Android OS Mobile App Developers

Deep Current Develops mobile applications for Android’s mobile operating system.

Android is certainly the king of mobile operating systems if you consider worldwide market share, however in South Africa and Africa their market share is small. Here is a list of Android OS devices.

Background on Android OS

Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.

Android has a large community of developers writing applications (“apps”) that extend the functionality of the devices. Developers write primarily in a customized version of Java. Apps can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google. As of February 2012 there were more than 450,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from the Android Market as of December 2011 exceeded 10 billion.

Android was listed as the best-selling smart phone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys with over 300 million Android devices in use by February 2012. According to Google’s Andy Rubin, as of February 2012 there are over 850,000 Android devices activated every day.

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