Toombs, Cody (November 6, 2013).
As stated by Bloomberg : "As smartphones get more capable, complex and hackable, having the latest software work closely with the hardware is increasingly important".
183 CyanogenMod was the most widely used community firmware, 184 and CyanogenMod has been discontinued and LineageOS is the successor of CyanogenMod.Welch, Chris (May 15, 2013).The Transformer design includes an optional docking keyboard.108 Android devices incorporate many optional hardware components, including still or video cameras, GPS, orientation sensors, dedicated gaming controls, accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, magnetometers, proximity sensors, pressure sensors, thermometers, and touchscreens.Wagoner, Ara (November 1, 2015).Seifert, Dan (June 26, 2014)."Tablet Operating System Market Share in Africa"."Original Android Prototype Revealed During Google, Oracle Trial".372 Samsung's patent settlement with Microsoft included an agreement to allocate more resources to developing and marketing phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system."Moto G Google Play edition replaces near-stock Android with stock Android"."Looking at the Android operating system".340 According to StatCounter's web use statistics, as of, Android tablets represent the majority of tablet devices used in South America (57.46) 341 and Africa (69.08 342 while being a distant second to iOS in North America (25.29) and Europe (32.64 despite having sizeable majorities.The recommendation for Android.4 is to have at least 512 MB of RAM, 105 while for "low RAM" devices 340 MB is the required minimum amount that does not include memory dedicated to various hardware components such as the baseband processor.A b Yarow, Jay (March 28, 2014).Retrieved July 24, 2017."Android Ecosystem Takes the Baton from Apple iPad in the Tablet Race".Retrieved September 3, 2013."Update: Google posts DRM workaround for paid Android Wear apps".
356 In 2010, Google released a tool for validating authorized purchases for use within apps, but developers complained that this was insufficient and trivial to crack.
The success of Android has made it a target for patent and copyright litigation between technology companies.