Android is both an operating system and a software platform for mobile Devices such as smartphones, mobile phones, netbooks and tablets. Put it simply, Android is the Google counterpart to Apple iOS. Its basis is the Linux kernel. Android is a free open-source software. Android’s worldwide market share as an operating system for smartphoneswas 68,1 % in the second quarter of 2012. As per Google itself 500 Million Android devices got activated until now and currently 1,3 Million new Android devices get activated daily. Android is currently Apple iOS’s biggest competitor.
Android – clear and intuitive
Android devices are controlled with touch screen and a couple of keys/buttons. Normally the Interface consists of three, five or seven start screens – each filling the whole screen. The user is aware of time, reception, battery, internet connection, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and synchronisation at any time. New messages/statuses of running programmes, new messages or Systemmeldungen are displayed on a Benachrichtigungsleiste which the user can „ausklappen“ with his/her fingers. There are messages to tick off (as appointments, new e-mails) or static informations that are always displayed.
Android’s advantages – your advantages at GSDH
Since Android is an open-source operating system, it offers certain advantages over Apple iOS: Independent developers can create and sell applications on the according market place Google Play (früher: „Android Market“) easily and quickly. At Apple this is a tedious process that often ends with the denial of the application. Surfing with Android is just as comfortable as on the iPhone, there’s fast zooming and scrolling and several pages can be displayed at the same time. Furthermore Android can easily pe personalised since one can place one’s apps‘ icons individually on the startscreens. Android is on its way and we’ve already lots of experience with it. If you’re interested in Android, contact us. We put you on the right track and present your options to you.