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Android

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-10-2012 Print

With the second decade of the 21st Century well underway, we thought it was a perfect time to pause and consider the remarkable products and technological innovations we've seen so far. The past 11 years have ushered in a parade of disruptive, life-altering (and business-altering) products and services that have settled so firmly into our everyday lives that it's hard to remember how we functioned without them. In the process, these innovations have rewritten the rules of enterprise IT, reshaped the ways in which we communicate, and revamped our workplaces. The eight technology innovations on this list were chosen based on the impact they've had in our work environments, our personal lives, or both.

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Android became a huge change agent in the mobile space. According to Gartner, smartphones running the Android OS had the greatest market share (53%) in 3Q 2011, far outpacing Symbian (16.9%), Apple iOS (15%) and RIM's BlackBerry (11%). Launched in 2008, Android is the only smartphone OS that has been able to take on Apple's iOS -- and win.



 

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