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7 Reasons Why Android is The Undefeated King in India

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If you ever raise the question, ‘Which is the best OS for smartphones?’, it is inevitable that you will end up in an endless argument that is likely to turn into name-calling. While there are other mobile platforms, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have been dominant contenders in the game.

Both companies enjoy the support of loyal fans who religiously follow every minute update and change made to the mobile platforms. But, we are the country of budget phones and a ‘value for money’ market. Android makes a perfect companion of these ideals.

Here we are listing 7 reasons why Android is the undefeated king in the Indian smartphone market.

7. Google Now works better than Siri in India

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Even Apple acknowledges this. Google Now is much better and functional in our country. It is not only faster than Siri at answering your questions but it also does a much better job at recognizing Indian accents. Furthermore, you also have an option of downloading the speech recognition files to the device for offline use in Android devices.

6. App publishing in Android is a lot easier

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Publishing an Android app is as easy as child’s play. Once you are done making the app, you just have to sign up via a handy Eclipse wizard, and you have an APK file that can run on any device. You can email it, put it up on a web site, or upload it to Google Play and make it available worldwide within the hour. Even better, you can check install statistics and crash reports, including stack traces which identify the exclusive line of code that went wrong, and you can upload a bug-fix version immediately. On the other hand, it is a nightmare to publish an Apple app.

5. Wide range of sharing options

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Android powered devices gives option of sharing media files through any installed app with sharing capabilities. That means if you want to share media file through Blogger, Tumblr, Instagram or Pinterest or any other social media app you can do it easy on Android OS devices. However, iOS restrict you to the pre-installed apps such as Message, Mail, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr for media sharing.

4. No mandatory Multimedia apps for Android

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Apple needs iTunes to sync your music and iPhoto for pictures to your iOS smartphones which is a huge drawback especially for people who use Windows on their PCs and Laptops. On the other hand, Android isn’t as bothered about where your music or pictures comes from. You can just plug in your device to your laptops or PC using a USB cable and transfer music and other multimedia files with an ease.

3. Its customizability

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If the stock Android look doesn’t suit your taste you can customise your Android smartphones. Sky is the limit with various launchers, themes and what not, available on the Play Store. You can even download an iOS 7 theme, if that is what you are into. And yes, on most Android phones, you can unlock your device to any app you want, which comes handy when you use certain apps regularly.

2. Free Apps vs Premium Apps

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It’s true Apple App store offer you many premium quality apps but most of them are paid. On the other hand, Google’s Play Store offers far more options than the App Store. Play Store has an array of genres and categories which offers amazing app (including third party apps) mostly for free or for minimal charges.

1. Android comes in Budget Friendly phones

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Android is an open source OS and is available for any manufacturer to use, while iOS is available exclusively on the devices that Apple manufactures. This makes a huge difference as Apple’s iPhones are high-end expensive phones. For an Indian, value for money matters. You can find Android OS in the extensive price range from Rs. 3,000 to 70,000. Hence, we conclude, Android is the true king of smartphones in India.

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Parul Ritvik Sood
Parul Ritvik Sood
iGyaan Network's newbie, Parul is a Writer, Poet, Reader and Mass Communication Graduate with great interest in startups and entrepreneurship.
38 comments
Siddharth Rawat
Siddharth Rawat

Not 7 reasons. Only 2 reasons needed to buy android: apps and cheap. Otherwise I ould like to buy windows or iphone

Siddharth Rawat
Siddharth Rawat

Not 7 reasons. Only 2 reasons needed to buy android: apps and cheap. Otherwise I ould like to buy windows or iphone

Vivek Tiwari
Vivek Tiwari

When Indians can buy Galaxy S5 or.Xperia Z2 i am sure they can buy iphone 5s as well. They're all hardly the same price. Indians just choose not to. Because we like value for our money which android gives.

Vivek Tiwari
Vivek Tiwari

When Indians can buy Galaxy S5 or.Xperia Z2 i am sure they can buy iphone 5s as well. They're all hardly the same price. Indians just choose not to. Because we like value for our money which android gives.

Vivek Tiwari
Vivek Tiwari

@Vishal Banik no man. Thats not true. See the stats. Android rules everywhere. It is worth noting that, according to ComScore , iOS market share in the lucrative US market is about 40%, while Android accounts for around 50% of US sales. www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-v-google-the-goliath-deathmatch-by-the-numbers-in-2014/

Vivek Tiwari
Vivek Tiwari

@Vishal Banik no man. Thats not true. See the stats. Android rules everywhere. It is worth noting that, according to ComScore , iOS market share in the lucrative US market is about 40%, while Android accounts for around 50% of US sales. www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-v-google-the-goliath-deathmatch-by-the-numbers-in-2014/

Waqas Ansari
Waqas Ansari

@anunay- I guess u'll get a reply as 'iska touch bht smooth chalta hai' lol\U0001f602

Waqas Ansari
Waqas Ansari

@anunay- I guess u'll get a reply as 'iska touch bht smooth chalta hai' lolU0001f602

Anunay Mandal
Anunay Mandal

LOL gd joke and gd xcuse....... IOS is for old uncles.....and adnroid is for current gen every apple lovers generl dialouge"apple is aplle" LOL can u tell me why shloud i buy this?

Anunay Mandal
Anunay Mandal

LOL gd joke and gd xcuse....... IOS is for old uncles.....and adnroid is for current gen every apple lovers generl dialouge"apple is aplle" LOL can u tell me why shloud i buy this?

Saptarshii
Saptarshii

it is because Indian`s love being freeloaders even when they can afford !

Saptarshii
Saptarshii

it is because Indian`s love being freeloaders even when they can afford !

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

Because iOS is very expensive for Indians, and they can't afford it, as simple as that.

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

Because iOS is very expensive for Indians, and they can't afford it, as simple as that.

Shovon Mukherjee
Shovon Mukherjee

Who the hell asked this ridiculous question in the first place?

Shovon Mukherjee
Shovon Mukherjee

Who the hell asked this ridiculous question in the first place?

Vishal Banik
Vishal Banik

the developed countries..like US,japan..

Vishal Banik
Vishal Banik

the developed countries..like US,japan..

Vivek Tiwari
Vivek Tiwari

Where in the world is android defeated anyways?

Vivek Tiwari
Vivek Tiwari

Where in the world is android defeated anyways?

Ck Maxz
Ck Maxz

hi.. can i know What is the name of the latest cyanogenmod OTA update??

Ck Maxz
Ck Maxz

hi.. can i know What is the name of the latest cyanogenmod OTA update??

Vivek Patel
Vivek Patel

Hey moto g2 photos leaked with micro sd card...

Vivek Patel
Vivek Patel

Hey moto g2 photos leaked with micro sd card...

Beny Mahajan
Beny Mahajan

The reason is because its Sastaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

Beny Mahajan
Beny Mahajan

The reason is because its Sastaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

klintondc
klintondc

Was there ever any doubt ??

Android totally owns iOS in a fight.

klintondc
klintondc

Was there ever any doubt ?? Android totally owns iOS in a fight.