The Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system is top dog for a reason. Not only does it have a lot to offer users, but the company has done a great job forming the right partnerships.
Moving forward, it appears that Google will continue to partner with companies who are interested in using its Android operating system in both smartphones and tablets. For this reason, Google should be able to hold onto its spot as the top operating system in the world in terms of smartphone market share.
What is Next for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android?
First up, let’s take a look at a recent report by Jim Hsiao of Digitimes Research. It appears that a growing number of vendors are going to tackle the eight inch tablet market as a means of avoiding all the competition in the seven inch segment.
Along with Samsung, a couple other companies, including LG Electronics and Asustek, are set to get involved in the eight inch game. Both of these providers plan on releasing eight inch Android based tablets for both entry and high end markets.
In another piece by Digitimes, this one composed by Daniel Shen and Steve Shen, it is reported that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) may partner with LG to develop a co-branded five inch smartphone. The Nexus 5 would be a follow up to the Nexus 4 that hit the market in late 2012.
While there is not yet a lot of information on this smartphone, the story notes that it is “likely to run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.” It is expected to make its way to market in October 2013.
It is partnerships like these that allow the Google Android operating system to enjoy top honors in the smartphone operating system market. Along with this, the company continues to make strides in the tablet market, thanks to a growing number of partnerships.
As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 arrives, it will be interesting to see how many new devices rely on the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system. If these stories are accurate, we will not have to wait long for more action from the search engine giant.
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