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Android! Overview

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Androidâ„¢ delivers a complete set of software for mobile devices: an operating system, middleware and key mobile applications.Android has become one of the dominant players in the mobile operating system market.

A fastest growing platform

Take-up of Google's Android smartphone operating system is growing at a tremendous rate worldwide, and we can now see just how quickly this is happening, thanks to a nifty visualisation of Android activations around the world.

International Growth Visualized

Created by Google's Android Developers group, the video comes hot on the heels of Google's recent claim that over 300,000 new Android devices are activated every day, making it the fastest growing mobile operating system on the market.

Breaking down application boundaries

Android breaks down the barriers to building new and innovative applications. For example, a developer can combine information from the web with data on an individual's mobile phone -- such as the user's contacts, calendar, or geographic location -- to provide a more relevant user experience. With Android, a developer can build an application that enables users to view the location of their friends and be alerted when they are in the vicinity giving them a chance to connect.

Best Mobile Platform for Inter-Application Integration

The Android platform has is the best mobile platform for inter-application and inter-process architectures. Do you have a suite of applications in mind? Want to integrate them or cross promote them? Android blows the competitive platforms away in this area. Most other platforms allow background processes (at best) but the Android platform is set up to allow for trust relationships between applications for a more tightly knit experience for users.