2012 will be the year of Android 4.0 "Ice Cream
Sandwich", a more polished offering than before
which will certainly help to keep sales at their current
is also acquiring patents and developing a plan for
dealing the Apple's continual lawsuits against manufacturers
using Android. Hopefully this will be cleared up during
Android has been a huge success, but recently Google
and its partners have come under fire for the lack of
software updates for some devices, even ones that are
only a few months old. Major rivals show more commitment
to customers and their handsets, and this is something
that Google must start to address during 2012.
Android will continue to be the top-selling smartphone
operating system during 2012, but Google will also be
working hard to add new features to keep it competitive.