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Mobile phones: the impact of Google Android

Among many innovative ideas regularly incorporated in all ubiquitous mobile phones, Google Android deserves a praise. It is a new operating system that can be applied to all mobile devices. Google and a group of leading consumer electronics manufacturers have formed a consortium known as the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Initially, leaders such as HTC, Intel, LG, Motorola and Samsung were members of the consortium. The software developed by the consortium includes the operating system, middleware and key applications. The system offers a set of functions such as email, SMS, calendar, maps, browser, etc., all in Java programming language. The first Android mobile device platform based on Linux version 2.6 was introduced as soon as the OHA was created.

The new system attracted many other industry leaders, such as Sony, Toshiba and Vodafone, who also joined the consortium. In a short period of time, almost 50 more people also joined the consortium behind the exclusive open source. Smartphones with Android and built-in Google mobile services are now available under the brands of the respective market leaders who have started the production of phones. Android’s most notable achievement is that it gives mobile operators and mobile phone manufacturers freedom or flexibility in product design. Consumers now have a world-class product that is an open source operating system for mobile and wireless devices. Android system applications can be downloaded to mobile phones without the need for a computer.

The mobile phone market, which is awash with numerous innovative products, has yet another Android device. The stylish, compact, tablet-style mobile phone has become the delight of consumers offering Internet and multimedia experience. One of the latest models with 3.2-inch HVGA touch screen and 3.2-megapixel camera can be used with any GSM mobile service provider. Motorola released its first phone featuring Google’s Android operating system with push-button access to email, Facebook, and other social networking websites.

LG has introduced its model with a 3-inch full touch screen and sliding keyboard to meet the growing market demand. It is expected to be an alternative to Apple’s iPhone. With more and more mobile operators opting for Google Android, the system is going to establish its strong presence in the world of mobile telephony. The competition is now very stiff after Android extended installation for free to manufacturers like Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and many others. It offers flexibility with respect to the touch screen, which makes the system easier to use.

However, the competition in the market may create minor disadvantages for Android users. Experts fear the threat of hacking as the system is an open source platform. The birth and growth of Android is the result of Google’s firm belief that the future of the Internet lies in mobile phones. The new platform could shift the accent to mobile devices from the computer, as a convenient option to Internet browsers. In addition, the entry of Google Android will make mobile telephony much cheaper. Unlike Microsoft, Google doesn’t charge any upfront software or license fees and can pass the cost benefit on to consumers.

Google’s Android is undoubtedly redefining the concept of a smartphone. Equally important is the fact that the monopoly enjoyed by Microsoft is now being challenged by Google Android, which will ultimately be in the best interest of consumers.

Among many innovative ideas regularly incorporated in all ubiquitous mobile phones, Google Android deserves a praise. It is a new operating system that can be applied to all mobile devices. Google and a group of leading consumer electronics manufacturers have formed a consortium known as the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Initially, leaders such as HTC, Intel, LG, Motorola and Samsung were members of the consortium. The software developed by the consortium includes the operating system, middleware and key applications. The system offers a set of functions such as email, SMS, calendar, maps, browser, etc., all in Java programming language. The first Android mobile device platform based on Linux version 2.6 was introduced as soon as the OHA was created.

The new system attracted many other industry leaders, such as Sony, Toshiba and Vodafone, who also joined the consortium. In a short period of time, almost 50 more people also joined the consortium behind the exclusive open source. Smartphones with Android and built-in Google mobile services are now available under the brands of the respective market leaders who have started the production of phones. Android’s most notable achievement is that it gives mobile operators and mobile phone manufacturers freedom or flexibility in product design. Consumers now have a world-class product that is an open source operating system for mobile and wireless devices. Android system applications can be downloaded to mobile phones without the need for a computer.

The mobile phone market, which is awash with numerous innovative products, has yet another Android device. The stylish, compact, tablet-style mobile phone has become the delight of consumers offering Internet and multimedia experience. One of the latest models with 3.2-inch HVGA touch screen and 3.2-megapixel camera can be used with any GSM mobile service provider. Motorola released its first phone featuring Google’s Android operating system with push-button access to email, Facebook, and other social networking websites.

LG has introduced its model with a 3-inch full touch screen and sliding keyboard to meet the growing market demand. It is expected to be an alternative to Apple’s iPhone. With more and more mobile operators opting for Google Android, the system is going to establish its strong presence in the world of mobile telephony. The competition is now very stiff after Android extended installation for free to manufacturers like Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and many others. It offers flexibility with respect to the touch screen, which makes the system easier to use.

However, the competition in the market may create minor disadvantages for Android users. Experts fear the threat of hacking as the system is an open source platform. The birth and growth of Android is the result of Google’s firm belief that the future of the Internet lies in mobile phones. The new platform could shift the accent to mobile devices from the computer, as a convenient option to Internet browsers. In addition, the entry of Google Android will make mobile telephony much cheaper. Unlike Microsoft, Google doesn’t charge any upfront software or license fees and can pass the cost benefit on to consumers.

Google’s Android is undoubtedly redefining the concept of a smartphone. Equally important is the fact that the monopoly enjoyed by Microsoft is now being challenged by Google Android, which will ultimately be in the best interest of consumers.

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