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Phenomenon of Android-based phones

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    CONTRIBUTOR

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 16 2010   /  04:11 pm

Of all the latest cell phone operating systems, Android is attracting the most attention. Android has become a hot topic among gadget lovers since the middle of last year. At that time, Google, the giant Internet company, announced a plan to market Android-based smart phones. Android is a mobile operation system that uses the modified version of Linux. Initially it was developed by Android Inc, which was purchased by Google, and recently acquired by Open Handset Alliance. Android is an open source computer code software so that a programmer can make new applications. Android makes available thousands of both free and paid applications as well as integrated Google applications, such as push email, Gmail, Google Maps and Google Calendar. Android's popularity has grown fast since its release. After its launch in the middle of 2009, it had a 2.7 percent global market share, making it t...