Correspondence and communication| Volume 65, ISSUE 10, P1440-1442, October 2012

Smartphone applications for the plastic surgeon: An update of Google's Android operating system

      Recent published articles have paid little reference in evaluating smartphone applications for the Google Android operating system with numerous accounts in the literature evaluating applications that are useful for the plastic surgeon for Apple's iPhone.
      • Amin K.
      Smartphone applications for the plastic surgery trainee.
      Google's smartphone operating system has been postulated to supersede iPhone as a medical platform in 2012. Google's Android operating system has been present in the market for a few years now, and with over 180,000 application developers and over 300,000 applications, it is building momentum as a valued future supplier of applications. Android, also referred to as the ‘droid’ is a composition of multiple manufacturers of mobile technology and market leaders in telecommunications, which include Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG. One advantage the Android handsets have over the iPhone, is that it contains a mini USB connector for connectivity with other medical devices, which has great prospects for future use in the clinical environment. It also contains a MicroSD card to backup and transfer data.
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