Android Basic – OverView | Part-1

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What is an Android Operating System ? Android as you know is an operating system in which all of our Applications Runs. Android O.S is Linux based operating system. Android is free ware and you can say it is open source , so user can use it freely . Android O.S made up of c,c++,JAVA . It can be thought of as a mobile operating system. But it is not limited to mobile only. It is currently used in various devices such as mobiles, tablets, televisions ,Watches etc.

Android and Its Feature

  1. Anyone can customize the Android Platform.
  2. There are a lot of mobile applications that can be chosen by the consumer.
  3. It provides many interesting features like weather details, opening screen, live RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds etc.
  4. It provides support for messaging services(SMS and MMS), web browser, storage (SQLite), connectivity (GSM, CDMA, Blue Tooth, Wi-Fi etc.), media, handset layout etc.

Android Application Categories

  • Entertainment
  • Tools
  • Communication
  • Productivity
  • Personalization
  • Music and Audio
  • Social
  • Media and Video
  • Travel and Local etc.

History of Android is very nice to heard.The Version names of android ranges from A to J currently, such as Aestro, Blender, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich,Jelly Bean and KitKat :

Initially, Andy Rubin founded Android Inc in Palo Alto, California, United States in October, 2003.
In 17th August 2005, Google acquired android Incorporation. Since then, it is in the subsidiary of Google Inc.
The key employees of Android Incorporation are Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears.
Originally intended for camera but shifted to smart phones later because of low market for camera only.
Android is the nick name of Andy Rubin given by coworkers because of his love to robots.
In 2007, Google announces the development of android OS.
In 2008, HTC launched the first android mobile.

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