Open source applications: The Android world is full of lakhs of applications and they are absolutely free. Thousands of games entertainment apps come for free in the Android world.More smartphones functioning on Android: Big smartphone giants, i.e., HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson are using the Android applications. The user can freely use the Android smartphone as per his choice. Whereas, iOS is limited to Apple only.The ROM can be easily installed and modified of the Android-based smartphones. Besides the availability of customized ROMs, there are many easy to use functionalities in Android. Moreover, the Android operating systems interface is quite simple as compared to other operating systems.The widgets help in accessing a variety of settings from the home screen. This makes the ergonomics to maneuver the smartphone very strong.
The Android applications might be cost effective but they need a continuous and uninterrupted internet connection. A lot of money needs to be spent on costly GPRS packets.Being on open source platform has some downsides too. Too many ads are posted on the play store that further slows down the pace of this operating system.It is always an Achilles' heels for Android, a lot of processes running in the background consume a lot of energy. The Android-based smartphones face a lot of criticism for this strength zapping weakness.An opens source operating system invites a lot of attacks. The Android-based applications are notoriously infamous for containing malicious viruses. Some of them to mention are Ground Force, Counter-Strike, etc. Apple iOS is proud that it thoroughly checks the integrity of applications before making them available.