The Android we seen now has come a very long way since it is launched. Which is just a USD $50 million industry acquired by Google in 2015. But today its more than that, now Android OS is everywhere from mobile phones to even televisions. Apple’s iOS is the only significant mobile OS in competition. But if we go by the number of devices running it, Android is the ultimate king. One of the major advantage to Android is that it’s an open source, anyone can create a new system design. In this list, we compiled the Top 5 most innovative android phones of the past year, based on their design and feature they offer.
List of Most Innovative Android Phones
1. Samsung Galaxy Note
After a raging success with the Galaxy S, Samsung ventured on to make a larger phone that also incorporated a stylus. The product appears as a huge hit for Samsung’s Note series. Note series is the first device series having S pen and a 5.3-inch display. The phone shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and came with cool features like Quick Notes and S Memo.
2. LG G Flex
The LG G Flex was released in 2013 and is the first phone to incorporate a flexible display, along with a “self-healing” rear cover. The phone was pretty much a great concept. It sported a 6-inch OLED display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB RAM. The phone shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
3. Blackberry Priv
BlackBerry was once a giant in the mobile market, but with the introduction of the iPhone and increasing popularity of Android, the company lost the game in the longer run. It runs on BlackBerry 10 OS that was supposed to take on Android, but after a lukewarm response, the company ditched it and released its first Android phone, the Priv.
4. ASUS ZenFone AR
Moving further in the list of most innovative android phones, we have AR based first smartphone. The device was a part of Google’s Project Tango that aimed to give the developer’s a medium to create and test various applications for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. However, this did not last very long, and from March of 2018, they discontinued support for Tango. The phone had a 23-megapixel primary camera along with a stunning 5.7-inch AMOLED display and a Snapdragon 821 processor.
5. Motorola Moto Z
Motorola Moto Z smartphone was launched in June 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 535 pixels per inch. The Motorola Moto Z has 1.8GHz quad-core processor, and it comes with 4GB of RAM. It was the first smartphone which supports modding, module support. End-user can customize the phone according to his needs using moto’s mods. List of most innovative android phones is still too long, but we tried to cover the most of them.