Mobile Phones – The Impact Of Google Android

Among many innovative ideas periodically incorporated in the all pervasive mobile phones, Google Android deserves accolade. It is a new operating system which can apply to all mobile devices. Google and a group of leading consumer electronic manufacturers formed a consortium known as Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Initially leaders like HTC, Intel, LG, Motorola and Samsung were members of the consortium. The software developed by the consortium includes operating system, middleware and key applications. The system offers a set of features like Email, SMS, Calendar, Maps, Browser etc which are all in Java programming language. The first Android mobile device platform based on Linux version 2.6 was introduced as soon as the OHA came into existence.

The new system attracted many other industry leaders like Sony, Toshiba and Vodafone who also joined the consortium. Within a short period nearly 50 others also joined the consortium supporting the unique open source. Android powered smart phones with inbuilt Google mobile services are now available under brand names of the respective market leaders who have commenced production of handsets. The most remarkable achievement of Android is that it gives mobile operators and handset manufactures freedom or flexibility in designing products. Consumers are now provided with a world class product which is an open source operating system for mobile as well as wireless devices. Applications from Android system can be downloaded to mobile phones without computer facility.

Mobile phone market which is flooded with numerous innovative products has yet another device powered by Android. The tablet styled mobile phone, compact and stylish has become consumers delight which offer internet and multimedia experience. One of the latest models with 3.2 inch HVGA touch screen and 3.2 mega pixel camera can be availed from any GSM mobile service provider. Motorola released their first handset incorporating Google Android operating system with pushbutton access to Email, Face book and other social networking websites.

LG has introduced their model with 3 inch full touch screen and slide out key pad to meet the growing demand in the market. It is expected to be an alternative to Apples iPhone. With more and more mobile operators opting for Google Android, the system is going to establish its strong presence in the mobile phone world. The competition is now very stiff after Android extending the facility free of cost to manufacturers like Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and many others. It offers flexibility in regard to touch screen making the system more user friendly.

However market competition may create minor disadvantages for Android users. Experts apprehend menace of hacking as the system is an open source platform. The birth and growth of Android is the result of Googles firm belief that the future of internet is in Cell phones. The new platform could shift the accent to mobile devices from the computer, as a convenient option to the internet browsers. Further the entry of Google Android will make the mobile telephony much cheaper. Unlike Microsoft Google does not charge any upfront fee for the software or license fees and they can transfer the cost benefit to the consumers.

The Google Android, no doubt is redefining the concept of smart phone. Equally important is the fact that monopoly enjoyed by Microsoft is now challenged by Google Android which ultimately will be in the best interests of the consumers.

Among many innovative ideas periodically incorporated in the all pervasive mobile phones, Google Android deserves accolade. It is a new operating system which can apply to all mobile devices. Google and a group of leading consumer electronic manufacturers formed a consortium known as Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Initially leaders like HTC, Intel, LG, Motorola and Samsung were members of the consortium. The software developed by the consortium includes operating system, middleware and key applications. The system offers a set of features like Email, SMS, Calendar, Maps, Browser etc which are all in Java programming language. The first Android mobile device platform based on Linux version 2.6 was introduced as soon as the OHA came into existence.

The new system attracted many other industry leaders like Sony, Toshiba and Vodafone who also joined the consortium. Within a short period nearly 50 others also joined the consortium supporting the unique open source. Android powered smart phones with inbuilt Google mobile services are now available under brand names of the respective market leaders who have commenced production of handsets. The most remarkable achievement of Android is that it gives mobile operators and handset manufactures freedom or flexibility in designing products. Consumers are now provided with a world class product which is an open source operating system for mobile as well as wireless devices. Applications from Android system can be downloaded to mobile phones without computer facility.

Mobile phone market which is flooded with numerous innovative products has yet another device powered by Android. The tablet styled mobile phone, compact and stylish has become consumers delight which offer internet and multimedia experience. One of the latest models with 3.2 inch HVGA touch screen and 3.2 mega pixel camera can be availed from any GSM mobile service provider. Motorola released their first handset incorporating Google Android operating system with pushbutton access to Email, Face book and other social networking websites.

LG has introduced their model with 3 inch full touch screen and slide out key pad to meet the growing demand in the market. It is expected to be an alternative to Apples iPhone. With more and more mobile operators opting for Google Android, the system is going to establish its strong presence in the mobile phone world. The competition is now very stiff after Android extending the facility free of cost to manufacturers like Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and many others. It offers flexibility in regard to touch screen making the system more user friendly.

However market competition may create minor disadvantages for Android users. Experts apprehend menace of hacking as the system is an open source platform. The birth and growth of Android is the result of Google’s firm belief that the future of internet is in Cell phones. The new platform could shift the accent to mobile devices from the computer, as a convenient option to the internet browsers. Further the entry of Google Android will make the mobile telephony much cheaper. Unlike Microsoft Google does not charge any upfront fee for the software or license fees and they can transfer the cost benefit to the consumers.

The Google Android, no doubt is redefining the concept of smart phone. Equally important is the fact that monopoly enjoyed by Microsoft is now challenged by Google Android which ultimately will be in the best interests of the consumers.