Why Do 100,000,000 People Love Android?

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What operating system powers a hundred million mobile devices across our planet?

It’s the Android.

Android not only has the biggest installed base in the world, but it is continuing to grow faster than any other OS in the world.

Why Is It Growing So Rapidly?

To say Android is experiencing rapid growth is something of an understatement. Every single day, one million people across the world activate a new Android device.

There are three primary reasons for this phenomenal growth:
The first reason is that it has worldwide distribution, selling in a hundred and ninety countries because of strategic global partnerships.

The second reason is that it is built on the open source contributions of the Linux community. While this is impressive enough, it also has the support of more than three hundred hardware and software developers around the world. That’s a lot of thinking power packed into a device small enough to hold in your hand.

The third reason is that it continues to be a work in process. Its rate of evolution has yet to be determined. Android continues to experiment how to push it hardware boundaries and software capabilities beyond what users and developers have come to expect.

Why Do Users Like It?

Android is so user-friendly that a child can push buttons to see what happens and figure out how it works. No instruction manuals are necessary. It is user-friendly simply because users can see exactly how the apps work and because of this visibility, they can figure out how control them. In fact, Google Play has 1.5 billion downloads each month. In other words, people find it simple to find new apps and games, download them, and begin using them.

Why Do Developers Like It?

Developers like Android's basic building blocks, because it makes it easy to understand how the platform works.

Specifically, it has the following building blocks:

  • Device Hardware
  • Android Operating System
  • Android Application Runtime
  • Pre-Installed Applications
  • User-Installed Applications
  • Google Play
  • Android Updates
  • Application Services

Developers also like Android because its security controls were designed to make it easy for them. Savvy developers find these security controls flexible while newer developers are protected by Android’s safe defaults. Additionally, developers find it easy to be innovative and build robust, differentiated apps because they use the latest advancements in mobile technology.

How Secure Is It?

When it comes to Android security issues, users have two fundamental questions: “How good is Android Security” and “How can it be improved?

How good is Android Security?

Since the platform is an open one, the security architecture is a robust one. It is also flexible because it is multilayered and stable enough to safeguard all kinds of users.

The platform’s design accounts for two types of common attacks: one, an attempt to convince naïve users of the benefits of installing a disguised malware app; and two, direct attacks on third party apps. Security features, in turn, do one of two things: they either reduce the number of incidents or they mitigate the effects of a successful attack.

How Can It Be Improved?

Although standard Android security is impressive when considering the ingenuity of malicious developers around the world dedicated to creating chaos and mayhem by inventing evil bots, it cannot hope to offer comprehensive protection for all Android-based smartphones and tablets. Hence, it is still advisable to get third-party software that secures the device and protects its data, blocks rogue apps downloaded from Google Play, and guards against an ever spawning population of viruses. Besides these benefits of using additional protection, third party apps can also block fraudulent websites, protect privacy on place like Facebook, and protect children online from predatory influences. Incidentally, these apps can also protect the hardware itself, extending battery life, optimizing performance, and enhancing memory.


A fundamental reason for Android’s continuing success in the marketplace is its open source software. This means that it does not have the proverbial constraints of proprietary software designed to protect corporate revenues. Consequently, participating in its evolution excites the imagination of brilliant people around the world.