Android is the worlds most popular mobile platform. With Android you can use all the Google apps you know and love, plus there are more than 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play to keep you entertained, alongside millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies. Android devices are already smart, and will only get smarter, with new features you wont find on any other platform, letting you focus on whats important and putting you in control of your mobile experience.
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When you sign in to your phone or tablet with Google, you can access all of your Google stuff (contacts, photos, Gmail and more) quickly and easily. You can also enjoy all of your favorite entertainment across your Android devices and even your computer — no wires, no syncing.
Google Play is the easiest way to enjoy all your favorites — no wires, no hassle, just pure entertainment. You can now read, listen and watch anywhere you want — on your tablet, phone, or in any browser at play.google.com. Forget about cables and syncing: your favorite music, movies, books, apps and games are instantly available across all of your devices and on the web.
Millions of people already use Android because it makes your mobile device so much more powerful and useful. On Android, the home screen, web browser, email and everything in between are designed to make your life easier. And because Android is open, you can create a unique mobile experience that’s just right for you.
Put the important stuff right within reach and interact with your favorite apps directly from your home screen with widgets — see the latest sport scores, view your favorite photos, check the weather or peek at your inbox all without having to open different apps or leave the home screen.
An easy-to-read notification tray gives you quick access to your calls, incoming texts, and new emails in a non-intrusive way.
With Android, you can quickly and seamlessly switch between apps and pick up whatever you were doing. Juggling multiple tasks at once on a mobile device has never been easier.
Control your Android device with your voice. Simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text — more than 30 languages supported. Text appears in real time, so there’s no waiting.
Capture special moments with great photos and videos, explore your shots and quickly share your favorites in any way that you want.
Your Android device is already smart, and it’s only going to get smarter. Android was the first to bring you features on certain devices like Face Unlock — which uses facial recognition to let you unlock your device with a smile, Android Beam — which lets you share contacts, directions and more by touching two devices together, and Google Now — which brings you just the right information, before you even ask.
review (16GB - pebble blue, T-Mobile) The good: The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE/HSPA+ 42 capability, a zippy dual-core processor, and a strong 8-megapixel camera. S Beam is an excellent software enhancement, and the handsets price is right. The bad: The Galaxy S3s screen is too dim, and Samsungs Siri competitor, S Voice, disappointed. The bottom line: Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone thats neck and neck with the HTC One X.
The good: The beautifully designed HTC Droid DNA features a quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4G LTE, a sharp 5-inch screen, an excellent camera, and long battery life. The bad: The Droid DNAs large size makes it tricky to fit in tight pockets, and it lacks both an SD card slot and a removable battery. The bottom line: With quad-core power, 4G LTE, a lovely 5-inch screen, and a stunning design, the $199.99 HTC Droid DNA is currently Verizons best Android deal.
The good: The competitively priced LG Nexus 4 delivers a pure and polished experience with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, its powered by a snappy quad-core processor, and its packed with new photo-editing and camera features. The bad: The Nexus 4s construction is solid but uninspiring, its call volume is too low, and it lacks 4G LTE. The bottom line: While the LG Nexus 4 wins on internal performance and user experience, anyone shopping for an unlocked phone should consider a comparable LTE handset first.
The good: The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon) offers fast performance, a big eye- popping screen, and luxurious design. It also has great call quality, lots of storage, 4G data speeds, and unbeatable battery life. The bad: The Droid Razr Maxx HDs major weakness is a camera that produces subpar images. The phone is filled with Verizon bloatware as well. The bottom line: Motorolas fast, stylish Droid Razr Maxx HD offers outstanding battery life, but its camera captures unimpressive images.