If you are looking for a new Smartphone, you probably spent hours trying to determine which is best suited to your needs. Here's a quick overview of the market to help you make your choice. The offer is so vast that it is not easy to choose, especially if you consider the purchase of smart phones which come with a commitment of two years (as is often the case) . Five years ago, the two factors most important purchase was the name of the operator and brand of phone, but other factors have been added over the years.
Customers must now choose between the multifunction phones and smartphones, touch screen and buttons, the numeric keypad or QWERTY keyboard, a contract that includes downloading data or not, the multitasking operating system or easy to use open or closed, etc. All these factors must be taken into account before deciding the name of the operator or the brand of phone! For consumers interested in Android phones, the operating system from Google, the choice has just become easier. Here at Google we are delighted with the adoption of Android worldwide and the high quality of phones coming onto the market. Since there are so many high quality phones, we wanted to make the decision process a little easier for people who want to buy a new phone.
The Internet giant has just launched an online global website that allows you to compare the different characteristics (functionalities and design) of each Android phone on sale in your country. This new service is welcome in a market increasingly fragmented and consumers will appreciate not having to visit the websites of different brands and operators to bring their comparative studies. Google's site helps customers in the exploration stage to make their choice by searching by country, manufacturer or operator, and providing technical comparisons between phones that are interested.
Android system operated by Google, accounted for nearly 20% of Smartphone market in France, against just 3% a year earlier, according to a study by ComScore. If Nokia and Apple remain the leaders in the Smartphone sector in France, both companies have experienced a slowdown in sales last year. Used by 40% of Smartphone owners in late 2009, Nokia has remained a reference for 30% of users. The iPhone sales have stabilized and the terminal at the apple is now in the hands of 30% of consumers.
Android is the cornerstone of a new association created for the occasion: the Open Handset Alliance. The latter brings together no fewer than 34 companies, including manufacturers and mobile operators such as Motorola, HTC, Qualcomm, Marvell, Texas Instruments, Samsung, China Mobile, T-Mobile, Sprint or even Google itself, of course .
Currently, the best that can be directed Android is a good third place behind Windows Mobile and Symbian, respectively put forward by Microsoft and Nokia (which are also not part of the Alliance). The two firms do not seem worried. At Nokia, for example, it is estimated that this is not the first time a new mobile platform emerges to conquer the world. It is anyway good form to minimize the impact of this kind of arrival, but Android and Google will have everything to prove. For starters, the company sprawling described accurately but the platform SDK, which enable the development of applications, is absolutely not ready. In fact, the first preview release will be published Nov. 12, which indicates that the Android platform is not finalized.
Then the operating system is Linux based and is a key element of a platform that Google hopes will grow into a powerhouse for services and applications.
Of course, the research specialist will put in a good position his own tools such as Gmail for e-mail or Google Maps for consulting maps. But again, it will prove that Android has a real advantage to bring to the user. However, the platform has a real advantage: the number of project partners. The release of the SDK will allow, or rather should allow an explosion of software. Success will then depend on the number of models of mobile phones that Android will embark. At this point, Google is pleased, because instead of offering one Gphone, thousands are available. Android will remain open source and interested developers can therefore manipulate the system according to their desires. On the site of the Open Handset Alliance, it says that all applications, whether internal or third party, will run on an equal footing. The system will carry a number of key components that will form the basis for applications and served, including a presence service and detecting contacts in the same geographical area.