A software stack for mobile devices, Android, includes an operating system that is designed for installing thousand of applications that is not possible in a simple mobile phone. This feature makes it different from the other phones and that is why the phones having Android in them are called as smartphones. Android phones are branded as “Droids“ .Most of the Android smartphones is touch-screen devices but few are having hardware keyboards. Android is the first choice of the working class these days because of its fantabulous business applications. You can install thousands of android applications without spending a single penny. Its applications are written in Java and anyone who knows Java can easily operate the applications. This feature makes the documentation very easy. You can even publish your own made applications without any trouble. Licensing fee is also very economical. Inter application integration is possible with Android that is not provided by the other softwares. The market of Android is a bustling hub of downloadable games and tools. You can customize your phone. It is the feature that is provided by Android only; no other phone offers you this feature. You can set your own desktop screen. You can create shortcuts and comprehensive menu for your ease. Google maps navigation is only available on Android phones. The applications that every person wants to have in his/ her mobile are made possible by only Android because most of its applications are free. iPhone that is famous for its flawless working and applications is left behind Android because its business applications are not free. Secondly iPhone colors are models are very limited whereas Android software is in Nokia, Samsung, Blackberry, tablets etc. Face book which is the most used social site these days works well on android. Updating status, photos, and posts is just a single click away. Everything is in your hand. You feel that you have having a mini laptop in your hand. Parents also like smart phones because they can easily check the activities of their teens by installing spy softwares in their phones. The choice is yours which phone do you want. If you re brand and status conscious you will definitely go for iPhone. But if you want the good featured mobile in a normal range you will blindly go for Android. Different mobile brands are offering different applications. Not all the applications are offered by all the Android smartphones. The latest models are offering more easy access to the applications. For example, spread a screen to zoom in or out is not offered by all the Android phones. The more you will spend on Android the more you will get. Apple iPhone OS, chief rival of android, is better than Android in a way that it is elegant and its designs are handy and smart. Android is available in many versions that makes the selection difficult for the buyer. It is rightly said the more you will have options the more you will get confused.