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When it comes to Android phones and software, the main focus is on modification. There are very little restrictions when it comes to the android software. Not only does Android have the largest free app market, it allows you to customize your phone more than any other.When you buy an iPhone, you're stuck with as much storage as you decided to buy at the get-go. Most Android phones, however, have a microSD card slot, so you can easily and cheaply buy more storage space. You can also replace the battery with a new one if the orginal one starts to die rather than go to an Apple store and wait and pay for a new one. Android files screenshots, downloaded pics, and pictures saved from messages into their own separate folders.

This allows more ease of access and a simpler way to organize. 1)Android doesn't care where your music comes from. Apple and iOS 8, however, require iTunes if you want to load your iPhone up with songs, and you need iPhoto if you ever want to get your photos onto your computer.You can also use any micro-USB cable to charge your Android phone. If you want to charge your iPhone, you need to have Apple's proprietary “Lightning” cable. Google's app store lets you download apps to your phone directly from its website. If you search for an iPhone app in a browser, on the other hand, you have to launch iTunes or the App Store to download and install it. Android also allows multiple user accounts on one device such as a tablet or phone.

You can customize an Android phone much more than an iPhone likeadding widgets on your home screen. Android phones don't force you to keep all of your apps on one of your home screens, as iPhones do. 2) When you have an Android phone, your notifications are always shown at the top of your screen, which makes it easier to remember what you need to check and respond to. Android also has custom keyboards, automation, and customer home launchers.

Android Software

Androids current software is based of the Linux kernel and is developed by Google. 3) The new KitKate 4.4 software offers a lot of new features and benefits to the world of android. It now has an “Ok Google” voice recognition launch phrase that will launch Google on your device during any state. It also has a new immersive mode that hides everything else except the book your reading, the game your playing, or the movie you are watching. Android 4.4 takes optimizes memory and improves your touchscreen so that it responds faster and more accurately than before. This means that you can listen to music while browsing the web,or multitask with gps and other applicaitons.

The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google Apps domain.With a user interface based on direct manipulation, Android is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, with specialized user interfaces for televisions (Android TV), cars (Android Auto), and wrist watches (Android Wear).

The Operating System uses touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching, and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects, and a virtual keyboard. Despite being primarily designed for touchscreen input, it also has been used in game consoles, digital cameras, regular PCs and other electronics. 4)As of July 2013 the Google Play store has had over one million Android applications (“apps”) published, and over 50 billion applications downloaded.

The newest Android software is the 5.0 Lollipop software. Something everyone might not know is that Android actually goes in alphabetical order with their names for software; e.g. Kit Kat and then Lollipop. The big news for Android Lollipop is the change to the way it looks - and it's going well beyond the mobile phone to the tablet, TV Screen, watch, and even the car.

The new Material Design is different than any other it's heavily based on making every animation, every ripple, and every shadow look real, which is something that most brands are shying away from.The Roboto font has been updated too, so everything from watch to TV to mobile looks the same.

Notifications on Android Lollipop have been given an overhaul, so only the more relevant information about your apps is presented. You can even adjust the OS to only display notifications from the most important people and apps during the evening hours or an important meeting. The notification panel is being merged with the lockscreen, so you can see what's going on as you pick up the phone and get where you need to be with intuitive gestures- a double tap TO OPEN an app or a swipe to clear a notification. Imagine that the lockscreen is similar to the notifications panel now, and you're pretty much there. That's not to say that the main notifications screen is gone, that's still there too and has undergone some changes of its own. Android Lollipop will learn from you for example, working out what you look at and interact with more often to prioritise that notification. You can actually see a full review of the new software if you click on the YouTube Link below!

Google & Android

Google has brought a lot of innovation to the Android market. Since the merge between Android and Google, they have shown they can do everything Apple can. All of the resrouces and apps that Apple and IOS offer can also be accessed through Google. Google offers a cloud service (google drive), email, google wallet, etc. Google however, has tried out it's own social network knows as Google+. The interface has made Androids easy to use as well as add more customization with the Google Now launcher and Motorolla phones offer the personal assistance you can “name” anything, such as Siri if you really want to stick to Apple. The Google echo sphere also offers a lot of sharing opportunities with Google documents and presentations that can be saved on the cloud as well as accessed in real time by a large number of users. A lot of users get overwhelmed with all of these options whih is why the choose Apple because of the lack of options it makes the IOS software a lot more approachable.


Android gives you everything you need to build best-in-class app experiences. It gives you a single application model that lets you deploy your apps broadly to hundreds of millions of users across a wide range of devices—from phones to tablets and beyond.

Android also gives you tools for creating apps that look great and take advantage of the hardware capabilities available on each device. 5)It automatically adapts your UI to look its best on each device, while giving you as much control as you want over your UI on different device types. The idea is obvious: remove the fragmented way Android looks and bring consistency to the app world no matter what device you're on. Google intends to create an expansive ecosystem that will allow you to start a song on one device, move to another room, pick up a separate Android device and CONTINUEright where you left off.

For example, you can create a single app binary that's optimized for both phone and tablet form factors. You declare your UI in lightweight sets of XML resources, one set for parts of the UI that are common to all form factors and other sets for optimzations specific to phones or tablets. At runtime, Android applies the correct resource sets based on its screen size, density, locale, and so on.

