Difference between Google Android and Windows Mobile
Google Android vs Windows Mobile:
It cannot be denied that day by day, with new technologies coming in, the world changes. The equipments we used a few years ago have been replaced by new ones that are more advanced in technology. One such equipment that has been facing great changes is the telephone. Starting from Alexander Graham Bell discovering the telephone to the introduction of hand phones which are mobile, the history of the telephone has evolved and it keeps evolving. Today is the era of smartphones. Many operating systems operate in these smart phones and Google Android and Windows Mobile are two different operating systems used in smartphones. Though a lot of people are using smart phones, a considerable number of folks are still blind to what they are and how they differ from each other. Therefore, this article intends to get to the attention of confused minds by explaining what actually are Google Android and Windows Mobile and their differences.
What is Google Android?
Google Android is a type of operating system basically used in smart phones. Besides, it is also used in tablet computers. It is an operating system for mobile devices based on Linux (Linux is also an operating system that is generally used for computers). Google Android is developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by google, and other companies. Speaking of the history of the product, Android was first introduced by four members; Andy Rubin, Rich Mine, Nick Sears, and Chris White in Palo Alto, California, the United States in October 2003. After a while, Google purchased Android on August 17, 2005. After the purchase, Google scheduled to enter the mobile phone market. Open Handset Company was created by Google and they set the aim of contributing to the development of Android. Actually Open Handset Company was a collection of hardware, software and telecommunication companies. Since end of 2010, the demand for the Android market rapidly increased, because of smartphones. Android turned into world’s primary smartphones platform. Now there are a large number of applications developers working for Android. Anyone can download Android applications from third-party sites. Finally it is obvious that almost every person of the entire world, with their busy lives, is using these Android smartphones because they have plenty of facilities to make their day today life comfortable.
What is Windows Mobile?
Next, let us see what Windows Mobile means. Windows Mobile is an operating system also developed for smartphones and pocket personal computers. It was designed by Microsoft. Windows Mobile is based on the Windows CE Kernel and first appeared in 2010. It is designed to have appearances similar to the desktop versions of Windows. Windows Mobile is proprietary software that should be paid for by the hardware manufacturers. Currently, a large number of smartphone manufacturing companies use Windows Mobile. Most Windows Mobile devices are usually come with the tough screen. However, this operating system for smartphones was discontinued in February, 2010, with the introduction of Windows Phone. It should be taken into notice that Windows Phone is not an update to Windows Phone. In conclusion, the latest version of Windows Mobile introduced by Microsoft so far is version 6.5.5. and Windows Mobile permits a lot of programmes and software.
What is the difference between Google Android and Windows Mobile?
Now that the two types of smartphone operating systems are separately explained, it would be appropriate to discuss the differences existing between the two. As much as they seem to be similar as both of them are used for smartphones, they are distinctly different. One of the major differences would be the producer of these two smartphone operating systems. Google Android is developed by Google and Windows Mobile is developed by Microsoft. The Microsoft introduced Windows Mobile a considerable time ago than Google who introduced Google Android just recently. Moreover, another difference would be the licensing of the two. Windows Mobile is proprietary software that should be paid for by the hardware manufacturers, Android is open source software which is based on Linux. In addition, it should be noted that Windows Mobile is used by quite a lot of smartphone companies than Android who joined the market comparatively just recently. Furthermore, speaking of the latest version of these two OSs, the latest of Windows Mobile is Windows 6.5.5 while Google has launched its latest version Android 2.2. To conclude, another difference would be in terms of the programmes used. Windows Mobile has comparatively large number of programmes than Android.
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