Why Google Android Is Going to Lead the Smartphone User Chart this Year?

January 31, 2016 Android iOS News Windows

Now that there are endless smartphones begin for your attention, you may still be in the “not yet decided” boat. Well, that’s normal. Hardly have you spied the latest smartphone when you start anticipating another one.

Now, if you are already a smartphone user just wanting to upgrade your experience, you may be torn between Google Android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows. As we have seen from the trend that ended last year, more and more people are joining Android, and there is a reason why the Android fan base keeps swelling.

Android vs iOS


Unlike Apple iOS, Android is a numbers game. You will never be stuck with just a smartphone type for a whole year. If you want choice, Android can give you that. Granted, you might have to face a minefield in selecting your Android device. You may even have to deal with brand names you have never heard before. But after a quick research and a little patience, you will be rewarded with a nicer choice.

If you are still new to the Android OS, the top brands for this Google owned OS are Xiaomi, Samsung, HTC, Sony, OnePlus, Huawei, and Moto. There are others, but these are the top-notch manufacturers of Android smartphones.

Open Source

When you join the Android bandwagon, you will be handed an open source, ready-made and affordable platform. This has enabled many companies like OnePlus to come up with a high end, yet affordable smartphone. This means that you will have the opportunity to purchase affordable smartphones, variety of choices while still in the same ecosystem.

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Variety in User Interfaces

Take Apple for instance. Whichever of their smartphones you are buying, you are stuck with a single user interface. Android on the other hand gives you choices. With different manufacturers coming up with their own version of Android skins, you can never be bored with the user interfaces. If you are tired of one, it is easy to switch to another.


There are sheer number of apps on the Android platform. And that alone has created a wide gap with it and other OS. As at the time of writing this, there are 1.5 million apps for download from the Android market. And only 1.4 million are available for iOS. Other platform like Windows are really lagging behind.


The features listed above are just some of the features you can’t get with iOS. And this year, we expect the Android platform to take a bigger chunk of the market share because of the capability it gives users. Even this year, we are already expecting more new features.