What is it? How does it work? Where did it come from? Where is it going? Introducing…
The Android OS is a mobile operating system. Along with the latest Google apps it allows developers to use its Open Source code to create new software for mobile devices. What is it?
Developed by Android, Inc., purchased by Google with an Apache license, Android source code has been available since October 21 st 2008. What is it?
Android was designed as an OS capable of rivaling the most popular smart phones on the market. It has the added bonus of being able to be utilized by any developer. Unlike any other PDA OS, it can multitask! What is it?
The OS is based on the Linux kernel so code can be written in Java with all Java libraries or compiled from C++ and other languages. How does it work?
This flexibility lets Android support all portable device hardware and software such as… How does it work?
Accelerated 3D Graphics, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, MP4, MIDI, Touch screens, Multi-touch, GPS Mapping, Accelerometers, Magnetometers, Texting and Much More! How does it work?
Where did it come from? On the same day that the Android OS was released, the formation of the Open Handset Alliance was announced.
Where did it come from? The OHA is a business alliance of 65 companies including mobile handset makers, application developers, some mobile carriers and chip makers.
Where did it come from? These firms are devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. They are pushing Android out in front of competing device manufacturers.
Where is it going? While sales are topping 60,ooo units per month and applications are appearing daily from the dedicated user community,
Where is it going? Google itself has formatted several of their best applications for the Android OS, including Google Voice, Sky Maps & Google Earth with real time GPS and mapping capabilities. Also,
Where is it going? several of the most popular internet sites like MySpace and Facebook consider Android important enough to create native Android applications.
Where is it going? Gartner Inc. predicts that by 2012 Android will become the worlds second most popular smart phone platform, behind only Symbian OS, which powers Nokia phones. Blackberry will fall from 2 nd to 5 th, iPhone will remain in 3 rd and MS Windows will remain in 4 th. 1. Symbian 2. Blackberry 3. iPhone 4. Windows Mobile 5. Android
Where is it going? Gartner Inc. predicts that by 2012 Android will become the worlds second most popular smart phone platform, behind only Symbian OS, which powers Nokia phones. Blackberry will fall from 2 nd to 5 th, iPhone will remain in 3 rd and MS Windows will remain in 4 th. 1. Symbian 2. Android 3. iPhone 4. Windows Mobile 5. Blackberry
Conclusion… I have a Droid phone, and I love it! It does everything I want; networking, banking, movies, telephone, all simultaneously!
Conclusion… The Android operating system is rapidly becoming the most popular platform for mobile devices in the world. This may be because of its wide range of applications combined with Googles ingenious technology.
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