Android community has recently surprised everyone with the news of their connection with one of NASA’s recent projects, where ‘Nexus One’ Smartphone built by HTC, running on Google’s Android OS is used for low cost satellite manufacturing. The ‘PhoneSat’ project is primarily aimed at evolving the satellite architecture focusing more into NASA’s capability to develop low-cost, easy, and quickly built satellite technology.
Well, hard to believe whether a modern day Smartphone can offer such capabilities required for satellite systems; however, Android apps development has made it possible. So, here are the features of your regular Smartphones that has made this project possible;
- Unbelievably Fast Processors
- Operating Systems that can do versatile jobs
- Cameras with ultra high resolution
- GPS Receivers
- Multiple Miniature Sensors
Today’s Smartphones have capabilities beyond our expectations. At consumer level, we only use or are aware of very few of them; however, the capabilities can do miracle for technocrats, such as NASA has experimented with. Giving this interesting rocket science a pause, let us see what these Android phones can do more for general consumers.
High Capacity Processor:
Most of the out of the box phones running on Android platform come with powerful processors. This gives the phone the capacity of a computer. These phones are capable of doing almost everything that a computer can do. Robust hardware integration is key to the myriad popularity of these devices.
Dedicated Memory for Seamless Operation:
Due to dedicated in-built memory, Android phones posses super fastness. This is why you download and install so much of apps and are still able to work and play in a multi tasking environment. Minimum 1 or 2 GB RAM is common for today’s Android Smartphones.
An All-in-One Communicator:
Text messaging and Emailing have been talk of the past. Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Gtalk, and any other communication platform; Android makes it possible on your Smartphones.
Android phones offer excellent GPS navigation capabilities to guide you on the route of your journey. Finding a landmark, any building or street, and direction to your destination was never so easy and accurate.
Cross Device Compatibility:
Android is a universal mobile device operating system. This OS is compatible with Smartphones, tablets or palmtops, desktops, and even high end cameras, Smart TVs, wrist watches, headphones, VoIP Phones etc. The cross-device compatibility nature of Android has turned it into the widely accepted mobile OS.
After the introduction of Android, the world of communication and mobile technology has undergone a sea-change. Android is the choicest OS for almost all major and emerging mobile device manufacturers. With the experimentation of its capability beyond the use of general communication technology by NASA, Android now opens up new vistas for innovators and product manufacturers. This is particularly encouraging news for consumers; as they will be offered more and more new and useful features with their Android mobile device.
Within very small time of its launch, Google’s Android has become the platform for all innovative products and hardware. With quick, robust, and regular updates, Android will keep its miracle on and on in the coming times.