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Android – Big player with a massive install base
When we think of mobile tech, minds invariably jump to Apple. The iPhone and the iPad have been such a success that many see them as spearheading the post-PC revolution. But let us not forget Android, the platform commands some 80 percent of shipments and sees some 1.5 million new devices being activated daily.
And with players such as Samsung innovating like crazy, coming out with new devices what feels like daily, what we end up with is a healthy and vibrant ecosystem, and over the coming months and years we're going to see a lot of new stuff filtering into the Android ecosystem.
This is the first installment in a series of daily Six Clicks galleries that are designed to celebrate revolutionary hardware and software advances that we'll be seeing in the near future. Let the 4th of July fireworks begin.
Previously on Six Clicks:
Smartphones were the first devices to really bring sensors into the mainstream, with positioning via GPS being one of the earliest and most widely used.
But sensors are expanding into new territory. Sensors that detect location and ambient light are being augmented by heart rate monitors and fitness sensors on handsets such as Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5, and these sensors will not only spark a new wave of third-party accessory devices and apps, but also make their way into cheaper devices.