Thank You Android
By Robin Mazumdar
With no habit of writing, this will be my first write-up to show some respect to Android which has been changing the way the world communicates today.
In today's digital era: Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud Computing (SMAC) is what the entire Industry is focusing and Mobility plays an important and unavoidable role in the development. With mobility, corporate today take decisions with the help of customer input and feedback. The focus of decision making has become more decentralized with SMAC. With the change, the customers are now more updated with information about the companies, products, etc.
Why industry is focusing on Mobile and Android?
Mobile today penetrates more than 51% of the world's population, thus standing as a strong medium to reach out to the larger community of people. India today has nearly 1033 million unique Mobile Users. And with the affordability to 4G and 3G, the usage is definitely to increase.
Fred Wilson the Venture capitalist said, "I believe Android will be stronger in the developing world than it is in the developed world."
The shift to Mobility is very much visible where many corporate are shifting their focus from Laptop/PC to Mobile devices.
Of the entire Smartphones range in the market a large section (81%), is being shared by Android. 4 out of 5 devices sold are on Android.
Globally, 75% of all app downloads are on Android devices.
So undoubtedly, Android is the most preferred mobile operating system and platform. It's user-friendly interface and variety of applications makes it the strongest player.
Is Android synonymous to Smartphone?
Actually no. There are lot of trends where Android is setting up it's mark. Imagine you wake up in the morning and read news on the Bathroom Mirror while brushing your teeth. Wow... Open up Wikipedia and you find few of the future trends to watch out for.
Let me list few of them for you:
- Wearable Devices
- Home Security and Automation System
- Digital Cameras
- Home Appliances, IP Phones, Set Top Box
- Mini PCs and Gaming Consoles
- In Car Navigation, In Car Entertainment and Future Cars
- Medical Imaging and many more…
How will Android change India?
India has always been a focus for major IT player in the industry, but this is not just it for Android. India will be the global hub of high-quality mobile application developers and Google is all set to train two million mobile developers in India through Android Skilling Program. Google has introduced Associate Android App Developer Certificate for anyone to jump start the career in Android App Development.In-fact the career opportunities which are building up for skilled Android App Developers are multiple. Trovit Jobs alone has more than 13k open jobs only in India.
Why should I thank Android?
My day starts with checking messages, emails and my day ends with conveying Good Night to far away friends and family through some or the other Android App on my smartphone. The personal relations, emotions are intact in the digital era with just a few clicks. Through out the day, I rely a lot on few Android Apps to give me the updates of my work or the happenings around me. The Mobile has been a integral part of everyone's life you accept it or not.The Android Skilling Program seems to me one of the many solutions, to eradicate large unemployment issue - which our country has been facing for a long time. The program is open for all and is set to put up a mark in the industry.I thank Android for reaching out to our lives in multiple ways. It's a bit of my contribution to spread the good words of Android and it's Skilling Program.
About the Author
With over 9 years of experience in the IT Industry into Training, Development and Product Management, Robin Mazumdar loves to connect with People via Photography and Social Networking.