In 2005, Google bought a small company called Android Inc. This marked the beginning of Google's entry into the mobile phone market. Android is an open source operating system, based on Linux technology. In 2010, Android had grown to be the world's leading and fastest growing smartphone platform. By the end of Q3 2012, it was estimated that over 500 million devices using Android OS would have been activated.
Using this open operating system has had many benefits to users and mobile device developers. Below are the top 5 features of the Android operating system,
- Freedom to use the software.
- Application in many devices.
- Support for 4G networks.
- Can be used and selected from third party applications.
- Freedom to change the operating system.
Smartphone and mobile designers can freely use and even change the operating system to suit their standards and needs. This means that the use of this operating system opens the way for other mobile operators to take advantage of the technology.
Some mobile phone manufacturers using this operating system are Motorola Android and HTC. These smartphone manufacturers have been able to design mobile phones that use a custom user interface run on Android basic technology. Additionally, mobile phone developers can also come up with their own applications that aim to improve the operating system's operations or simply change them to fit their devices.
What does this mean are mobile users Can enjoy the operating system with different devices from different manufacturers. This is one of the factors that have contributed to the rapid growth of Android-based mobile devices.
In addition, open source OS is not limited to one device. It can be used on phones, tablets, laptops and also ultrabooks. The first Android phone designed to market in the United States was HTC T-Mobile G1. Many other phones have been designed by other manufacturers and prospects for growth are high.
Manufacturers of mobile phones using Android OS are open ways to add design features, capabilities, and device components. This allows end users to enjoy advanced features and applications.
In addition, Android supports open-source 4G networks like AT & T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. What this means is that users can enjoy fast connections at affordable prices. Users can also choose the wireless network they want to use to give them the option of accepting connections that suit their needs and budget. In addition, the ability of other mobile operators to use free open OS, they can also change it.
Google has been very supportive of all the innovations introduced by other mobile operators and has even financed such Innovations. The reason Google has chosen not to design mobile phones may be because it wants to focus on its core business, which are advertising and branding promotions over the internet.
Source by Mark J N Brown