Android

Android

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AndroidMobile Operating System |
                  Jamie Caves | 4/1/13
| COM156 |
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AndroidMobile Operating System |
                  Jamie Caves | 4/1/13
| COM156 |
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With over 400 million Android devices activated to date, it is by far the most popular mobile operating system in use today. The Android OS is one of the most used worldwide, and its open source permits unlimited customization by anyone with the desire to learn it and use it. I have done quite a bit of research on it in the past for my personal use and have learned just a small portion of just how open and customizable Android can be, whether it be personal customization or productivity of the software. Android has helped to change the way we work, socialize, and entertain ourselves. The majority of social media users now use their smartphones, with Android software and applications, to access and post to various sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where people like to post what they are currently eating. Joking aside, Android has helped to push mobile technology farther than ever before.
The Android mobile operating system is currently the most widely used and the most popular for smartphones and tablets today. Android has a distinct advantage over its competition in that it is available on a myriad of devices from nearly all the smartphone and tablet manufacturers today like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, and many others whereas their closest competitors Apple and Blackberry are limited to only one or two devices. Smartphones have replaced nearly all home and regular cell phones almost entirely and have enabled people to do almost anything they would be able to do on a pc while on the go anywhere. Tablets are subtly replacing laptops as a portable computer, with accessories like detachable keyboards, and are being used as a teaching device in many schools today. With Android having their software on most of these devices being used, from low end cheap devices for...

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