Mobile Operating Systems
Mobile Operating SystemsMobile Operating Systems:
A mobile operating system also, called OS, is an operating system that is specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones smart phones, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices. The mobile operating system is a software platform on top of which other programs called application programs can run on mobile devices.
The Android operating system has grown from a small development project into the most frequently used mobile operating system that people use on a regular basis. It has had several stages in the development that has lead into the technology that powers many smart phones and tablets today. Android Inc. was founded in the United States in 2003 by Andy Rubin and Rich Minor of Palo Alto who then teamed up with Chris White and Nick Spears who work together to develop the software and associated technology to produce the most efficient Android operating system possible(itd_24 2012). While there have been many different versions of this technology, is important to realize that each version of operating system has helped to develop the most efficient operating system that is best for the consumer of that point in time. The android operating system has gone through a number of different names and versions before settling on the name android that is commonly known now. The previously known names of the android operating system consists of cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, and the most recent jellybean.
The founder, co-founder and development team all have strong backgrounds in IT and web development as well as software technology, the four men worked on the software and continued to do so after the company was bought out by Google in 2005. Google had the financial resources as well as the man power to develop the Android software technology to the fullest extent, this was a great move for the Android company and led to substantial advances in the Android operating...