From huge markets to tiny niches, Android is everywhere because it can do everything.
The Android programming stage lets cell phone developers wherever make gadgets for each specialty. On the off chance that Apple’s iPhone is the best quality level against which every other telephone must be measured, it’s additionally a one-estimate fits-all procedure with only a modest bunch of models available at any given time.
As an immediate aftereffect of Android’s open design, the stage is clearing world markets. As per the most recent IDC report, 87.6 percent of the 344.7 million cell phones that delivered in the second quarter of 2016 were outfitted with Android programming. Another 11.7 percent accompanied Apple’s iOS, leaving under 1 percent of the pie to share among Windows Phone and different challengers.
So how did Android turn out to be such a win? How about we observe in the back view reflect.
How Android provides a platform for everything
Android began as a propelled stage for computerized cameras with system associations. Whenever Android, Inc. organizers Andy Rubin and Matias Duarte understood that the camera market was too little to convey a radical new business structure, the organization ported its product over to the all the more encouraging cell phone segment.
“The exact same platform, the exact same operating system we built for cameras, that became Android for cellphones,” Rubin later told PC World.
This was the fall of 2004. One year later, Google bought Android, Inc. for an undisclosed sum—likely about $50 million.
From its inception, Android was never intended to drive massive profits. It was designed to promote sales of digital cameras and related services, so the software was wrapped around the free Linux-libre kernel and tagged with the open source Apache 2.0 license right from the start. That attitude stayed in place as Android, Inc. moved over to phones, and again when Google took over.
“We wanted as many cellphones to use Android as possible,” said Rubin. “So instead of charging $99 or $59 or $69 to use Android, we gave it away for free, because we knew the industry was price sensitive.”
With profit motivations out of the way, it was easy to take the next logical step and provide the open source community with a properly maintained developer hub for Android. And so the Android Open Source Project was born. That announcement arrived in October 2008, right alongside the first commercially available Android handsets.