The global smartphone market has been dominated by one major operating system with 82.8% of the market share. The market leader in smartphone OS the world over is clearly Android from the Google stable. So how did one mobile operating system go from strength to strength over the years to have a vice-like grip on the smartphone devices that we are so accustomed to today?
Smartphones have become ubiquitous to our existence and the driving force behind these smartphones is possibly the Android operating system. There are some salient features of Android that make it so reliable, versatile and scalable. The first reason why Android is so widely used is that it is compatible with all the major browsers within your mobile ecosystem which endears it to the mobile users.
Android is an open source platform and which is one of its biggest strengths as compared to any other operating system of the past or the present. It gives immense opportunities for mobile application developers to come up with innovative and path-breaking ideas for developing outstanding smartphone apps.
Some of the reasons why Android triumphs over other mobile operating systems:
It is easy to create a variety of software that can be loaded on the Android OS thanks to its open source nature
The developer tools are user-friendly and this has resulted in an overabundance of apps on this platform
The users can benefit from the high levels of customization providing a whole range of possibilities