Developer - Google

Platform    - Desktop

Android is a Linux kernel based open source operating system designed primarily for mobile phones. It is currently developed and maintained by Google, and the source code is available on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) website. Like Linux Distro, Android can be customized in any way. Many phone manufacturers use their own style of Android for the devices they create, while many will shipped their device with the pure 'stock' version of Android. The operating system supports many different types of hardware on Android devices, such as video cameras, GPS, sensors etc., and all these hardware support allows other companies to develop a more secure and better application for the Android platform.

Android powered smaprthone or tablet device can easily meet your daily computing needs, you may not need a computer if you have an Android smartphone or tablet. Google Play is the official application store for Android, currently there are millions of apps available. With a few clicks, Android users can install and update apps on their device with the Google Play Store.

At present, Android is the most popular operating system for smartphones, even the market share of Android is more than any operating system. It is currently available for mobile, tablet, television and other devices.

Version History

() contain year of release.

  • Android 10 (2019)
  • Pie 9.0 (2018)
  • Oreo 8.0 (2017)
  • Nougat 7.0 (2016)
  • Marshmallow 6.0 (2015)
  • Lollipop 5.0 (2014)
  • KitKat 4.4 (2013)
  • Jelly Bean 4.1 (2012)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (2011)
  • Honeycomb 3.0 (2011)
  • Gingerbread 2.3 (2010)
  • Froyo 2.2 (2010)
  • Eclair 2.0 (2009)
  • Cupcake 1.5 (2009)
  • Petit Four 1.1 (2009)
  • 1.0 (2008)

Features of Android

Some of the remarkable features of the Android mobile operating system are:

  • Multi-touch enabled.
  • Multiple language support.
  • Multitasking.
  • Messaging.
  • Calling.
  • Dictionary / Auto Correction.
  • Screen capture.
  • Internet / Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc.
  • External storage support.

Android Facts

  • The name 'Android' comes out from the original developer name 'Andy Rubin'.
  • Over 80% of the world's smartphones run Android.
  • Android was originally made for digital cameras.
  • The alphabetic version (or code name) of Android such as Lollipop, Marshmallow, Oreo, and Pie, are based on sweets / desserts.
  • There are more than 2 billion monthly active Android devices.

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