Android Opens A New Phase For Mobile Phones
Google announced Android in November 2007 which is based on Java/Linux mobile phone and tablet operating system.
In July 2012, the latest version of Android 4.1 code named “Jelly Beans” was introduced which succeeds the previous version such as 4.0 (Ice cream Sandwich ) and 3.2 (Ginger bread). There are now around 600,000 applications available for the devices running Android.
The fundamental functionality of Android OS includes:
- User interface
- Multi tasking
- Network data monitoring
- Wi-Fi direct
- Developers tools
Many of the major mobile phone companies have collided to join the “Open Handset Alliance” for the promotion of Android and its development which is meant to an open platform for mobile devices. The basic aim of Google’s mobile operating system is make the software development very simple for wireless devices, to make it accessible freely everywhere and provide improved quality services to the billion users of mobile phone this planet.
Android is a Linux-based operating system which is designed for mobile phones, and it is also adopted for other devices like tablets and net books. Total number of running Android has reached 70 in February 2012 and number of Android users has exceeded 300 million.
The most popular Android phones among all are Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and HTC one S.
A Software Development Kit is provided by Google and the open Handset Alliance which is available for everyone without any cost. Every information, API libraries and every tool you need to write, test and build fro Android included in Software Development Kit.
Developers are allowed by SDK to write software for Android devices in Java. This operating system is designed for the platform independence. Therefore, to run the similar applications on different devices no or little adjustments are required.
Android OS version 4.1 (Jelly Beans) includes natural recognition of language, anticipatory functionality and voice command. Jelly Bean provides capabilities of power voice search which is similar to Apple Siri. “The static main menu should be replaced with context dependent information and options” that is the core idea behind Google Now.
It merges information from different sources to state which information will be useful by you at any given time. “Professional Android Application Development” is bringing a totally new phase for mobile phones. One can use a s many applications as he wants in his smart phone.
With both Google Now and Siri comparisons shows that the function of voice search of “Google Now” easily beats Siri in terms of information content and responding on the iPhone. Another advanced application of Android is “Google Map for Android” which provides voice guided first class navigation system which gives instructions fro walking, driving and public transportation. Near by school, business and other locations could also be searched. Hence Professional Android Application Development making fast-growing popularity of smart phones and tablets and it also creates a huge opportunities for developers