Android Vs Symbian is a common subject of interest, but a there is much to know! There are many differences between the two operating systems and detailed analysis can help a person figure out which one gets a better score. Android is definitely the latest operating system in comparison to Symbian, but that does not mean it is better in every aspect.
The winds of change from Symbian to Android have been quite noteworthy. It seems that this shift is primarily due to the up-gradation feature of Android devices. In case of a Symbian smartphone, the version of the operating system cannot be upgraded. That means, if a Symbian user wants to upgrade to s60v3 to s60v5, it cannot be done, whereas, if a person wants to upgrade an Android device from 1.6 to 2.1, it can be easily carried out.
In terms of appearance, Android is better than the old Symbian OS platform. Former devices have an attractive look and alluring drop down options, contrarily in Symbian, the menu styles, video interface, music library, and phone book looks like the file manager and the browser. So, in this category the Android platform is a clear winner.
The aspect of battery life is another important feature to check out. Symbian was designed for low energy consumption and its devices consume much less power than its Android counterparts. Although there are mixed opinions on this aspect, the innumerable reviews over the internet point out that the power spent in Android devices is much higher because the applications remain active even when the device is idle. It automatically connects to the internet data and continuously remain in sync with the it.
Privacy is very important factor to discuss at this point. It may seem, that the Android is ahead of the closest rival Symbian platform in every way, but it is not. The Symbian platform can be used without disclosing much private information. If someone wishes to use the OVI store, it can be done without creating an OVI email account. Whereas Android, along with Google, provides the normal applications of the company. Google already has a good deal of private information in their kitty through the search engines. So, in the comparison of Android Vs Symbian operating systems, the later one wins with respect to privacy.
After sale service differs as per the brand of the device. There are quite contradicting reviews among people when it comes to this aspect of the operating systems. Nokia has much better services according to the general perception and reviews, whereas, Android does not have that kind of positive reputation.
Processors in Android phones are much better than in Symbian devices. With frequencies up-to 1GHz, the Android phones have much better resolution. The Symbian device loses the battle here against the more powerful processors of the Android counterparts. Namely, the graphics processor of the Android devices provides a great performance and is (3-4) times better.
The applications available to the Android users are much “cooler” and varied than the Symbian apps. The former derives its applications directly from Google.com via the PLAY button, whereas, Symbian apps are provided by the Nokia OVI store. The huge variety of the Google.com applications has enticed millions of people and are superior in many ways. So, it is quite evident that there are many of aspects of Android Vs Symbian, including the two operating systems, which need to be evaluated by consumers before they purchase either phone.
Opinion By Sunando Basu