Google’s Android operating system is one of the hottest names in mobility right now. According to a Feb 9 Gartner report, “In the [worldwide] smartphone operating system (OS) market, Android grew 888.8 percent in 2010 and moved to the No. 2 position.” No other mobile OS grew anywhere near as fast as Android.
So it makes perfect sense that Cisco should be a part of the growing Android ecosystem. We are pleased to announce Cisco WebEx Meetings for Android and Cisco Mobile for Android.
WebEx Meetings for Android connects you to your important meetings wherever you are. Available as a free app at www.webex.com/mobile or the Android Market, Cisco WebEx Meetings for Android allows you to view and join meetings, schedule meetings on the go and invite others, view shared content during your meeting, and much more from your Android phone or tablet. Visit www.webex.com/android to learn more about this great new app!
Cisco Mobile for Android lets you place, receive, and manage calls over a Wi-Fi network using your Android phone or tablet. Cisco Mobile turns your smartphone into an IP phone, letting you use your business phone number for outgoing and incoming calls, while also providing corporate directory lookup and enterprise telephony calling features. Cisco Mobile for Android will be available to download in March 2011. To learn more, visit www.cisco.com/go/ciscomobileuc.
We also recently announced the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Cisco Safety and Security Solution for Android as part of our alliance with Samsung and joint presence at Mobile World Congress. Samsung is also certifying their smartphone portfolio through the Cisco Compatible Extensions program.
Ray Smets, Cisco VP and General Manager of the Wireless Networking Business Unit sums it up best: “Having your enterprise collaboration tools at your fingertips is a must for workers on the go. We worked closely with Samsung to ensure our WebEx meetings and Cisco mobile applications are easy to access over Cisco’s highly secure wireless networks from their new Galaxy S II Android smartphone and upcoming tablet devices.”
Coupling these announcements with our plans for the Cisco Cius, which runs on Android, its clear that Cisco is committed to redefining what you can do on a mobile device, and keeping you connected—one call, one connection, and one meeting at a time. It is a very exciting time for Cisco and our customers!