Android is presently the most popular and fastest growing platform in all sorts of mobile computing and new age telecommunication devices.
Android technology thanks to its status as for providing an open source platform has already been adapted for most of the giants in world’s smart phone and mobile computing devices and is also expected to grow at a record rate to prove many technology platforms backdated in the coming time.
One of the most viable instances of the onslaught of Android technology over its competitors can be best observed in case of overtaking the Symbian platform within just 2 years of its so called launch and now many tech giants in the erstwhile mobile platforms either continued to adapt Android as their operative platform or experiencing huge downturn in the business volume.
Today Android as a versatile platform for providing mobile computing, telephony and cloud applications dominates 80% of the smart phone and tablet computer market with significant competition from only Apple’s IOS and Microsoft’s Windows RT.
Back in 2003 when Android Inc. started as an very ambitious small venture that was destined to work on providing a new operating system for digital cameras, like many ground breaking projects in the history no one had any idea of how far this single venture will change the course of twenty first century’s communication and computing experience.
When Google as one of the trendsetting tech giant acquired this small company for producing a new age mobile device platform based on Linux Kernel, the move was widely regarded as a sign of Google’s growing interest in mobile handset and technology.
But all these were just pieces speculations from which still the future of upcoming technology was not envisaged until Google came up with its revolutionary idea of a consortium to make the Android platform available to all handset makers which is called Open Handset Alliance.
What followed in the course of time can easily be categorized as an explosive run of Android technology to claim the biggest ever market share and dominance in the handset of all types of mobile computing handsets.
How Android technology works?
Behind the unprecedented popularity of Android technology what plays most important among all other aspects is its typical interoperability in leveraging input based on smooth, touch based interface.
The direct manipulation through real-world action based movements like tapping, swapping, pinching, finger spreading, all can be beautifully and most meaningfully applied on the touch screen of a device running on Android technology. Now let us see the core foundation of this technology in few details.
Android technology in its core consists of a kernel which is based upon Linux operating system. With the up-gradation of this technology over time it incorporated other developments based on the demanding market of applications.
Now Android technology consists of a application software which runs on a application framework that includes Java compatible libraries based on Apache Harmony, a open source free java implementation model. ARM Architecture is the main hardware platform for Android technology.
In considering how far the Android technology is full proof against malpractices like exploitation of security flaws or malware and viruses can be observed in accordance to certain aspects.
The devices that use Android technology platform are not given access to the root of the operating system making the technology sound more secured.
But as observed in various cases, root access can be obtained once security flaws are exploited by an open source community; in most cases the primary motivation in doing so is to enhance the capabilities of their devices.
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