Back in the early 1980’s, Motorola created the first cell phone and it was a ‘brick’ compared to today’s versions weighing two pounds, with only half an hour of talk time per charge and costing just under $4,000. The only people who had one were highly paid executives and entrepreneurs who thought the phones were going to be a big hit.
Today, Motorola has combined forces with Verizon Wireless network to bring smart phone users another option besides the Apple iPhone and the Blackberry, the Google Android powered Droid. Android application development companies are quickly creating and inventing Google based apps for the Droid Store or the Android Market – known as a ‘bazaar’ for app shoppers who need and want more than the occasional games.
Many things have brought electronics into our lives: televisions, radios, DVDs, CDs, digital cameras and global positioning systems – GPS. The computer continues to shrink and occupies smaller and smaller spaces including the cell phone, aptly named the ‘smart phone’ because it’s more of a handheld computer than a cell phone.
Android app developers, which could be an individual or a group of people, are busy developing and creating apps or applications for the Android Market or the Droid Store as it is sometimes referred to. Sure it has only about 10,000 apps at the moment and compared to iPhones over 100,000 apps, that seems like small potatoes, but the people at Verizon/Motorola are not worried because the apps they do have are the ones people can use and not just “frivolous fluff” like ‘farting’ games.
According to several Android app development companies, the Android Market is surprisingly well stocked, considering the relatively small number of Android phones in use. However, quantity is not matched by a variety; many apps are variations on relatively few subjects, a lot of them are location-based. The Android Market – sometimes referred to as the Droid Store – where most of the apps are free, lack iPhones plethora of wacky, yet sometimes wonderful offerings.
The Verizon Wireless network has long been disputed to be more reliable than AT&T in many key markets. Add to that fact the prospect of more features and the Android phones become a viable alternative to the iPhones.
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