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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code released for developers

Google has released the source code of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS for smartphones and tablets. The much awaited source code is available to the public following the promise made by the Android developers that the ICS source code will be released under Apache Software License (ASLv2).

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Nielsen survey rates Android as the Top Smartphone OS in the U.S. Market

Google’s Android OS stays ahead of both Apple iOS and RIM’s BlackBerry platform and continues to be the most popular choice in the growing U.S. smartphone market, according to the latest survey of Nielsen for three month period ending July 2011. This is good news for Android developers and their interests are gaining momentum at the expense of iPhone and BlackBerry.

Nielsen survey reveals the key findings:

Overview of Android Application Development

Google’s Android is a mobile operating system with middleware and key mobile applications built on Linux Kernel. It creates opportunities to Android developer to develop intuitive and compelling mobile applications that enhance the core functionality of the device and provide rich interactive user experience. Android Market boasts of over 200,000 apps, most of them are free to Android users for download. Android smartphones are ranked first in the sale of handsets in US, with a market share of 43.6% upfront.

Google Instant On Android

Google Instant on Android 2.2 devices makes search faster by displaying search results for a query as you type and eliminates the need to load a new page for each query. Google Instant is activated on mobile devices just by pressing "turn on" link on Google.com site and can be disabled by clicking the "turn off" button.Google has introduced Google Instant, for Android 2.2 devices to people across the world that shows search results as a user types on Google Search just like the standard desk top version.

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