Traditionally speaking, if you were a business owner, you picked up a blackberry. It was the phone that represented just about everything there is about business, which meant that it was a status symbol as much as it was a basic phone. Thankfully, there are new options coming into the corporate cell phone market, and one of those options is definitely the Android lineup of phones.
There’s a solid reason why Android phones are becoming increasingly appealing to business owners. For starters, the open platform means that new features and applications can be created specifically for the business functions they want. For example, a small shipping company can get a custom Android app created for their phones and get all the functionality they need without having to wait for the long turnaround times that can sometimes plague phones from other handset platforms. The open nature means that the development cycle is potentially less, since other open source programs can be used as models for other applications.
Another point is that the technology on the Android platform is generally more cutting edge, since that’s where a lot of people are focusing their attention. The business case for getting the best technology has been proven over and over again. Contrary to popular belief, staying with current technology makes it easier to run a proper business, since you will not have to fight for legacy support on obsolete systems. This same concept is why Android phones are popular with business owners, since they are assured of a certain level of functionality from the beginning that will definitely be here to stay. Continue reading “Why Android Phones are Becoming Increasingly Popular with Business Owners”
Mobile gaming is becoming just as popular as social networking, texting, and tweeting. The great thing about the Android software is that it caters to the gaming fanatics everywhere. Let’s take a look and see what some of the best word/puzzle games are available on Android smart phones. Whether waiting in line at the airport, a concert, or anywhere for that matter, you can occupy your time with mind teasers and puzzle games.
Trivial Pursuit – New game play and updated questions keep this game as fresh as it has always been, and now it can be played live on a network of other people playing against you. While supporting new game modes it also offers classic game modes as well and gives you the option to play against the computer or up to four other people in a live game.
365 Puzzle Club – These number puzzles offer you a different puzzle every day of the year and gives you three different game modes to choose from: Calendar mode gives you the new puzzle every day, Seasonal mode is a gradual progression of multiple puzzle types, and Quick play mode allows you to play pick up games like Sudoku, Tempenki, and Kakuro.
Tropical Sudoku – If you are a Sudoku fan then this is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Four difficulty levels and a large variety of boards to choose from make it fresh and fun for countless times playing. It even has a built in scratch pencil to help make notations for later. It has save features as well as a relaxing tropical theme.
Movie Quiz – You have played this game in the bars and now you can play right on your phone. There is a built in link to the game that ranks your answers on IMDB against other players to see how well you match up with thousands of questions related to movie trivia.
WordSearch – This very appealing and age-old classic is great for players of all ages. The app will come with 16 different themes and a variety of categories. There are so many puzzle games in this app it will keep you busy for countless hours. You will also never need to purchase the little books at the bookstore or grocery store anymore.
Up until now, the only reason a person might choose to purchase an unbranded cell phone was to save money. The operating systems of unbranded cell phones have been nothing more than a choice between clunky interfaces, home made systems, or illegal ones.
These same unbranded phones running Google Android Operating Systems could get a much better reception around the world. Just the association with the Google Android Operating System would help them to gain acceptance and recognition. The opinion is that in a very few years users might be able to purchase relatively inexpensive cell phones equipped with the Android Operating system. This means that a person could potentially purchase a less expensive unbranded phone that would possess many of the capabilities of phones available from famous brand names.
Another possible result of Android Operating Systems being made available to unbranded manufacturers is that some of these manufacturers could gain worldwide popularity and become recognizable brands themselves. This is already happening in China, with the Sciphone. These phones have a rather infamous international reputation with their iPhone clones. However, using Android OS it is possible that companies like CECT (the manufacturers of Sciphone) could begin to produce their own brand awareness by building good quality original cell phones rather than fakes. It is yet to be shown if any of these manufacturers of fakes can make the jump to innovator through use of the Android OS. Continue reading “Google Android OS – Potential Boost for Unbranded Phones”