Gartner Research Says Android to Command Nearly Half of World wide Smartphone Operating System Market by Year-End 2012
What is Android?
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.
An OS is similar to Windows that controls your desktop or laptop personal computers. Google fully developed Android and make it into an Open Source. Now, any phone manufacturer can use Android without expensive license fee from Google. Because it is Open, manufacturer can make changes to Android without restriction, allowing it to fit the device they are making - total freedom. This makes it a big incentive for any device manufacturers to adopt Android. The ability to run tens of thousands of apps is another big incentive.
Android’s future? Software Development companies and Android programmers consider, Android platform as the most promising platform due to the cost efficiency in production values. Google has given the scope to develop equal native applications, with which a user can replace the Google bundle with his own non-Google bundle applications. So Android programmers are the most desirable techies of 2012
Popular Android Apps. Business Apps the spotlight in 2012 will be on serious business apps. More and more businessmen are now increasingly depending on their smartphones and other mobile devices to multitask in lesser time frame and generally make life easier for them.
Apps for Mobile Payment Mobile consumers now prefer using their mobile devices to make payments online. Services such as Mobile Wallet are taking precedence over credit cards, debit cards and net banking.Companies are looking to use custom-made enterprise business apps that help in a variety of activities
Emergence of Cloud Computing Cloud computing is in like never before. Almost all industries today are shifting to the cloud and are offering cloud-based services.Naturally, this trend is creating cloud-based app providers
Location-Based Apps development All the latest mobile devices support GPS and hence, offering targeted and relevant location-based content is most beneficial to the mobile advertiser, mobile marketer and B2B companies alike.
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