Android, the world’s most popular mobile platform | Android Developers

Android, the world’s most popular mobile platform | Android Developers

Android, the world’s most popular mobile platform | Android Developers

Krishna Dathan

Just a Passing Look over & into “Google”

Google : the word Google is derived from GOOGOL.

Googol is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros.
The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman.

Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.”
is indeed derived from Googol
Of course, that is 100 zeros!


Company Name : Google Inc


Company Name :       Google Inc

Began functioning : January 1996

Started by                :  Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Started as                :  Research project

Started at                 :  Stanford University in California



Company Profile
multinational Internet and software
corporation specialized in 
Internet search, cloud computing, and
advertising technologies


Hosts and develops a number of
Internet-based services and products


Generates profit primarily from advertising
through its 
AdWords program


 First incorporated as a privately held
company on
September 4, 1998, and its initial public   offering followed on August 19, 2004 At that time
Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and 
Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024


The company’s mission statement from the outset was "to
organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and


and the company’s unofficial
slogan is "
Don’t be evil"


current headquarters : Mountain View, California [ 2006
onwards ]


Google’s rapid growth since its
incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships
beyond the company’s core web
search engine

The company offers online productivity software,
such as the Gmail email service, the Google
Docs office suite, and the Google+ social
networking service.

Google’s products extend to the
desktop as well, with applications such as the Google Chrome web
browser, the Picasa photo organizing and editing software,
and the Google Talk instant

Google leads the development of
the Android mobile operating
, as well as theGoogle Chrome OS

 browser-only operating system, found
on specialized laptops called Chromebooks.

Google has been estimated to
run over one million servers in data centers around
the world, and process over one
billion search requests and about
twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day.

 As of September 2009 Alexa listed
the main U.S.-focused site as the Internet’s most visited website,
and numerous international Google sites as being in
the top hundred, as well as several other Google-owned
sites such asYouTube

, Blogger and Orkut.

 Google also ranks number two in the BrandZ brand equity database.

The dominant market position of Google’s services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy,
copyright, and censorship.
















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Onavo | Monitor Data Usage Onavo

Onavo | Monitor Data Usage

Onavo – Monitor your data usage, Control your data bill.

“Onavo is the Best Damn Data-Monitoring App for Android, Period” –

Save money on your mobile bill – avoid costly overage fees! Onavo puts you in control of your 3G data plan. Easy setup, three brand new widgets, tailored alerts and automatic blocking tools will keep you safe from bloated data bills.

Winner: Best Mobile Startup and People’s Choice Awards at TheNextWeb 2011
As seen on TV – featured on BBC’s prestigious Click
“Are Your Mobile Apps Data Hogs? This Android App Tells You” –
“Onavo’s new Android app helps you keep your mobile data bill low” –
“Get Onavo to avoid being hosed” – Mobile Industry Review
★★★★★ “Useful and beautiful”
★★★★★ “can potentially help you tier down to a lower rate”

√ Alerts and warnings: Receive status notifications about apps that are hogging your data, when approaching your data cap, or when traveling (data roaming)
√ Widgets: A selection of three widgets to keep you updated on data usage, including a world first Live Data Usage widget, showing which apps are using data right now.
√ Data hog blocking: Restrict specific apps to Wi-Fi, or block your 3G data altogether once you exceed your data cap to avoid any additional costs
√ Crowdsourcing: Join the Onavo Android community to tap into the collective wisdom of Android users everywhere. This will help you keep your mobile data in check, letting you know whether an app is safe to use as soon as you download it.
√ Tracking: Use a data plan watchdog that provides early alerts when usage reaches predefined limits, and can also track and predict if you will hit your data cap.
√ Advice: Get tailored tips on best value data plans from your carrier or other carriers, based on your actual usage
√ Simple setup: Get going in seconds: Set your monthly cap, billing cycle and cost – and you’re good to go!

√ Data Plan Usage: visualize your monthly data-plan over time with a live progress bar
√ App Watch: quickly browse through all your data-using apps
√ Live Usage: See which apps are using your data *right now*

Supports hundreds of operators around the world, including Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, O2, Vodafone, Orange, Movistar, Three (3), Bell, Rogers, Claro, Telus, Virgin and Optus.

What’s New

What’s in this version:

Updates: Stability bug fix.
Note: we now need the “Automatically start at boot” permission in order to fix accuracy issues on ICS devices.
Three brand-new widgets: App Watch, Data Plan Usage and Live Data Usage
Data Plan Usage: visualize your monthly data-plan over time with a live progress bar
App Watch: quickly browse through all your data-using apps
Live Usage: See which apps are using your data *right now*
Performance and stability enhancements.

This application has access to the following:

Network communication
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
Phone calls
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.
System tools
write Access Point Name settings
Allows an application to modify the APN settings, such as Proxy and Port of any APN.