article. Firstly the fierce competition between Androids and iPhones makes a perfect environment for myth manufacturing. Second, Android is owned by Google. Google is so big it naturally attracts controversy, and sometimes it extends to Androids.

It’s not a good practice to believe in myths. Whether you’re an Android user or a potential buyer, we aim to give you a better view of the actual situation. Here’s the first myth:

1.   Android Is an Insecure Device.

One of the most common myths is that Android is packed with malware and viruses. This hyperbolized attitude comes primarily from iPhone users because these operating systems handle security very differently.

Firstly, Apple has tight control over its App Store. On the other hand, Google is relatively liberal with Google Play, allowing more developers to use it. This difference is misinterpreted as Google Play being a breeding ground for viruses and unsafe to use. Even though some malware makes it through to the store, you most likely will not stumble upon it if you know how to use the Internet. You don’t have to worry if you don’t download shady apps without reading reviews first.

Some even argue that Google’s liberal attitude is benefiting security. Google Play allows more security apps in its store than Apple. You don’t have to use an AntiVirus on Android, but if you want to maximize your device security settings, you can choose among the many AVs available in Google Play. The same applies to password managers, VPNs, ad blockers, and other cybersecurity essentials. Google Play has a lot to offer.

2.   Android Is of Cheap Quality.

Another myth that relates to iPhone competitors is the quality of Android smartphones. It’s no secret that, in general, iPhones are more expensive. However, regarding Androids, the price does not directly relate to quality. Google had a different business strategy when introducing Androids, sacrificing price and profit for a more considerable user amount. In other words, they wanted as many people using Androids as possible. Making them cheaper was a way to achieve that.

One thing Google did not sacrifice was quality. On the contrary, many users got high-quality devices for an affordable price. What’s more, many expensive Android models provide numerous premium benefits compared to other manufacturers. Android’s pricing relates more to Google’s business model than the quality of the device.

3.   You Need an Android App-Killer.

This myth has been around for quite some time without any good reason. It was speculated that Androids become very slow without manually closing the apps. Furthermore, some developers launched Android app-killers that should save energy and increase performance.

In reality, Androids are perfectly capable of managing the system’s resources. When smartphones entered the tech industry, the lags were typical. After all, it took time to improve their CPUs, add more RAM, etc. Nowadays, there’s no need to close apps for better performance. You can leave Android apps open in the background, and the OS automatically sets the priorities for optimal performance.

Final Words

To summarize, Androids are frequently targeted by myths. There are many smartphone manufacturers, but you need to decide on facts. Android excels in many ways, and depending on your needs might be an ideal smartphone choice.

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