Whether you are an Android fan or you prefer to use iPhones, there are some things that you need to know about the newer technology that phones use. In this article we look at five shitty things that the latest technology has done in 2015.
Android is cheaper than iPhones
Regardless of what you’re looking for in a smartphone, Android and iOS have something to offer. Each has a wide variety of devices and price points to choose from. But which one will best suit you?
For starters, Apple’s iPhones have historically been more expensive when they’re first released. But over time, Apple has been able to bring them down in price. The latest iPhones are also more affordable than their predecessors. This is thanks to the company’s in-house design of the A-series chips, which are used in iPhones.
Another difference between iPhones and Android is the amount of support offered after you buy a smartphone. Android phones are often more customizable than Apple devices. Users can swap out the launcher on Android and even install a launcher from the Google Play store.
Android is dominant in low-income territories
Using Google’s Android operating system on your mobile device can result in a host of benefits. For starters, you’ll have a choice of hundreds of apps to download, and you can take advantage of Google’s Android Market to access the millions of apps that it has licensed to date. Plus, Android is a great platform on which to create your own apps, and is a breeze to port over to a new smartphone. Ultimately, Android has helped proliferate affordable mobile devices around the world. As a result, many of the world’s poorest citizens can afford to buy a smartphone for the first time in their lives.
As for the smartphone itself, Android has been an industry pioneer, proving its mettle in low-income countries with low-cost models ranging from $800 to $1,000. In addition, it has helped lower development costs for manufacturers, allowing them to compete on a more level playing field. In short, Android has helped the world’s smartphone makers to grow their businesses and their bottom lines.
Android Wear devices feel like a second screen
Depending on the device, it is easy to forget that the device is a wearable. To some extent, it is a smartwatch, but a true smartwatch requires a cell phone for data and calls. A good Android Wear device doesn’t need that. The LG Watch Sport, for example, boasts LTE, a GPS chip, and the ability to receive phone calls without a phone.
While the LG Watch Sport is a powerhouse, it is not cheap. The LG Watch Style is also a slam dunk. It is a far more sophisticated wearable, but a premium price tag means it will be outsold by the likes of the Samsung Gear and Apple Watch. And, like most smartwatches, the device is bulky. However, the nifty touches make the watch an attractive option for the fashion conscious.
Cell phone use is limited in the National Radio Quiet Zone
Those living in the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000 square-mile area in the mountainous eastern United States, are not permitted to use their cell phones. This is the only place in the U.S. where wireless Internet is outlawed.
The area is home to the world’s largest steerable radio telescope. This facility attracts top researchers from around the world. The telescope spans 2 acres and can hear millions of miles away.
The Quiet Zone was created by the Federal Communications Commission in 1958. It is a 13,000 square-mile area that stretches across eastern West Virginia and parts of northern Virginia.
The Quiet Zone is home to America’s flagship fleet of radio telescopes. The telescopes are operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). They are located in Green Bank, West Virginia. The telescopes are nicknamed the “great big thing” in local parlance.
Teens sleep less than seven hours a night
Getting enough sleep is essential for adolescents’ physical and mental wellbeing. Lack of sleep can increase a teen’s risk of depression, anxiety and heart disease. It can also lead to poor academic performance.
The National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey on teen sleep in 2006 and found that 87 percent of high school students got less sleep than recommended. Teens should get at least nine hours of sleep each night to achieve optimal health.
A study conducted by UCLA researchers found that teenagers sleep less than their peers of the same age, but that’s not the only factor that influences sleep. There are also social and cultural factors that play a role.
The study looked at eight29 adolescents ranging in age from ninth to twelfth grades. They used questionnaires to find out about their sleep habits. It found that teens who slept less than eight hours per night were less likely to accurately judge their sleep adequacy, and that those who slept less were less likely to volunteer to help others.