Android


  • Google's mobile operating system

  • Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes

  • All capabilities: Range from budget to super premium

  • Easiest compatibility with Google services, Google Music, other Android devices

  • Interface: Varies by manufacturers, has a small learning curve for some features

  • Key features: Free voice navigation with turn-by-turn, very customizable, Gmail

  • Next big phone release: Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone was just released

  • Next big upgrade: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is still very new, 5.0 due in 2012

  • Cons: Phone quality varies - some slow, missing features, or with poor battery life