Android Forum

Oct 28, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Etisalat cellular network said it will host a forum on Android, an operating system for mobile devices, with experts from Google, smartphone makers will be taking part. “The goal of the Android Forum is to give the public a chance to see the limitless possibilities that will be available to them through using Android powered hand held devices,” Etisalat’s chief executive Dumindra Ratnayaka said in a statement.

“…[T]oday people are looking to satisfy an ever increasing amount of their computing needs using mobile devices, and understanding the way that application based operating systems such as Android work, will be key going forward.”

The Android operating system, designed by Google is now widely used by mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet PCs.

Gamika De Silva, who head mobile broadband marketing at Etisalat said tech-savvy users could maximize the potential of technology with customers themselves becoming ‘app developers’.

“What we have always been striving for, first with the AppZone and now with the Android Forum, is to provide the platforms and knowledge base required to empower local technocrats to be driving forces in IT developm