Occasionally I take same time out from our regular routine and talk javapapers meta information and this is one such article. I have started writing more on Android and I will discuss about it now.
There is a mobile devices revolution happening around. In the recent Apple event where iPhone 5 was launched, CEO Tim Cook shared some statistics.
- 15% year-over-year growth for notebooks, versus 2% on the PC. That’s six years of out-pacing the PC industry as a whole.
- Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold April – June. We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line.
- Yes, we are in a post-PC world. So are we, most of our traffic comes from mobile devices these days!
- This is absolutely shocking when you consider this is a product category that didn’t even exist two and a half years ago.
- We’ve recently crossed 700,000 apps in the store. 90% of those apps are downloaded every month! And, on average, customers use more than 100 apps.
Do you want more amazing numbers, recently Google mobile chief Andy Rubin announced,
- Android has reached half billion activations.
- 1.3 million android devices added every day!
Unbelievable isn’t it? If you are not noticing it then you are living in a different world. Yes, mobile devices are taking the world by storm. Acknowledge and embrace it. I get a feel that the divide between consumer computing devices and hardcore PCs are getting wider rapidly. The majority of consumer computing devices are Android and iOS devices in this order. As a software engineer we should join this party and I am already late. All you developers learn Android or IOS or both.
javapapers has outgrown itself and these days it is driven by a wonderful java community.
Some articles I write in a hurry just complete in 30 minutes, but has turned out to be a huge hit and some has failed miserably even with days of effort. Every article is a movie production and release for me. I love the process and just keep writing. I am enjoying it and this journey is turning out to be good and beautiful. I just wanted to stop by a moment and say thank you. I am gearing up and this is just the beginning.
This Android tutorial was added on 21/09/2012.