News Analysis: New Android phones are now being activated 300,000 times each day, and the reasons for why the platform is so popular are many.
Android platform cannot be called anything other than a downright success, as the
operating system is running on some of the most popular devices in the world. And,
according to the latest reports from Google, 300,000 Android devices are being
activated every single day. The result is an operating system that is easily
outpacing Apple's iOS and could eventually go on to become the world's top
course, Android's success didn't come overnight. And there were some missteps
along the way that held the platform back from being this popular from the
start. But Android has caught its stride now, and the chances of the platform
suddenly losing its standing as the go-to OS in the smartphone space are
becoming slimmer by the day. Simply put, Android
is an unbridled success
Apple supporters might not want to hear it, Google is every bit as powerful in
the mobile software space as their beloved company. Consumers look to Google to
deliver better software than most other providers. And they believe that the
company can come through for them. So far, at least when it comes to the latest
versions of Android, Google has done just that.
2.2 has proved quite convincingly
that Google can deliver an effective
software platform to consumers and it knows what it takes to be successful.
Android 2.2 is easily the best version of the mobile OS, and vendors are
chomping at the bit to get the software on their devices. Consumers are keen on
using it as well, thanks to several of its new features, including Flash 10.1. Simply
put, Android 2.2 has proved to be the best competitor to iOS yet.
there is any vendor that can be most closely associated with the success of
Android, it's HTC. Not only has the phone maker
been a key supporter of the mobile OS from the beginning, but it continues to
offer devices that are compelling to consumers. HTC
has yet to lose sight of the value of Android, and it's a key reason why the
mobile OS is as popular as it is today.
HTC contributed most to Android's success,
Motorola is a close second. The company's Droid devices, starting with the
Motorola Droid and continuing on with the Droid 2 and Droid X, have been the
best competitors yet to the iPhone 4. The company's Droid Pro is arguably the best
enterprise-focused Android device
on the market. Combine all that, and
Android's success can be attributed in large part to the popularity of Motorola