By Subadri at 6 December, 2011, 4:21 pm
The ranks of Google’s Android platform, which was launched since 2008 and has now reached the newest version, namely the Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich.
Although the OS is growing rapidly in the last three years, mobile phone or tablet developer often does not immediately release the latest code for Android platform devices that have been circulated previously. The result, the sixth version of the OS is still entrenched in the current Android devices.
Android Platform from Developer
The Android Developer (Android Platform Dev) reported on its website that the OS 2.3.x series Gingerbread current alias ‘residing’ in the majority of current Android devices, with a percentage of 50.6 percent. This figure is obtained by calculation from June to December 1st of this year.
Android 2.2 or Froyo trailing in second place with 35.3 percent and the percentage of Eclair in third place with 9.6 percent. A total of 1.3 percent Android platform devices using OS 1.6 or Donut series. And believe it or not, there are still 0.8 percent that use Android Cupcake, version of the ‘old school’ of Google’s OS output.
CNET writes that the emergence of Gingerbread is quite fast, but when compared with its competitors, namely IOS 5, the adaptation of this OS on the market tend to be slow. Previously, the company Localytics analysis, for example, mentions that the IOS 5 have been applied to a third of Apple devices, although only launched a week.
Gingerbread Ice Cream is not yet included in this calculation, but the popularity of the youngest of the family of Android platform is expected to be shot as many vendors who are interested to apply. LG, for example, last week announced it will use the Ice Cream Sandwiches in several types of on-line Optimus smartphone.
The Samsung has launched its first smartphone Galaxy through the Nexus and ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet Prime.
The first phone using Android platform is the HTC Dream, which was released on October 22, 2008. At the end of 2009 is estimated at least in this world there are 18 types of mobile phones that use Android.
Android Platform Version
Android Platform version 1.1
On March 9, 2009, Google released the Android version 1.1. Android version is equipped with an aesthetic update to the application, alarm clock, voice search (voice search), sending messages with Gmail, and email notifications.
Android Platform version 1.5 (Cupcake)
In mid-May 2009, Google released a mobile phone using Android and the SDK (Software Development Kit) with version 1.5 (Cupcake). There are several updates including the addition of several features in this mobile version: the ability to record and watch videos with the camera mode, upload to Youtube videos and pictures to Picasa directly from the phone, A2DP Bluetooth support, the ability to automatically connect to a Bluetooth headset, animated scenes, and on-screen keyboard that can be tailored to the system.
Android Platform version 1.6
Donut (version 1.6) was released in September by displaying the search process better than before, the use of a battery indicator and control applet VPN. Another feature is the gallery that allows users to select photos to be removed; cameras, camcorders and interface the gallery; CDMA / EVDO, 802.1x, VPN, Gestures, and Text-to-speech engine; ability to dial a contact; technological change text to speech (not available on all phones; procurement VWGA resolution.
Android Platform version 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)
On December 3, 2009 re-launched Android phone with version 2.0/2.1 (Eclair), changes were made to the hardware optimization, improved Google Maps 3.1.2, change the UI with a new browser and support for HTML5, the new list of contacts, support flash for the camera 3 , 2 MP, digital zoom, and Bluetooth 2.1.
To move quickly in the competitive next-generation devices, Google held a competition to invest with the best mobile applications (killer apps – applications seeding). This competition with prizes $ 25,000 for each selected application developers. The competition was held during the two stages of each step of the selected 50 best applications.
With the growing and increasingly growing number of Android handsets, a growing number of interested third parties to distribute their applications to the Android operating system. Famous application is converted into the operating system Android is Shazam, Backgrounds, and WeatherBug. Android operating system in the Internet site is also considered important to create native Android applications, for example by MySpace and Facebook.
Android Platform version 2.2 (Froyo: Frozen Yogurt)
Android Platform version 2.3 (Gingerbread)
On December 6, 2010, the Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) was launched. General changes obtained from the Android version include increased ability of the game (gaming), improved copy paste function, the display interface (User Interface) redesigned, support for video formats VP8 and WebM, new audio effects (reverb, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost), support the ability of Near Field Communication (NFC), and support the number of cameras is more than one.
Android Platform 3.0/3.1 version (Honeycomb)
Android Honeycomb designed specifically for the tablet. Android version supports larger screen sizes. User Interface on Honeycomb is also different because it was designed for the tablet. Honeycomb also supports multi-processors and hardware acceleration (hardware) for graphics. The first tablet is made by running Honeycomb is the Motorola Xoom. Tablet devices with the Android 3.0 platform will soon be present in Indonesia. The device is called the Eee Pad Transformer production from Asus. Indonesia plans to enter the market in May 2011.
Android Platform version 4.0 (ICS: Ice Cream Sandwich)
Announced on October 19, 2011, bringing Honeycomb features to smartphones and adds new features including unlocks with face recognition, data network usage monitoring and control, integrated social networking contacts, photographic enhancements, search mail offline, and share information using NFC .