In the growing market of Smartphone’s, the OS Android has a majority share in the market. Presently android has a ¾ market share in the Smartphone’s which is quite remarkable looking it the competition it has from Apple and Blackberry.
What is Android?
Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as Smartphone’s and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later purchased in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008.
What Makes Android So Successful?
One of the major reason behind the success of android is the fact that Google has made it open source(Still having central control over it) and anybody can contribute in its development. Android has made the concept of APPs developed by iPhone to a whole new level with millions of apps available on android market beating apple by a large margin in terms on the apps available.
Android is used by multiple vendors Samsung (the new rising giant and leader of Smartphone market beating Nokia’s decade long dominance) HTC,Sony,Motorola,LG,DELL and many more along with the different vendors It has support for multiple networks AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint.
The multi touch screen feature also provide a uniqueness to these OS.Currently the latest version Android 4.1 alias name Jellybean is providing assistance some of the top selling phone like GALAXY S3,Note 2 etc.
Future of Android ?
Google is working hard to come up with new and exciting features with every new version of Android with thousands of apps already available and many more getting added up each day Android sure as hell has a lot to offer to its customers.
The dominance of Android will although will be affected by the new rising windows 8 OS but it will take time as most of its apps are paid and the APPs market is pretty small as compared to Android but it will surely Expand in Future seeing the response of buyers in the OS.
Well Only time will tell us the what happens in future but presently without a doubt Android is Ruler Of the Smartphone Market.