Google acquired the mobile start up “Android” back in 2005 and since have further developed the revolutionary software which now incorporates Google Chrome and Gmail. The use of mobile phones has greatly improved over recent years with thanks to new operating systems such as Android and the iPhone OS.
There are many competitors for the Android OS, such as the iPhone OS, however this is restricted to the iPhone and iPod Touch MP3 player and iPad. Palm OS works in a similar way and is also restricted to Palm models. Windows Mobile is another rival, but is only a minor threat for now, with redevelopments in progress and the latest platform soon to be released later in the year. Samsung’s Bada OS is also a rival, but is not as advanced as Android. In the last 6 months the Android OS has improved greatly and now has one of the most user friendly operating systems available.
With Google on board, Android has been given the best start possible, with funding and a recognized name that is always investing in the future. The Android OS is a bundle of all of the successful features that Google has developed and that are useful on both the web and mobile phones alike. These include Google Search, Google Maps (including GPS), GMail, Google Goggles, Google Voice and Google Apps Marketplace. Apps have become a huge interest for many with thousands of apps available to aid people in everyday life as well as many games available at your fingertips, on your mobile phone.
The number of Android phones is increasing all the time with the following available at present: HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Google Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, HTC Hero, Motorola Milestone. Read the latest mobile phone news and discount code news at Unbeatable.co.uk.