Android is the most popular mobile phone operating system of today, occupying more than 80% of the smartphone market all around the globe. The reason behind the popularity of this Google made OS are many. Among them, the top factor is definitely the number of apps in Google play store. Android is a much simpler platform to develop an app thus, attractive for qualified and creative developers with cool, innovative ideas. Also, it is much easier to earn good amount of cash through Android apps than iOS, Blackberry, Tizen or Microsoft apps. This made more and more quality app developers start developing innovative and interesting apps for this platform. Among them, many are games, news, photo editing, security apps and many other different categories. And without any doubt, this rich amount of qualified apps in the Android market which is called Google Play Store, made Android come this far. Also, the cool and simple user interface, popular brands such as Samsung, Sony, Symphony, Walton, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo using this OS in their smartphones, cheap price etc. are some other causes for the popularity of this operating system.
Likewise other countries, Android smartphone craze in Bangladesh is rising every day. Here in this page you will find latest released Android mobile or smartphone price in Bangladesh from over 25 brands including Samsung, Symphony, Walton, Sony, LG, HTC, Micromax, Maximus, Huawei, Asus, Oppo, Mycell, Lava, Okapia, Alcatel, Intex, Motorola, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Lava etc.
After the first release in September 2008, this operating system is constantly being upgraded to match the latest technological standard or in other words, it is constantly trying to bring a better technology and user experience through its new versions and updates. The Android update history goes like this – Alpha (1.0), Beta (1.1), Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0–2.1), Froyo (2.2–2.2.3), Gingerbread (2.3–2.3.7), Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4), Jelly Bean (4.1–4.3.1), KitKat (4.4–4.4.4, 4.4W–4.4W.2), Lollipop (5.0–5.1.2), Marshmallow (6.0), Nougat (7.0) and Oreo (8.0). In the Marshmallow version in 2016, Google added some highly innovative features and made some core optimization. Android Marshmallow has App stand-by mode for powerful battery saving, “Now on Tap” to get useful information fast, core security improvement such as limited access permission for any app at any time etc. The Nougat version optimized the battery performance, overall performance, and interface. Oreo became even faster than Nougat by optimizing background processes.
Like everything else in the world, this popular platform also has some drawbacks or negative sides. The strongest one is the security. Because the OS is quite flexible and open, hackers can attack much easier in Android devices than BlackBerry or iOS as these systems follow more strict rules for developing and publishing apps in their platforms. So, if you are highly concerned about your privacy, you may like to consider iOS operating system from Apple or Windows OS from Microsoft. Other than the security issue, Android is actually quite a charm.
Some of the worldwide most popular Android apps are Whats App, Facebook messenger, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram etc.