Why Is Android So Popular?
03-Jan-2018 04:46 PM

Why Is Android So Popular?

Android, the most popular and widely used mobile operating system was unleashed in the year 2007. It is based on the Linux kernel and is designed basically for mobiles, tablets and other touch screen gadgets and devices. This is currently developed by Google. Today, Android is one of the leading smart device, touch screen operating systems to power more than 80% smart phones and 60% tablets over the world. There are more than 3 million Android apps on Google Play. 

Even though there are too many competitors for the market, Google’s Android went beyond every other company and now it has become the leading Operating System maker for the smart phone. It is really remarkable for a company to achieve this in a very short time. You will find it really interesting if you know what is behind the popularity of Android. 

Since it is an open source operating system  which enabled a large pool of programmers to contribute their best and enhance Android.

Android, right from the day it was released, choose to be free and Google will keep Android for free even further. This caught the attention of Hardware manufacturers all over the world to bring out a low cost smart phone that will be powered by a free Operating System .Android’s popularity is mainly due to being ‘Free’. Being Free enabled Google to join hands with many leading hardware manufacturers and bring out a really ‘smart’ smart phone.

There are around 200000 applications developed for android with over 3 billion+ downloads. Android relies on Linux version 2.6 for core system services such as security, memory management, process management, network stack, and driver model. For software development, Android provides Android SDK (Software development kit).

Android is affordable and it has all capacities to perform a variety of tasks that a windows or iphone does. It is capable of rapidly executing assigned operations. It supports 3D graphics which enables users to run 3D games as well. 

Android interestingly names its operating system after desserts. It has released many versions till date. From Cupcake(2009) version to the latest Oreo(2017) version Android has upgraded the operating system adding mind blowing features. 

Android, is the most affordable and hence most widely used smart phone in the world which is expected to come up with more exciting features in the future.  

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