Android Open Source OS
Android was built on the basis of developing applications that could make your mobile phone act like a mini PC, encouraging you to perform multimedia activities, without much of a hassle. Android is built on the open Linux Kernel and it integrates in itself a virtual machine that merges memory and hardware resources in a cell phone.
The best thing about Android is that its open source, which means that it can be extended, programs can be added, deleted, applications can be downloaded from the web and installed in your Android OS cell phones, thus providing you with handy tools and programs. More and more developers are joining hands to create Android applications and already there are a hundreds of applications to choose from, each one of them bringing in an innovative idea to mobile computing.
Android is a platform for all kinds of applications and is built to provide users the opportunity to have the phone well tuned to their own respective style, such as changing the home screen, style of the display, and many other applications. The options available are endless, ranging from using favourite photo application to view photos, to using preferred web browsers to browse and upload videos and even to have alerts when friends move into a specific location, and thus giving the chance for instant connectivity. People who use Android, now hardly need to switch on their PCs for uploading their pics, or even for using Facebook. Everything is given access through an Android cellphone.
Popular Android applications are live video facilities, spreadsheets, pdf applications, music downloads, WiFi systems, Facebook, news reader, games, internet radio and many other apps. Mobile Phone companies that have signed deals for using Android OS in their phones include Motorola, Samsung ,Sony and HTC.
Top 5 Android Apps recommended by mPhone from the android market.
1. Google Maps Navigation for Android phones:
Google Maps this free Android app is amazingly brilliant. It guides you through the map turn by turn and with the help of voice navigation. With the help of charger, dock and accessories, you can make it your permanent navigator on your Android mobile phone.
Though there are already numerous Twitter apps in the Android market, even more are being introduced everyday. The most discussed of all is the Seesmic, which is probably the best right now with its excellent set of nice features. This app gives you a home screen widget which keeps you updated with the new tweets (so that you get to see every new tweets as they are tweeted in real-time). Also, Seesmic supports multiple accounts and it designed for professionals in a professional way.
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3. AppBrain Market Sync:
If you use Android, unfortunately there is no way you can download your apps on the PC and transfer them later to your Android phone. Enters AppBrain Market Sync to your rescue! This app is solution to this issue as it lets you do the forbidden act. By help of AppBrain you can send your Apps (that you downloaded on the PC) to the Android phone. Isn’t that too cool for an App that is available for Free?
4. Android Task Manager:
If you come from a bit of a hardcore PC background, you’ll find Android’s lack of a blue X to close apps a bit of a worry. Which is why you need a good manual override tool to shut any persistent apps. It may help you save battery life, but most important is the feeling of control and empowerment you get from one-click closing apps. For this purpose, download this Task Manager app form the Android Market. This will make the task of closing any running app that you don’t need to run anymore very easy and simple.
5. Skyfire 2.0:
The USP of the Skyfire browser is that it supports Flash content, popping up a little window when it detects something like an embedded YouTube video. The actual Flash business is handled by Skyfire’s server, which does all the computery stuff – then sends the file to your handset.