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Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Google’s Strategy on AOSP Apps – Embrace, Extend, Extinguish?

Google’s Strategy on AOSP Apps – Embrace, Extend, Extinguish?

Seven years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced with a key objective of creating an open platform ecosystem for global reach. Since then Android has steadily increased its dominance via its ever expanding ecosystem and attaining maturity through OS upgrades over the years. In line with OS revisions, Android apps too have grown in number and features. In fact they have attained maturity levels at which OEMs now prefer default apps over their customized ones. However one deterrent to experience newest version of apps is that app upgrades are bundled with OS upgrades which in turn are controlled by OEMs & carriers. More recently in 2013, key strategy changes were introduced and one among them was making AOSP apps available in Google Play Store (as stock apps). Off late, Google is moving several Android apps to Play Store with the objective of decoupling them from OS upgrades and release newer versions independently. End users too are a happy bunch and enjoying the latest...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Mobile Application types and business choice

Mobile Application types and business choice

Mobile applications and the market scenario has evolved so much in the last decade in tandem with the technologies and standards. The competition and time to market  to do business has become cut throat.  An app is a real estate that struggles so much to find its place in the menu of a phone. This directly has impact on the the things that one need to decide early in stage in the mobile application development process as how to build and deploy an app. The options available today are, Native Applications Web Applications & Hybrid Applications Let us have a crisp understanding of these before deciding which one to choose. Native Applications: A native app is an app for a certain mobile device (smartphone, tablet , etc) which is coded with a specific programming language (like Objective C for iOS, Java for Android) and installed directly onto the device. End users typically acquire these apps through an online app store. A native app generally makes use of the phone’s...

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