Google Mobile world
Google has been developing the mobile operating systems known as Android. They carry a conference every year which is known as Google I/O that focusses on the software developers across the globe and is held at San Francisco in California. The terms of “I” and “O” refers to input/ output and also represents to “Innovation in the Open”. The Google I/O focusses on providing sessions regarding developing web, mobile and other applications with the help of Google. It also provides an in depth information and knowledge about creating web technologies with Google such as the Chrome, Chrome Operating System (OS), Android, APIs, web tool kit and search engines. Google’s I/O 0f 2014 was carried at the Moscone centre in San Francisco. In this conference, they announced and launched various devices and apps like Android wear, Android Auto, Android TV, Android One, Google fit, modifications in the Chromebook, API for Gmail and the Google Slides mobile app for the Android (KAWANO & OHTSUKA, 2012).
Google has also recently launched the new version of Android with the name of Lollipop and “Android L” as its codename. Android L was launched on the 25th of June 2014 in a presentation held at the Google’s I/O conference. Google also provided a brief introduction of various platforms that are Android oriented and new technologies. Google has modified the Android version in “Android L” where they have modified the notification system across it. This version also provides the developers with a huge scope with more than 5000 new APIs that can be utilized by them (Jackson, 2014).
Google has been developing a project with the codename “Project Ara” which serves to provide them with a hardware panel and module that will help in creating highly technical smartphones. In this module, there will be a scope of keeping an extra module of the user’s choice through the structural frame. These modules include providing the desired display, keyboard and additional battery. It also provided the users with the feature of removing the modules that do not function appropriately and also upgrade the modules that they want to.
This will help in improving the life of the handset, reduce the burden or loads on the system and also help to handle the unnecessary content or modules in the mobile phone that the users don’t want to be in their mobile phones. On the whole, Google is going to develop a hardware that would take the modular world in the mobile phones to an altogether new level.
Thus, it is observed how Google has been occupying a significant role in the development of operating system and modules for the mobile world. It has recently launched Android L that has introduced a large number of features in the mobile phone industry. It is going to launch the Project Ara in next year, that is, in 2015, where it is going to revolutionize the smart phone world by highly user friendly modules (Jackson, 2014). Google is all set to provide the users with an ultimate experience to develop and manage the modules in their mobile phones.
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