Internet has become a powerful medium for spreading word, including fake news, gossip, or myth. Once spread on the internet, you can’t stop it even if it’s an outright lie.
This also for the mobile operating system, there are many misconceptions associated with Android and the myth continues to grow. Here are five common myths about Android:
1. Android is complicated
Many people think that a smartphone with Android operating system was difficult to use. In fact, there is no significant difference in usability between any of the major mobile platforms.
This because most Android users came from feature phones, the platforms we used before were filling up with perplexing icons and layers of hidden menu options. Android was extremely intuitive by comparison, and the user experience has been streamlined further with each new version.
2. Android task killers improve battery life and performance
This is one of the most pervasive myths in the Android community. Many people have the mistaken impression that Android task killers will significantly improve battery life and performance.
There are a number of cases where a task killer Android that improve the performance, a phenomenon which undoubtedly added to the myth. If you kill a poorly written application that has a memory leak, then you might notice a boost of your performance.
You also may notice a better performance if you kill a task that has encountered a critical error, in which case it will continue running in the background even after you switch applications.
The first problem can be solved by removing the problematic app, while the second problem can be solved by restarting your Android. In other words, Android task killers are almost useless.
3. Android has lots of malware
There’s no doubt that Android malware is widely circulated but for the average user Android is secure enough. There are many ways to prevent android malware from infiltrating your Android device.
First, you can start by installing a security app on your phone. Don’t worry most of the apps are available for free in the Google play store.
Second, do not install apps from outside of Google Play Store as most malware comes from a third party source. Apply the same common sense you would browsing the web on your computer – don’t click on suspicious links or open suspicious email attachments. Last but not least, don’t root your Android phone.
4. Android is crashes more often than other competitors
In the early days of Android, many people said the platform being laggy. There have also been claims that Android apps are crashes more often than any other platforms.
Every smartphone users must have ever experienced crashes. Complaints about Android phones is likely to come from low-cost smartphone with underpowered hardware, which has a customizable interface, as well as bloatware installed.
5. Rooting is illegal
It’s one of the most common myths about Android that have been floating around for a while now.
While it’s true that your device no longer remains under warranty once you have rooted it, but it’s completely legal to do so. In 2010, Federal regulators in the US announced it was legal to jailbreak or rooting a phone. So if you did not root your device simply because it was illegal, now is the time for you to go ahead with it.