Advantages of an Android Platform
Android is considered to be as one of the rapidly growing mobile operating system platforms. Android is a Linux based open source operating system with Java library and powerful database integration capabilities. The Android platform is really a versatile open source application development platform providing with a catalyst for business to launch useful and innovative mobile applications.
Android platform was created by Google combined with the Open Handset Alliance and it has a large spectrum for social media and other lifestyle applications. Google android provide a healthy competition to its competitors like Symbian, Blackberry, and Microsoft with its open source platform and great development scope.
Benefits of Android Platform:
1. Android platform is useful in sending and/or receiving data across varied mobile networks using Bluetooth, EDGE, GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi, UMTS and EV-DO technologies.
2. Google Talk usage for Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking android platform is very efficient.
3. Android platform is helpful for libraries with an extensive range for video, audio and image files and also for availability of 3D and 2D graphics. Android platform is useful in features of Touchscreen, Video camera, accelerometer, magnetometer and GPS.
4. Data storage made easy with SQLite in Android platform.
5. Android platform used in IPC (Inter process communication) message passing.
6. Exporting and signing an app for publishing through android platform.
7. Android platform can be extremely beneficial for business perspective where you don’t need costly tools for Android development or pay steep licensing fees. Android platform offer better opportunities to monetize in business investments. The costs include on three categories:
• Expertise for development and testing
• Devices for development and testing
• Royalty fees, to use third party app stores for distribution with an open source OS.
8. The Android platform allows you easy integration and cross promoted of various applications. This user friendly feature can help a lot when you need to create a network between varied applications.
9. Another benefit of using Android platform is its charges are affordable to do customization.