Building on the contributions of the open-source Linux community and more than 300 hardware, software, and carrier partners, Android has rapidly become the fastest-growing mobile OS. Every day more than 1 million new Android devices are activated worldwide. Android’s openness has made it a favorite for consumers and developers alike, driving strong growth in app consumption. Android users download more than 1.5 billion apps and games from Google Play each month. With its partners, Android is continuously pushing the boundaries of hardware and software forward to bring new capabilities to users and developers. For developers, Android innovation lets you build powerful, differentiated applications that use the latest mobile technologies.

Clouds Vs. Humanity

What is the cloud?

The cloud is a form of storing data sources and files onto the internet database rather than a internal server or flashdrive of sorts. It allows information to be stored in mass and allows easy remote access to all who have the ability to connect to a network. The cloud has transformed many ways that companies percieve storage, and how they access it. The IT infastructure has been a staple for the world of technology for a very long time and a long with that cloud computing is now also a staple. With any infastructure comes the need for storage and a long with those comes data centers. Data centers are very relevant for all Technology based companies, most people don't know even know about them or how relevant they actually are. Data centers are essentially large buildings or caged rooms regulated to contain big servers that are rolled in by big name companies such as motorolla, Google, and Amazon. These servers are stored in these rooms and maintained. All of the servers are working non-stop whether it's network capabilities or cloud storage, data centers house them all. Cloud computing has cut costs in a lot of areas and helped companies grow in ways they never thought possible. However, with any new discovery or success comes contrevoursy.


In spite of cloud computing being a relatively young technology, it is already becoming part of everyday life. The cloud itself is a globalized technology by design, making communications over the internet become more efficient, flexible, and accessible being its main purpose. However, it is this same global nature that introduces a number of problems with regard to politics, legality, and cross-border laws. The implications of Cloud technology’s ability to transgress borders, legalities, and jurisdictions is somewhat underexamined, but still vitally important not just for the study of International relations, but also for the tasks of policy and law makers. The rapid increase in the popularity of the Cloud has led to a great deal of legislative issues.

The Internet itself has increased the amounts of trans-border disputes, with the more cases being those that deal with what cannot be shown in one country, and those that deal with property rights, patents, and copyright law. Many attempts by different states to apply their laws to virtual environments have only led to conflicts and bigger problems. The fact that cloud computing involves even bigger transfer of data across borders exacerbates the problem.

Currently, cyber legislation with regard to clouds is applied on a case-to-case basis in order to avoid conflicts, and also as a way of acknowledging the fact that the cross-border capabilities of the technology prevents any single country’s law from being applicable to every single case.

One way of solving this is to create a global standard for legislating technology. However, this would require a successful cooperation between various organizations for standardization and regulation, as well as different states. Another possible solution is for better mutual agreements and SLAs between the cloud service provider and the user. There are also issues of Data posession, which opens up a whole new argument.

Cloud Computing & Social Interaction

How is Cloud Computing affecting our everyday life or how we interact with eachother and the internet? The cloud has made many changes to our lives in terms of ease of access and a seemingly endless amount of storage. Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud services offered for free to the general public. It allows you to do pretty much everything Microsoft office offers. For students, that means a lot more freedom to share papers, presentations and not only access them anywhere there is a connection but also edit them with others in real-time. For many business and start ups, Google drive and other public cloud services can be tailored to be private within a group (like a small business) and shared only for the company to see. It has changed the way we think of storing data. Instead of putting your entire presentation on a flash drive only to figure out when you get there that it is not the same format that can be uploaded onto your professors CPU, you can simply just create it and save it on your drive and or cloud service. When you access it from the cloud you will know it will look and be the same every time you open it, which changes the way students will move forward with projects. It also will assist with group projects since it allows everyone to edit one presentation by simply sending a link or sheet, instead of having that one group member do all the work. Social interaction is online it is mobile and it is now. Facebook is the biggest powerhouse when it comes to social interaction on the internet. Facebook has cloud storage of all of your pictures and posts from years ago. There is also a “Timehop” application that recently has been released and you can view what you posted on all of your social networks from up to seven years ago today.

Education, the Government, Transporation services, and all other types of business use Cloud Computing now. The education System has implemented many different techniques and ways to their strategies of building and growing such as:6)

  1. Ability for the students to access data anywhere, anytime, to enroll in online classes and to participate in group activities
  2. The value of combining business automation processes to streamline subscription, class enrollments and assignment tracking, thus reducing expenses significantly
  3. Ability for the institutional body to leverage the storage cloud to store the daily 2.5 quintillion bytes of data securely and without the need to cater to a complicated infrastructure

The benefit of process billing and charging for education and non-education related activities

The way we use computing in todays world is effecient and affective and it has been benefiting all little by little. Cloud technologies are also offering more infastructure to companies while they are growing or even established companies that need simply wish to grow more or add more infastructure. The cloud structure is just one example of how much the world of technology is vast and fast pace. It shows that even though certain innovations are geared toward certain audiences they will still have enough impact to start some sort of contervoursy, like all great new discoveries do. Cloud computing is something that is very relevant now and will be for a very long time coming. It has impacted the way we live our lives and socially interact with one another in the class room, on Facebook, at work, and in our day-to-day lives.

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