Android: The Popular OS in the Mobile App Market


Many individuals have sufficient knowledge about the different mobile phones and their companies, yet a not very many of them know something about the working frameworks or better be said the operating systems. It is crucial to find out about different mobile OS used by numerous companies with a goal that you can realize that what is behind your smartphone’s smooth and colorful touchscreen.

While you’re caught up with scanning for the most attractive smartphone with the best specs, have you considered which operating system suits your necessities the most? When one is  discussing about the various mobile operating systems, the Android versus iOS debate is inescapable.

But, in this blog, let’s discuss about the Android OS.

Android: The Android Operating System from Google has taken the smartphone market by storm. Right now commanding the market scenario, this open sourced operating system has been received by the greater business sector players like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola. The benefits of utilizing this OS are bounty.

It is easily customizable, accompanies a universe of utilizations on the Google Play Store, and the off late Google Now takes it a step ahead with the recent update about the climate, traffic activity, and all that you have to think about your day.

20th September, 2008 was the date when Google released  the principal Android OS by the name of ‘Astro’. After some point of time it released another upgraded versions “Bender” and “Cupcake”. Google then embraced the pattern of naming Android versions after any pastry or a sweet in alphabetical order. The other releases were Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

Even though Google provided a preview of its upcoming mobile OS, yet Marshmallow (Android 6.0) is so far the most recent Android version from Google. Since the platform is not closed like iOS, there are a great number of mobile app for Android which are built by the mobile app developers.

Soon after venturing into the smartphone and tablets market, Android increased tremendous fame because of its excellent appearance and efficient working. Numerous new elements were presented which assumed a critical part in Android’s prosperity.

Google Play is an official application market that contains a great many distinctive mobile applications for Android gadgets. For example, many top manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc,  are utilizing Android as a part of their gadgets.

Right now, Android is one of the top operating system and is giving the iPhone a tough fight.

Well, all of we know that every year Google releases an update of their present Android Operating System that comes with loads of new features or tunes the existing features already present in a new way.  

Along with the new update of the Android Marshmallow version, the company also rolled out a preview build of their upcoming Android Operating System – Android N and already there is a lot of speculation on what it might be called. But, as of now let’s keep the upcoming Android OS under wraps, till its officially announced and instead look forward to the new exciting features of the Marshmallow update version.
But, now some people are still eagerly looking forward to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow versions that can be updated on their phones or trying to going for a new one with this version. The Marshmallow update was rolled out sometimes back, which is worth looking into. Here’s the list:

Type-C USB – Android Marshmallow comes equipped with built-in support for USB Type C. It helps in making connections very fast and are better than conventional cables. Thereby, it can benefit from the speed as long as the user have the connection in their smartphone.

Google Now on Tap – It is considered as one of the most iconic features. Marshmallow will now allow Google to go through the apps, so that any extra information is just a second away. The information will come as a pop up as soon as Google Now is opened inside an app.

Personalized Lock Screen – With Marshmallow, users will now be able to personalize their lock screen by using the text box just under the lock screen clock. This feature allows one to write important reminders and motivational quotes right on your lock screen

Doze – This feature in Android Marshmallow adjusts the activity of the apps depending upon the usage of the smartphone. In simpler terms, if you do not use your phone throughout the day and it is just lying in some corner, Marshmallow will pause the activity of all apps to save the battery.

Fingerprint scanner – Even this feature is found in some Android phones, but Android 6.0 is the first OS that uses it correctly. It can be used for logging into the apps like Evernote.

System UI Tuner – Allows one to choose the information that they want to see in the status bar.

Case-by-case App Permissions – No longer one will need to give the apps the permission to access everything. Marshmallow now allows developers case-by-case app permissions. So one gets total control of the things they disapprove.

Chrome Custom Tabs – It will ensure that you don’t have to switch between apps when you want to browse the internet. This makes your experience of browsing the web smoother.

Better Editing Option – Android Marshmallow now will see to it that sees to it that these options, cut, copy, and paste buttons float directly above the word or words one have selected.

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