Google Android as Top Most Smartphones Operating System

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Google Android as Top Most Smartphones Operating SystemiTechWhiz (Mar 13, 2010)- With Android has officially become the most used operating system in the smartphones all over the US and Microsoft-Nokia partnership deal the battle in smartphone market is really heated up. So far, in the first quarter of 2011, the key market indicators are showing, mobile subscribers regarding Google’s Android OS as the most preferred operating system for their smartphone choices.

Android is an open-source software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications  based upon a modified version of the Linux kernel.  Google Inc acquired its initial developer company Android Inc. in 2005. Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license. According to available documentation:
The Android open-source software stack consists of Java Applications running on a Java-based, Object Oriented Application Framework on top of Java Core Libraries running on a Dalvik Virtual Machine featuring JIT compilation. Libraries written in C include the surface manager, OpenCore Media Framework, SQLite Relational Database Management System, OpenGL ES 2.0 3D Graphics API, WebKit layout engine, SGL graphics engine, SSL, and Bionic Libc. The Android operating system consists of 12 million lines of code including 3 million lines of XML, 2.8 million lines of C, 2.1 million lines of Java, and 1.75 million lines of C++
In 2010, Android outshone Symbian becoming World Best Selling Smartphone Platform. Its U.S market shared has now jumped to 33 percent with Symbion at second position with 31 percent followed by Apple with 16 percent.

ComScore, a Digital Measurement and Intelligence Service, reported this week that since the month of October 2010, Google’s Android OS has witnessed a phenomenal 7.7% increase in its share of the smartphone market. On the other hand, Research-In-Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry had to lose 5.4 percent of the market share they held earlier to give way for the increasing popularity of Google’s Android OS.

BlackBerry smartphones are very sleek and have almost all the features which an executive could wish for, but these days, smartphones are being used not only for official usage but also for entertainment. This is the area where both BlackBerry and iPhones can’t match the freedom and extensive power of the Android based smartphones.

Apple’s iPhone iOS has a US smartphone market share that is smallest of all three i.e. 16%. Apple however knows the weakness of the users of iPhone and other Apple products, that die-hard fans of Apple’s products would always be there and the market for Apple’s products would never dry.

In the same fashion, the business professionals and executives, who have tested BlackBerry OS for several years now and who rely on its secure and reliable communication technologies, would never let go of this powerful smartphone operating system.

The battle for smartphone market share isn't just a battle for market share. It's a battle of demographics and the opportunity to build a loyal customer base for the future. Android appears to be pulling ahead in this contest in the US followed by Symbian and Apple.
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