How Android OS leads the mobile market?
Android, the Google’s own OS, has an incredibly amazing influence over global mobile market. Almost all mobile device manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, etc now completely depend on this mobile operating system. Samsung turned world’s top mobile manufacturer and seller just because of Android.
The increasing adoption of Android powered phones has also accelerated the market of Android application development. Let us see in this article that how Android and Android application development are huge successes of today’s time.
The beginning of the platform
Android began its journey almost 10 years back. Android Inc was founded in October 2003 by Andy Rubin. The OS was primary designed for smartphones and tablet computers. Later, Google bought Android Inc in 2005 and unveiled the first version of the OS in 2007. Android started to pick the market of mobile in 2008. And since then, it is continuously climbing the ladder of success. Today, it is world’s No. 1 smartphone operating system. It powers the devices of more than 70% smartphone users. Google releases the latest version of its mobile OS every year and sometimes, twice in a year. The latest version of Android OS is Jellybean and it boasts features like Photosphere, Day dream, gesture typing, multiple accounts logins, faster loading gallery apps, etc.
Reach of Android platform
Android now has a great reach. It has succeeded in realizing the basic motive behind its release. When the search giant brought Android OS in public, it wanted to empower mobile handset users with more than just the basic functions. Because Android is an open source mobile OS and available for free, mobile device manufacturers around the world are able use it, customize it according to their device hardware environment and run on their phones, from high-end to low-end devices. This feature has attracted a lot of mobile device manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, HTC and Sony, which are now the major Android OS powered device makers all over the world.
Applications for the platform
Android does also have almost equal number of applications like iPhone. There are more than 700,000 apps such as on Google Play, from usual live wallpaper hd on the app store to difficult medical or government applications. These apps are available in different categories, from entertainment to education, to business, to gamming and so on.
Sustainability of the platform
In smartphone industry, Google began from scratch and now it is one the popular mobile operating systems. Google is dedicated enough to innovate its OS and add new features with each new version. Even businesses around the world are now discovering the benefits of being on this mobile OS, which also supports all the services/ products of Google.