Android mobile phone OS taking over? Mcdowell Mountain Ranch | Computer Repair
A recent article on CNN.com has claimed that the Android OS (mobile operating system) will be the dominant player in the market by 2014. Presently the big player in mobile operating system is Symbian with approximately 40% of the market share. Symbian, which is owned by Nokia is a relatively simple yet stable OS that is primarily on your mass market basic, standard cell phones. Currently the Android OS has 17.7% market share. The other two big players, Apple’s iOS for iPhone and Research in Motion’s Blackberry OS have a 19% and 14% market share respectively. However, analysts expect by 2014 that Android and Symbian will both have around a 30% share each. To put Android’s growth into perspective, they had a mere 3.9% at the end of 2009.
So, what does this all mean? Well as the cost of technology comes down and the popularity of smart phones increases the likelihood of Android taking over increases with it. However one may ask…why Android? Well the answer to that is pretty simple…yet there are a few reasons. One, Android OS based phones are available through nearly all cell providers whereas Apple’s iPhone is only available through AT&T. Two, the open code of the Android OS allows for independent developers to create applications for Android devices. Presently there are nearly 50,000 applications available for Android based phones for everything from mobile credit card processing for businesses to games to applications to keep track of your favorite sports teams . Three, it works beautifully and is exceptionally easy to use. And finally the growing addiction of our technological society to be constantly connected to the world via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, GPS and so forth further fuels the desire for people to want and have smart phones.
This may not sound like a big deal overall, however this very well could be a marker in time indicating a paradigm shift in the way our society uses mobile devices. The pace in which we are transitioning from a cell phone being used as a simple device to make calls over to a device that nearly integrates into every aspect of our daily lives is increasing daily. There seems to be no end in sight and Android is ready to take the reins and run with it. So, do you have an Android based smart phone? Do you access our I love McDowell Mountain Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ fan page? If not…you might want to look into it as I can assure you, as someone who does, it could improve the way you live and work. Want to know more about Android OS and how it can help you? Feel free to contact us.
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