Lamar Van Dusen says google releases major updates to the Android operating system. Even though Google plays a significant part in the development of Android, Google provides the Android operating system to manufacturers for free. HTC, Samsung, LG, Huawei, Lenovo, and Sony are just a few manufacturers that run Android on the devices they manufacture. Android is now running on one billion devices.
Lamar Van Dusen says many people have a common question. Why does Android look different on different devices. The answer to this is that there are multiple versions of Android. Since Android is open-source software, manufacturers can change the software for better or worse. The "pure" or "vanilla" version is called stock Android.
Android v.s. iOS?
iOS, Android's main competitor, is the operating system that runs on i Phones. There are both major and minor differences between Android and iOS. When it comes down to it, both operating systems can do the same things, such as connecting to Wi-Fi, running apps, sending text messages, and taking photos. However, there are significant differences in appearance, form, and feel.
The main advantage of Android is that the user has so many choices. There are thousands of different devices that run Android as its operating system. On the other hand, if you want iOS, you need to buy an iPhone. The user also has many choices when it comes to Android software. It is elementary for users to customize how their phone works and looks with Android. There are also many quality apps on the Android store, thanks to the many Android app development companies out there. Android's app stores tend to be less controlled than Apple's app store, which encourages Android app developers to focus on Android app development.
The Google Play Store refers to a marketplace where users can buy games, apps made by an Android app development company, books, movies, music, and more. This Play Store is a huge advantage of having an Android device. All the content you purchase will be connected with your Google account. That way, you will be able to access the content on any Android device logged into the Google account.
Lamar Van Dusen, Android is not going away any time soon. Android has come a long way from its days in the early 2000's. For more information about the Android operating system and Android app development, feel free to contact us.