10 ways to make Android faster, more productive and more secure than iPhone
Some ammunition to keep bragging Apple users at bay
By Jeff Vance | Network World US | Published: 17:13, 15 May 12
iPhone users love to brag about their phones. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles’ heel is a big one: security. Android’s openness and large market share mean that it’s a juicy target for attackers.
Yet, Android’s openness also provides benefits. It allows for more customisation; its apps are usually cheaper and various handset manufacturers are able to offer significantly different form factors. With a little tweaking, you can speed up and optimise Android in ways that will make iPhone users’ heads spin.
Go to the Opera
One of the major benefits of using the popular browser Opera Mini is that its cloud engine compresses data by as much as 90%. It features tabbed browsing, support for widgets and the ability to set advanced privacy features, such as the ability to automatically clear passwords, cookies and browsing history. The advantage for Android users: the ability to use Opera Mobile instead of Opera Mini. Opera Mobile supports Flash and 3D graphics, has an HTML 5 engine and has a device-side web rendering engine for higher fidelity browsing. It also allows you to access your camera from your browser.