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Technology today is a funny and awesome thing. While it makes things easier for us, it also makes the simplest things mind-numbingly complicated. These two principles have been at it since the dawn of man. First there was walking, then wheels, then cars, then aircrafts. Simple concepts are put through processes that use more thought action to create more efficient technology. However, there have been things spawned by our modern age that just need questioning as to the need of their existence. Electronic bread cutters, eye glasses with built-in MP3 players, a gaming mouse with 8 buttons to click, and many more.
We’re here to discuss what can be regarded as a mystery and a marvel for other people. Android™ is a specialized software that has the ability to create MODs or programs that can be used on specific cellular phone models. The most prominent phone to make use of the Android technology is HTC. Other mobile phone providers that have Android™ capabilities include Sony Ericsson, Samsung Android Phones, LG Android Phones, and Motorolla Android Phones.
Because apps are your guns
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There are other programs out there that can help create other programs, but not so much as to create specific programs for phones. Because of the rise of the touchpad technology in cellular phones, more and more programs have been made to stretch these little devices to their limits. The most dominant example of an application-filled device is the iPhone. Clearly a big market for Android to beat, given their revenues. However, there is one big difference between Android™ and Apple applications, in terms of their creators. Since Android™ has been pegged for its strategic platform openness, by way of its flexible licensing technique and accessibility to third party developers; nearly anyone from anywhere could create their own application.
With lesser restrictions and a whopping prize of $10 million, application developers are more braced to come up with the best apps.
More than just a two-bit phone game
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Android™ applications have the upper hand when it comes to reaching or tapping the niche market because of their flexibility. Being able to upload your program, or download the programs made by others is a big leap as compared to purchasing programs. Android™ comes with its own operating system (OS), middleware, and key applications. What’s also fun is that it promotes people’s creativity by sharing with them programs they themselves can use to create their own programs from scratch. This is because developers can write and manage codes through Java-encrypted language, a sort of universal and easy to handle code for web developers.
This opens up more opportunities for the programmers as Android™ itself and it could also be potential job openings for these programmers. They can get discovered by bigger companies such as programming firms, websites, even gaming companies, that could use their creative minds. You can view the number of downloads from websites to check the number of fanbase the application has before downloading. This can be the indicator if the programmer is successful. It’s also a good way to sift through the good and bad applications on the websites.
Another advantage of Android™ is that more and more phones are becoming compatible to this software, something iPhone applications fall short on. Since iPhone applications are limited to Apple products alone and cannot be modified, Android™ and its following are quickly on the rise.
Trends like applications are quickly engulfed by the market. And with the latest phone features, Android™ too is sensitive to the changing hardware, as it constantly improves its programming capability to include the latest in phone hardware. Today, applications include features linked with sensitivity, pressure and movement detection, audio manipulation, and many more.