Overview of the Android Market
When you think of a smart phone, the one that may immediately come to mind is the iPhone, made by Apple, but that’s thanks to slick marketing. Androids have taken over the smart phone market, with nearly half of all users.
The Android market opened up in 2008, when T-mobile introduced their first Android phone, the G1. At that time, there were very few applications (known to users as “apps”) available to consumers, especially when compared with those offered by the giant Itunes. In the last few years, however, the number and variety of apps for Androids has just exploded and taken over the market. In fact, over the summer of 2010, more than 30,000 apps were developed! That’s some real growth and there is no end in sight when it comes to what Android phones will be able to do.
What was once the smallest share of the market has quickly become the most popular platform for wireless consumers. With so many choices in phones and a ever growing number of applications from everything to the fun and games to the organization and even nutritional planning apps, Android is on the rise. The market is still booming and growing each fiscal quarter of this year. The slick advertising and gigantic marketing plans of Apple are proving to be no match for the popularity and availability of Android. With so many benefits for consumers, Androids seem to be the wave of the future.
Most major carriers can support Android phones, with T-mobile and Verizon leading the Android market, consumers have a great deal of choice when it comes to making the leap to smart phones. If you are stuck in a contract with a carrier, but want the services and benefits that come with a smart phone, Android will be the best choice. Unlike the iPhone, which is only supported by service with AT&T, Android phones are available with service from many different cellular service companies.
Once you’ve made the decision to switch from your standard cell phone to an Android, you have several different phones to choose from. The newest phones from Motorola and Samsung offer amazing features like touch screens, swype and qwerty keyboards, cameras and more. Whatever users are looking for can truly be found in the Android market. Phones are being developed by the big companies like Motorola, Samsung and T-Mobile that can do more than people ever thought would be possible with just a phone.
With more and more applications being developed and introduced daily, Android users can just about abandon their laptops when they are traveling, and do all their internets usage from their phones. The combination of convenience, availability and choice makes Androids the most popular device on the market today. The website, Android Market is the first stop for consumers looking for great applications, both free and for a fee, that will help them get the very most from their phones. Whether it’s a fun game to pass the time when you are sitting at soccer or the family calendar that can keep you on track and on schedule, there is an Android app for it.
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