The History Of The Android Mobile Operating System
Android devices enjoy a majority share in the total sales volume for all smartphones and tablets. This could be attributed to several reasons, the primary one being the fact that Android is an open-source product, which allows any handset manufacture
saida (I-Newswire) February 7, 2014 - Android devices enjoy a majority share in the total sales volume for all smartphones and tablets. This could be attributed to several reasons, the primary one being the fact that Android is an open-source product, which allows any handset manufacturer to adopt and modify it for their hardware devices. Secondly, the open-source philosophy makes its source code available to everyone, which is why it is easier to develop apps that run on the Android platform.
However, Android did not start off as an operating system for mobile phones when the idea was conceived by Andrew Rubin, Chris White, Nick Sears and Rich Miner. The initial idea was to develop an intelligent operating system to handle digital cameras.
Midway through the development, it was realized that the market for such a system was inadequate, which is why all the efforts were redirected to creating a mobile operating system. At that time, the market was dominated by Nokia's Symbian and Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating systems, none of which were open-source or open to development from individual app developers.
The endeavour was quickly noticed and appreciated when Google took over the entire project and started developing the Android system on the Linux kernel. This became a huge turning point for Android, as the Linux-based kernel provided it with much-needed stability and security. After years of speculation regarding Google's intention to enter the mobile market, an "Open Handset Alliance" was formed that includes handset manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Sony; network carriers like Spring and T-mobile; and hardware chipset manufacturers like Qualcomm. This consortium promised to collaborate on a unified operating system that can be installed and run in most modern mobile phones.
The first Android device was officially launched in 2008, when HTC unveiled the "Dream" model commercially. Over the last few years, device makers like Samsung, Sony have come up with extremely advanced smartphones and tablets, which have changed the way we perceive cellular phones. In fact, noted personal computer manufacturers like Lenovo and Acer made its foray into the Android development sphere by launching their own series of phones.
Apart from sharing technological assets with Open Handset Alliance members, Google launched its own line of products, named the Nexus series. These devices carry the stock operating system with no additional customization done at the manufacturer end. Moreover, Google acquired Motorola Mobilty, which enabled them to manufacture a completely home-grown mobile device.
The world of Android has now leaped beyond the smartphone and tablet sphere. Several electronic giants like Samsung and Sony have developed smart watches that runs on the Android operating system. Furthermore, it is expected that the Android operating system can be used on televisions, gaming consoles and personal computers very soon.
High-end Android devices such as the Galaxy GT-I9500 are available on the Internet on several online stores. Fancy accessories such as Samsung Galaxy S4 cases can also be purchase to give your smartphone a classy look.
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