When Google launched the Google Android-powered Nexus One telephone on January 5, 2010, Jobs, Apple Chief executive officer responded to that development in a documented assembly together with his employees in January 2010, At the meeting Jobs made some scathing comments about their rival Google. He said we didn’t go into search, but they entered the Phone business.
Make no mistake: Google needs to kill the iPhone. In Mar 2010, Apple inc established a proxy war by filling a patents infringement lawsuit against HTC the Taiwanese firm that made the Nexus telephone one for Google. Bloomberg news reports the Apple has sold a lot over 50 million iPhones since its debut.
The most recent version, iPhone 4, sold a lot more than 1.7 million units in the first 3 days after its June 24 debut. Compared Google has offered an estimated 135, 000 Nexus One phones in the 74 times later it went on sale as compared with Apple which sold one million iPhones from the first 74 days of its presence from the year 2007. The Nexus One phone hasn’t matched iPhone sales at all.
In addition with the anticipated debut of the iPhone on the Verizon Communications network United States Today, paper reports that Apple Earnings of the iPhone from the USA would reach 15 million units annually from 11 million in 2010. Clearly, Google’s Nexus One phone might not be capable to match the iPhone in sales.
Google’s Android OS is currently 4th by market share among smartphone OS. Google’s Android OS is ahead of Microsoft Windows and is ready to challenge this iPhone Os, Nokia’s Symbian and RIMS Blackberry.
The Google Android OS is gaining in market share because the manufacturers like HTC and Samsung are showing a preference for this Google’s Android, which isn’t just free but brings a fast-growing developer community.
Android Latest Version
Android 9 Pie is also known as “Android P” was released by Google and the first developer preview was on March 7, 2018. Google released many betas of Android P and final beta was released on July 25, 2018.
Android P uses material Design as Google has given refresh look to this Android OS. There are a lot of new features added in the Android Pie.
Battery & Brightness
Adaptive Brightness is another feature added in Android Pie. It will automatically change the brightness of your phone according to the environment.
Adaptive Battery will learn how you use your phone and it will adjust your apps and services, so the battery doesn’t drain out.
Switching between the apps is much more easy, by using gestures, instead of a button navigation button.
Google has introduced this feature in Android Pie 9, where you can see how much time you have spent on mobile and on each app Even how many notifications you have got and how many times you have unlocked your phone.
App timers: You can set a timer on apps after the timer ends apps will stop and the app icon will change to gray. There is a lot of benefit of this feature as we spend a lot of time using mobile. If you are a heavy user then it will help to change this habit.
Wind Down: You can schedule time in this and you can choose options to turn Grayscale and Do Not Disturb silences and Night Light schedule, all this option will help you to sleep better.
Volume controls It is easier and more controls on the volumes.
Screenshots: It is easy to take a screenshot, Hold power button few second and tap on a screenshot. You can draw, annotate, or crop quickly.
Redesigned Quick Settings: Redesigned with “Material Design”, Quick Settings with all toggles.
Android Q is the android latest version. Google has already released Beta 2. If you want to install Android Q Follow these instructions. Android Q has brought a number of changes in the latest OS like additional privacy, more security, enhancements for foldable and new APIs.
Android Q Beta 2
Beta 2 is released on April 3, 2019, they have introduced a new way to do multi-task
what Google has said about this:
Bubbles are a new feature in Android Q. With bubbles users can easily multi-task from anywhere on their device. Bubbles are built into the Notification system. They float on top of other app content and follow the user wherever they go. Bubbles can be expanded to reveal app functionality and information, and can be collapsed when not being used.
Foldables emulator: Google also introduced to foldable emulators, it is available in Android Virtual device in Android Studio 3.5 in the Canary release channel.
Features that will be available in Android Q
- An improved share menu
- Built-in screen recording
- A system-wide dark mode might
When will it be released?
March 13, 2019, Android Q Beta 1 is out. Beta 2 is released on April 3, 2019, Beta 3 will be released in early May.
Android Q Beta 4
If you are running android beta version then you might know that Android Q beta 4 has been released. Google is asking the developer to test their app’s compatibility with the new Android version as you’ll have access to the final APIs 29 and SDK. There are a lot of changes and improvement done in the latest beta.