Android is a Linux-base, Google Promoted operating system primarily designed for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. The Popularity of Android is so high these days that you find Android on smartphones,
Smart TVs with set top boxes, some house hold appliances and even on wrist watches. Android has a large community of developers writing appliances (apps) that extend the functionality of the devices. Apps can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google, In June 2012, there were more than 600,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of Applications Downloaded from Google Play Was 20 Billion.
Android became the world’s leading smartphone platform by the end of 2010. For the first quarter of 2012, Android had a 59% smartphone market share worldwide. At the half of 2012, there were 400 million devices activated and 1 million activations per day. More Androidificating posts in the upcoming updates.
- Google plans ahead for Android releases (lenovo.com)
- Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”: Another update most will never see – ZDNet (blog) (zdnet.com)
- Google, please, let me localize Play Store to my preference (phandroid.com)
- New app makes it (somewhat) safer to play with your Android phone while you drive [video] (bgr.com)
- Google Looking to Shed Motorola’s Cable Box Business (gottabemobile.com)