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Battle Heats Up for Tablet Market Between Android and Apple Apps
The battle between Android and Apple applications for tablet devices is yet in its infancy.
Kellers, who is available for media interviews (for details call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436)
Future is bright
Google owns the Android market. People can download Android apps for free since Android is an open source market. The program source code is also free with no licensing fees. Conversely, Apple’s operating system is closed source and Windows operating system is closed source. But Android —based on a Linex kernel and JAVA (also an open source program) is free and will work on any hardware written to run it. Do the math and you’ll see the future.
Here’s an analogy
In Apple’s early days it ruled the market. When Microsoft came along with a system that would run on anyone’s hardware, Apple lost market share. Google’
Yes, there’s been no new device since Apple’s iPad last year. But coming soon is Android 3.0, a code name for a competitive tablet known as Honeycomb able to work on a large format tablet device. Large format tablet devices are seven- inch or larger diagonal screens. The technology is not yet there because Android was not designed to run on tablets; it was designed for smart phones. But smart developers have already adapted the Android operating system to run on a 2.2 system. The NJIT applications to be taught in the new course will use these smaller Android systems.
More Big News
A 3.0 Android operating system for tablets will be on the market Feb. 1. Once the system is released electrical engineers can fine-tune tablets that they’ve begun designing. Expect to see real Android competition to Apple’s iPad on the market around April. Some 3.0 systems in beta are already being tested. Early adopters now can use Samsung’s 2.2 Galaxy pad which runs on an Android system. Kellers advised saving your money, though, until the reviews are in. And, stay tuned for more!
For more information about the NJIT online iPad class, visit: http://adultlearner.njit.edu/
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 8,900 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Office of Continuing Professional Education.
Contact: Sheryl Weinstein, director, public relations, Sheryl.m.weinstein@
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New Jersey Institute of Technology consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College