What is Google Android?
Android is Google’s mobile platform which includes software stack for mobile devices. It consists of operating system, middleware and key applications and has all the necessary tools and APIs for developing custom applications. With a large community of developers who develop various apps to extend the functionality of the devices, this linux based OS has been listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide by Canalys in February 2012.
Android market was started on 28 August 2008. This Open Application Distribution System for the Android platform helps developers and programmers to deliver their applications directly to the users. It provides a fantastic opportunity for several companies to promote and sell their products and services.
It makes apps downloading extremely easy for the Android-powered smartphone users. Users can also leave comments and rate the applications for the downloaded apps. Based on these users’ ratings and anonymous usage statistics, the ranks and presentation of the applications are determined within Android Market. The popularity of this distribution system also depends on the following factors.
- Easy and Simple Usability
It is extremely easy to use this platform. The user just needs to register, upload and publish the app.
- Open to All
The distribution platform can be used by all Android application developers. After registration, developers can take the controls, and they would decide when to upload their applications and make them available to the users.
- Excellent Visibility
It allows the developers to manage their applications’ portfolio. They can check all the information regarding the apps like downloads, ratings and comments. They- can even put updated versions of their apps.
Advantages of Google Android Application Development
Google Android caters lots of benefits to the users specifically because of its features, and hence, it is widely used for application development. However, Google Android application development also gives lots of advantages to its users:
- Access to core functionality of the device
- Rich development environment for development of striking applications
- Deliver exact information as requested by the users
- Use of development tools for rapid app development
- Rich browser facility based specifically on clients’ requirements
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