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Is Android An Up And Coming Development Trend Or Another Fad?

Undoubtedly Android is holding the position of the most widely used mobile operating systems in the current development world.

Talking about the global market share it hold a whooping 80% of share. Device Independence is one of the main reason what makes this platform such a widely used one. This implies that you do not need a proprietary hardware to access this particular operating system unlike it competitor such as iOS.


It is an open source software that can be installed on numerous devices of developed by different manufacturers and models. Though this might be quite a challenging task for those who develop application for this platform . The reason being is the varied range of devices due to which the developers need to make sure that the devices and all its functionalities are in accordance to the and are can function well on all the devices.


Further we know that the mobile market is also a volatile market which means that the trends quickly come and go. We up with new device every now and then and this is the reason why we consider the mobile market as a volatile market. This is one of the main reason why it is quite a task for the developers to match pace with the trends.




As per the statistic we know that smartphones have a global market share captured by mobile operating systems since 2009 and as recorded in 2014 is considerably rising. Talking about individual market share we have Symbian that holds a share of 46.9 percent back then in 2009.

With this there were about 296.65 million smartphones purchased by users in 2010. However, as per the first quarter of 2012, Android took the control and had a market share of 56.1 percent among all the smartphones.



According to current statistics we can say that Android sure has a gleaming future, but this ever-changing technology you never know what future has in its store. In this blog we will take a look at all the feature of Android app development that can help the developers to face the future.



According to Google, the complete Android ecosystem has seen a great change after the introduction of Android Lollipop. Apart from this there are numerous wearable devices that can allow you to the operating system keeping the base. Apart form this we have Android Studio that has worked in order to considerably improve the way people work in using traditional IDE – Eclipse.



Apart from this we have automation tools are also introduced from Google. It greatly helps programmers to fragment their mobile apps into different fragments and assign configuration settings for improving the speed. Material design is also growing in its popularity with the fame of Lollipop, this design has also been incorporated into the UI of Lollipop operating system as well.

This design has completely redefined the user experience. Apart from this smart watches were also introduce that have proved to be a watershed for the development. This has considerably improved the way people now program and have improved the way they now program. When it comes to evolution we are well aware of the fact that wearables are going to be the next stage of mobile app development.

All in all!

The past statistics we know that the Android has become one of the most up and coming operating system in the development world. Apart from this there are ample lot of avenues for programmers such as wearables that are shaping up the new level of development. This implies that Android certainly has a gleaming future and is not just another fad.

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