What Exactly Is Android Platform ?

What Exactly Is Android Platform ?
Android is a mobile operating system initially developed by Android Inc. In 2005, it was bought by Google. Android is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. It has a large community of Android developers and Android programmers writing applications that extend the functionality of mobile devices. The Android Market in turn is the online application store ran by Google through which the applications can be downloaded. The Android OS software stack consists of Java applications running on a Java based object-oriented application framework on top of Java core libraries running on a Dalvik Virtual Machine. There are also libraries written in C, which includes the OpenCore media framework, SQLite, etc. Thus, Android developers who are currently writing Android applications mostly write in the Java language.

In short, the Android operating system consists of 12 million lines of code including 3 million lines of XML, 2.8 million lines of C, 2.1 millions lines of Java and 1.75 million lines of C++.

Android’s Future:-

In February 2010, ComScore said the Android platform had 9.0% of the U.S. smartphone market, as measured by current mobile subscribers. In May 2010, Android’s first quarter U.S. sales surpassed that of the rival iPhone platform. According to a report by the NPD group, Android achieved 28% smartphone sales in the US market, up 8% from the December quarter. In early October 2010, Google added 20 countries to its list of approved submitters. By mid-October, purchasing apps will be available in a total of 32 countries. As of December 2010[update] Google said over 300,000 Android phones were being activated daily.Clearly, the Android OS is currently dominating the mobile OS market. Statistics show that it has surpassed iOS, the operating system used by Apple devices, such as the new IPhone4. Android programmers applications extend the functionality of smart phones.So if you’re looking to buy a new smart phone or looking for a good platform to develop Android applications, than you might look into Mobile Programming,LLC as it offers :-

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