ANDROID VS HTC
Differentiating Android and HTC is like comparing Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and Nokia. Android is just one of the many mobile OSs (operating systems) distributed and used today while HTC is just one of the many mobile phone manufacturers supporting the said mobile OS. Samsung is another manufacturer that vigorously offers smartphones powered by Android OS.
Android, since its initial public offering in 2008, has leapfrogged its competitors to become the number one mobile OS worldwide as of the last quarter of 2010. As a result, Android grabbed the most market share for a mobile OS, not just in the U.S.,but in the entire world in general. This is placing Apple’s iOS in second place.
Foremost, Android was developed by Android Incorporated back in 2005. Later on, however, Google, Inc. purchased the software’s developer and made the OS open source. Its official release was last
October 21, 2008. To date, the OS is a favorite software by many mobile device users either mobile phones or tablet computers. The latest build of the Android OS in the tablet market is Honeycomb 3.2. As of July 25, 2011, the latest release of Android for mobile phones was 2.3.5 codenamed “Gingerbread.”