We might be aware of these two terms and usually we here that our Mobile is based on Symbian operating system or Android operating system, but we always curious to know , how exactly these Operatin System affect the performance and experience of our Mobile.
If we talk about age of these Operating System, Android is younger than Symbian, so it is more energetic in performance. Android OS is acquired by Google and Nokia is coming with updated versions of Symbian OS with increased performance and experience.Though Symbian OS is strong and updating with new features and software, but still Android OS is leader of mobile market due to its fast performance and easily available features and products.
So here is brief discussion on these two operating system :
- OPERATING SOFTWARE or FIRMWARE
Main feature of Android operating system is that you can update firmware or operating system anytime. like if you are using Android phone with version 1.6 Android and want to upgrade to Android version 2.1 then you can easily upgrade using your phone or computer. But it is not possible in Symbian , like if you are using a phone with symbian s60v3 and want to upgrade to s60v5, then only way is to buy a new Mobile Phone.
- CHANGING PHONE FEATURES
If you use SYMBIAN phone and want to change the way how your menu looks, the way how your gallery looks and how your videosq and music liabrary looks and how your notes and documents and messages, mms, and phone book looks the way your browser and file manager looks.Then you can download and install new applications available out there and use them for the purpose but that will take all your precious phone memory and also will not act, as your default application. If you don’t want this to happen then you can find a custom firmware for your phone that satisfy all your needs and flash it but that is risky as we saw before.
But in an ANDROID, you can acctually do little tweaks and treaks.By removing your default file browser and downloading and installing new file browser. That , It is no risky stuff no memorry eaten by an extra useless application that you don’t need and the new downloaded application act as your default application.
- PROCESSOR and Its SPEED
Now processor is very important to run high end applications, in a Symbian phone you cannot see what speed your processor runs on. But ,In an Android there are some applications,that not only gives you look of your processor speed, but also can help you control it and help you save your battery by going to minimum speed or help you run high end applications on your phone smoothly by going to maximum speed.
Android phones need more processor power and internal memory, so they save money on other materials and components. With the same amount of money, you can buy a Symbian phone with better materials and hardware features than any Android device.
Ovi Maps are far better than Google Maps. It is not needed to be on-line to use Ovi Maps, and you can get guided voice directions anywhere in the world.
Usually, Android phones do not have dedicated camera buttons, including the controls on the touch screen. Sensors, optics and overall camera, video and picture quality are worse than their Nokia counterparts.
- BATTERY LIFE
Symbian was designed for a low energy consumption. Symbian smartphones have a better battery life than Android ones.
Android ‘with Google’, includes the usual Google apps. This company already has a lot of personal information from its users derived from the search engine. I am afraid to give Google, or any other big company, my mobile information: search, mail or location. With Symbian you are not relying so much on Nokia, for example, I have the option to use Ovi Store without having an Ovi email account.
overall we can say Android Operating System is best because it gives you a power to do something new with your Phone like upgrade features, look of menu and performance. But it does not mean that Symbian Operating System is weak, you will get all features in Symbian but with some limitation.