Android is not just limited to smartphones. It is everywhere. From Smartphone to Wearable, Cars to Home Android is now a complete OS Ecosystem. No matter where you go, no matter what type of device you use you will definitely find an Android variant available of that device. In this article, we will look how diverse the Android Ecosystem is.
Android and Smartphones :
Growing fragmentation or device diversity if you prefer, It has been discovered that according to a survey there are 682,000 devices to build its annual peek at Google’s mobile OS ecosystem. It has been recorded that the number of smartphones with Android Os was under 4000. The number went straight to 12,000 in 2013 that is the growth was 3x in just 12 months. This year’s report shows continued expansion in the number of different devices in use, with the survey identifying 18,796 uniqueAndroid devices — a growth rate of around 60 percent, year on year. Companies like Samsung, Motorola, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Google are some of the leading brands in the Android Smartphone world
Android started with a Cupcake to Oreo and the upcoming Android P (Pie maybe ). Over a third, (35 percent) of Android devices in countries with GDP/capita of greater than $20,000 are on the latest version of Android. Just 12 percent in less economically developed countries.
Android And Wearable :
Now after capturing the huge market in smartphones, Android also entered in wearables. On March 18, 2014, the platform was announced along with the release of a developer preview for wearable. At the same time, companies such as Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC, and Asus were announced as partners for manufacturing the wearable. On June 25, 2014, at Google, I/O, the Samsung launched their Samsung Gear Live and LG launched their LG G Watch, along with further details about Android Wearable. LG was the first to release a smart watch. Motorola released Motorola’s Moto 360 on September 5, 2014.
These Wearables supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE connectivity, camera, calling, messaging as well as a range of features and applications. Who knows you might see features like fingerprint sensors and face recognition. As of 15 March 2018, Wear OS had between 10 and 50 million application installations. Wear OS was estimated to account for 10% of the smartwatch market in 2015.
Android And Cars :
Android has now kept its footprints on cars. Now you might be thinking what can android do in cars, not more than the music system right?. But that’s not the case. Automakers generally prefer motorists use their car’s native infotainment software. But more intuitive and better-packaged alternatives are offered by rivaling tech giants. Android Auto is one of Google’s proprietary projection which is we talking about.
The Big question is what is Android Auto?. According to Google, the tech makes driving safer by minimizing distractions. It takes the features you love about your Android-powers Smartphone and puts them directly in your car’s dashboard. Its interface is super easy to use it has legible menus and large icons. Google Maps-powered navigation system is one of the best parts of Auto. Which provides step-by-step directions and automatically finds an alternate route if it detects heavy traffic. You can also save destinations from your phones which you in not typing the addresses manually fort like Home Work etc.
The software also gives motorists on-demand access to millions of songs and podcasts. Lets them surf the web, and allows them to stay connected via phone calls and messages. And with no doubt, all of the features respond to basic voice commands too. You just have to say “OK, Google, play the Offspring,” or “OK, Google, what’s the capital of Australia?” Heck, you can even ask, “OK, Google, what is Android Auto?” With voice commands, you can reply to messages using speech-to-text technology.
Android and Home :
Android has made each and every device a smart device. From smartphones to wearables, from cars to speakers every device that we call a smart device has Android as a reason behind it. The home automation system is becoming very popular around the world. Electronic security systems, lighting, climate, appliances, audio or video equipment, etc can be controlled and monitor by Home automation. The intention of this project is to make an Android OS based smartphone or tablet workable for controlling each and every appliance of industries or household. There are several applications available in the market to turn our Android-based smartphone or tablet into a remote control for our home.