Open Ecosystem

Android has a lot of app stores and one of them is in the shape of Google Play (the official app store provided by Google), which comes as standard on almost every smartphone and tablet for users to find and download new software.

But unlike other companies’ approach, Android allows its users the choice to install applications from the third-party app store. You can download apps directly from a developer’s site, or install them from a flash memory card, or a third-party app store.

Of course, there are risks to installing apps from unknown sources, and it does warn you of the risks if you check the box enabling you to install apps from third parties. The key is that it gives you the choice.

Customizable UI

Google has been working hard to make Android’s user interface (UI) as flexible and customizable as possible. In doing so Google loaded Android with a host of customizable widgets. These can be used anywhere in UI and they offer updates or shortcuts to a variety of services, such as email, calendar, and massages, etc.

Open Source

The Android operating system allows developers and hardware manufacturers to make changes to the operating system’s core software. This allows the companies to make changes in the OS to work in very specific industries.

Innovations Reach the Market Quicker

Android platform has a proven track record of supporting the latest cutting-edge ideas. While casual apps still seem to appear on almost every operating system at the same time, the bigger hardware innovations almost start at Google.

There are a lot of third-party apps that give you advanced features on Android, one of the best things is that people can use it, modify it all over, and install custom versions instead of the one that comes with your phone. It will allow you a lot of system-level tweaks that you would not be able to get this easily on any other OS like Windows or IOS.

Affordable Development

You can easily get your app out in the Android market and you don’t need to pay big development fees. The application environments are free of charge and you can save a lot of money there is no limit which means that if you want to make more than one app, you can do that without any problems.

APP Distribution

With iOS apps, you need to use the Apple App Store. With Android apps, you don’t need any of that. Just publish the app where you wish. There’s no “empire” looking over your shoulder. There are a lot of third-party stores and you can publish your app very easily.


Since Android OS is affordable to buy so most of the customers love to buy Android phones because of the low price of Android phones. iOS and Windows phones are more expensive as compared to Android phones.

Advantages of Android OS over Symbian OS

Android is open source and a huge amount of Android apps is available. Android is much faster. Android operating system is used by many phone manufacturers. It is specially designed for touch-capable devices.‬
Disadvantage of Symbian
Symbian is an old and out dated operating system. Symbian operating system is especially designed for devices with keypads.

Disadvantages of Android Operating systems

Less memory storage

Android supports external storage memory but due to the small internal system storage, it is very difficult for an Android user to download heavy applications or work online with game-like applications.
Automatic closing of Apps/Games

The main drawback of the Android Operating system is that large apps are forced by the OS to close and it is very annoying for the Android user.
Data connection 

Android apps are processing most of the time in the background which leads to data connection problems.
Battery life

Android apps are processing most of the time in the background which leads to battery problems.