In just ten years, Google’s Android has become the world’s most popular operating system. With Android devices outselling Apple iOS devices by five-to-one, it’s become clear that this is the operating system that competitors must keep up with if they want to stay in the ever more lucrative digital environment.
But things can change quickly in the world of tech. Google face issues about the integration of their 6.0 Marshmallow update in many of the most popular smartphones.
So in order to keep up with the ever-changing wave of Android developments, here are some interesting Android developments you may have missed in the realm of wearable and gaming apps, as well as what we can expect from the remainder of 2016.
With more than a billion Android devices being sold each year, Google has endeavored to compete in the hardware market with their range of Nexus smartphones and tablets. While they face tough competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung, the devices have proved to be a user-friendly option for anyone seeking to get to grips with the Android operating system.
However, it’s the emergence of the Android operating system in some unlikely environments that has excited most. The Android Wear platform features an operating system specifically designed for the wearable market, and has been successfully implemented into many of the leading smartwatches such has the Moto 360 and LG G Watch.
Specially formulated devices such has the Moto 360 Sport provide users with an easy way to monitor their fitness and check their sporting performance thanks to the user-friendly interface and accurate tracking systems.
Whereas gamers have enjoyed the prospect of playing a huge variety of games on their wrist such as the planet-dodging Wear Orbits game that quickly and effectively shows the simple pleasures of wearable gaming.
This perfectly ties in with trends that see gamer increasingly turning to their mobile devices for their entertainment, with brands such as Royal Vegas Casino providing games of roulette, blackjack, and craps that are perfectly optimized for the Android operating system.
At the other extreme, Android technology has also brought gamer a much more immersive gaming experience thanks to the innovations in Android TV. This means that anybody playing Royal Vegas Casino’s live video poker games can appreciate the authentic simulation of real-life casino gaming, complete with real-life hosts, all from the comfort of their sofa via their widescreen HD television.
But it’s the introduction of the Android Auto operating system that truly looks set to revolutionize the way that we conduct our daily lives. The operating system is designed to turn any car’s dashboard into a smartphone screen, and by doing so, it perfectly illustrates the way that Android devices look set to become an ever more intrinsic part of our lives.