Android devices like the Motorola Milestone A 854 and the HTC Desire 6275 use the Android software stack purchased by Google, which was then opened so that it can be used by any developer who works on mobile software. Android is made in the Linux kernel and can be used to develop mobile applications that fully exploit the true potential of a mobile device and enable developers to combine the different features that the handset offers.
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With Android, you can combine the most important applications of your phone with third-party applications to combine services that are not possible, such as data from the internet with your mobile phone, which would not be possible without Android. Since it is an open source software, anyone can use it and is currently installed on various Android devices, including smartphones sold by Acer, Cherry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Where installed, full use of the Android Market offers a wide range of applications, such as Free Time Mobile, offering the latest of Time Magazine and Sports Tap, even free of charge, with the latest sports results and metrics.
To get the best from Android devices, you need wireless and mobile broadband (such as the Motorola Milestone X MB810). With wireless internet or Wi-Fi, you can access the internet via hotspots that connect wireless internet access to a router. Mobile broadband, such as 3G, allows internet access at any time, and most phones have built-in mobile broadband technology in their software.
Mobile Broadband offers wireless high speed internet access through a portable modem, mobile phone or other devices that have access to a wireless signal. It is for laptops via a USB dongle that provides a connection and other Android devices that can provide mobile broadband connections, PC cards, notebooks with integrated mobile broadband modules and all leading laptops.
One of the advantages for Android is that because it's open source, more developers will use it because it's free and the fact that it's implemented under an Apache license, Android can be used more easily in software development. You could therefore connect your smartphone to car radios and many other Android devices.An Android smartphone always knows where you are and one of the applications in the Android Market is known as Aloqa. Of course, this also uses wireless internet or mobile broadband. Blackberry has its own platform and its own version of some apps in the Google Android Market.
So the next big question is, what's better - Android or Blackberry devices or even the Apple iPhone system. On sales factors, Android PCs sell better in the US than iPhones, while the Blackberry (RIM platform) and Windows Phone (Windows Mobile platform) have fallen further. Android phones now own 33% of the US mobile phone market. Of course, you'll find that the most popular platform will have most apps, and Google is expanding its range of apps in the Android Market. Some are free, while others are not so free.
Most Android devices, such as the LG Axis 740, also have a Wi-Fi internet connection and probably mobile broadband to help you download the Android platform and apps that can be downloaded in the Android Market. There must be a reason why most mobile phones are shipped with Android, and Google reinforces its usage rules, reducing its fragmentation with more interoperability between Android applications and devices.