Android is an operating system developed by Google for mobile phones. Every mobile phone manufacturer in the world has at least one phone model on the market that works on android and if they don’t well they will pretty soon. Since its release android has grown in popularity very rapidly and firm, today being an extreme widely used operating system that mobile phones use. The Google Android offers an operating system, basic applications and middleware for all smart phone users. Its considered the world’s number one operating system for smart phones due to its ever growing popularity. The most developed part of the android (aside from the operating system) is the app area. It has been reported that android now has around 200.000 official apps, if we try and make a number for the unofficial ones, the one’s created by android users around the world the number is surely reaching a million. Today you can find an android app for virtually anything you can think of, from multimedia to entertainment, customization and performance. Google has seen this increasing trend of android users and has launched Android Market. More information about Android Market can be found here and here.
What is Android Market?
Android Market is an application that has to be installed on android phones. After installment, the android user can browse online the Android Market and search for applications directly there. Come to think of it, it’s actually pretty cool wouldn’t you think? I mean, Android Market cuts out all that exhausting time searching on the Internet for the right application. On Android Market you just select a category that you are interested in and start going through the pages till you find what you need. But, listen to this, according to Google Android Market is now available to be accessed from PC’s too, and with a 200.000 app count it’s not surprising.
A whole type of business has evolved around this nifty little app called Android Market, users from around the world (developers especially) tend to create some android phone app and put it on the market for sale. 70% of the cost goes to the developer while 30% to various third-party payment processors. The Android Market is available to use in 29 countries for developers and in 131 countries for users looking to buy an app. To sum it up, Google Android is a world leading platform for smart phone users that has grown and is still growing in popularity each day. It offers an operating system and key applications for android cell phone users. Android market lets application developers upload their work on the market and sell it and android users to buy such apps.