Android It's not just an operating system for mobile devices, much less, it's more than that. Android does a lot for the world of technology, provides solutions, brings new ideas, provides an interconnected world.
Of course, he is not the only one, but we certainly now see things that were unthinkable a few years ago, and this is thanks to Android. Do you want to see some examples?
Cheap smartphones for everyone
It's hard for a true smartphone lower than ? 300 free price, very very complicated. Just to give you an idea, the typical Nokia Prepaid, for example a 2730, it can cost if we buy almost ? 100 free, but the good thing about Android is that being a multi-brand OS, some manufacturers bet on cheap phones. We've always seen the example of Geeks?Phone in this case, but we go further.
For example, we have the case of Samsung Galaxy Precedent, a prepaid / free Android smartphone that has just come out in the United States, more specifically in the WalMart chain stores. his price is 150 $, that is to say it does not reach ? 105, is crazy for a phone of these characteristics, although obviously it is not the believe me of the believe me, but for that price we have some characteristics Nothing negligible:
- 800 MHz processor
- 384 MB of RAM
- 2MP rear camera
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- 3.2 ? screen with a resolution of 320 × 480
Hopefully something like this will arrive in Europe soon, because this opens up a wide range of people to have a smartphone. We leave you a video for you to see in action:
But if there is an example of how Android is opening the market to people who cannot pay ? 500 for a phone or do not want to commit to a company and a contract, it is the case of Huawei Ideos, an Android phone that costs just over ? 50.
Our Xataka Android colleagues told us a few days ago, the success this phone is having in Kenya. In this case we talk about a phone with a 2.8 ? screen, a 3.2MP camera and 256 MB of RAM.
But it opens a range of possibilities to users in the country with applications that can be put to good use. Like M-Farm (application to advertise our agricultural products and their prices), MEDKenya (in beta still closed, but trying to inform the Kenyan society about diseases, symptoms, treatments …), or Kenyan Football For Android (application you would do the delights of Maldini, Axel Torres or our teammates of Tu Futbolin).
Not to mention niche phones, that is, those dedicated to specific population groups: children, women, youth, seniors, entrepreneurs … Even for people with tight pants who want to easily take their cell phone out of their pocket.
There is everything, and that is the good thing about Android, which is popularizing the world of smartphones and that enters through different interest groups. Like Manzana revolutionized the smartphone concept with its iPhone and it is the germ from which all this starts.
Resuscitating dead gadgets
You will have read that HP It is going to discontinue the development and manufacturing of the devices on which the WebOS operating system was running, for example you could do it thanks to our colleagues from Omicrono. So the Palm or the TouchPad are in the doldrums precisely because of that. They are dead … or not?
I have already told you a thousand times, the best thing about Android is us, community, and we may find a wonderful example. What if Android will revive the circuits of these devices, for example the tablet from HP, the Touchpad?
Well yes, friends, the developments have begun to make this a reality. And it becomes more important, when since yesterday the price of the TouchPad in the United States to $ 99, which can turn this into the cheapest Android tablet on the market.
Groups like TouchDroid have got to work and are already preparing their first version to be able to make Android the OS of these devices. They will have to start with Gingerbread, given that the code of Honeycomb it will not be released (at least for the moment), and they want to start before the departure of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Home automation and cars of the future begin to come true
You have already seen more than once that there are several appliances with Android, and they are always displayed throughout the technology fairs. And we don't talk about televisions, because that's what Google TV is for, of course, with Honeycomb and everything.
We refer to refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, dishwashers and all this. Everything that can facilitate our daily life within our own home, with Android as a brain. Hence the idea of ??Android @ Home, the project of home automation what Google is developing and that showed us in the Google I | O of this year (if you have not seen it, take a look at the article we did).
And of course, the cars, every time we hear more news about car manufacturers that are negotiating with Android to be able to put the operating system in their cars. Manufacturers such as Saab, BMW, Ford have announced that in a very short time their vehicles can count on the help of Android.
As you see friends, Android is everywhere, but it is revitalizing certain sectors and synergies in the technological world, and that is always good, and more when the beneficiaries are the end users. Android gives a lot to the world of technology, of course.