Having a smart phone that uses the Android system in your hand is like having the world on the tip of your fingers. If you are not yet familiar with the term ‘Android’, it is an operating system for smart phones and tablets that allows you to run many applications on your smart phone or tablets. One of the main reasons why phones and tablets using the Android system have been a market leader is that Android allows the users to develop their own applications by having developers write applications that can extend the function of the phones or tablets. However, before you decide to get a new Android phone or a new Android tablet, it is always best to investigate the pros and cons.
Using an Android phone or tablet will give you the freedom to experiment with the latest mobile phone technology. You can develop any applications that you like, or simply just use the great applications that are already available. Android is best used by those who love to update to and experiment with the latest application technology. If you are not that type of person, your Android might not be utilized fully if you cannot be bothered to learn to do these various technical things with your phone or tablet. Secondly, when it comes to choices, Android is available from several manufacturers. Of the renowned brands, HTC Android is still at the top. Besides smart phones and tablets, Android also comes with more specific devices such as media players and devices designed specifically for reading purposes. The wide variety of choices will surely confuse you. You need to investigate the benefits and downsides of each device and each brand. You might also want to consider buying an Android phone that is associated with a particular service provider. However, it is not possible to change from one provider to another with those types of phones. In some cases it may be possible, but the modification could be expensive.
The last important thing you need to do when you have an Android phone or tablet is to always upgrade the software. If not, your Android will not be up to date, since Android releases software upgrades on a frequent basis. The cons from doing software upgrades is that upgrading to new software versions will require support from the providers and manufacturers, and that might or might not happen. Thus, people instead change from one Android phone to newer one with the latest software version, from the earliest 1.5 version to 2.3, named Gingerbread, since upgrading might or might not be possible.