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An operating system (OS) is a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is a vital component of the system software in a system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function.

Android is Linux Based OS Designed for use on cell phones, e-readers, tablet PCs. Android provides easy access to social networking sites. Android has been adopted by a number of manufacturers. Lot of Applications Available in Google Market.

Android was found way back in 2003. It was developed in Palo Alto, California. Android was developed by the Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White. Android was purchased by the GOOGLE in AUGUST,2005 for 50 million $.


Its open market model allows registered software developers To create applications for Android Listing of Applications in Android Market Users can download from a growing store of Smart-phone applications at Google Market Download compatible Android apps from other locations


Integrated browser based on the open source Web Kit engine SQLite for relational data storage Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats Dalvik Virtual Machine optimized for mobile devices


Cellular networking : GSM, EDGE, 3G LAN : Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi Graphics Hardware Acceleration Camera, GPS and Compass Touch screen and accelerometer for motion sensing


Android applications run in a sandbox, an isolated area of the operating system that does not have access to the rest of the system's resources, unless access permissions are granted by the user when the application is installed.

Android Beta First Version of Android. The focus of Android beta is testing incorporating usability. Android beta will generally have many more problems on speed and performance. Android Astro 1.0 First full version of android. Released on September 23, 2008. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Quite slow in operating. No copy and paste feature in the web browser.

Released on April 30, 2009. Added auto-rotation option. Copy and Paste feature added in the web browser. Increased speed and performance but not up to required level. Released on September 15, 2009. Voice search and Search box were added. Faster OS boot times and fast web browsing experience. Typing is quite slower.

Android clair 2.0/2.1

Released on October 26, 2009.

Bluetooth 2.1 support. Improved typing speed on virtual keyboard, with smarter dictionary. no Adobe flash media support.

Released on May 20, 2010. Support for Adobe Flash 10.1 Improved Application launcher with better browser No internet calling.

Released on December 6, 2010. Updated User Interface with high efficiency and speed Internet calling & copy/paste. New keyboard for faster word input. not supports multi-core processors.

Released on February 22, 2011. Support for multi-core processors Ability to encrypt all user data. This version of android is only available for tablets.

Released on November 14, 2011. Virtual button in the UI. A new typeface family for the UI, Roboto. Ability to shut down apps that are using data in the background.

Released on June 27, 2012. Latest version of Android. Smoother user interface.

Why Android?
open source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified a low-cost, customizable, lightweight operating system for high tech devices Includes Java compatible libraries Multi language support Interface that is better then the previous touch screen mobiles User gets millions of applications that user can not get in any other mobile operating system

Why Android?(cntd.)
Android supports advanced audio/video/still media formats such as MPEG-4, H.264, MP3, and AAC, AMR, JPEG, PNG, GIF
Features like weather details, opening screen, live RSS feeds and even the icons on the opening screen can be able to be customized Multitasking more easier and more visual Powerful voice input engine Cloud connected experience

There are a host of advantages that Googles Android will derive from being an open source software. Some of the advantages include: The ability for anyone to customize the Google Android platform

The consumer will benefit from having a wide range of mobile applications to choose from since the monopoly will be broken by Google Android Men will be able to customize a mobile phones using Google Android platform like never before


Features like weather details, opening screen, live RSS As a result of many mobile phones carrying Google In addition the entertainment functionalities will be
taken a notch higher by Google Android being able to offer online real time multiplayer games feeds and even the icons on the opening screen will be able to be customized Android, companies will come up with such innovative products like the location

Security:- Making source code available to everyone
inevitably invites the attention of black hat hackers. Open Source:- A disadvantage of open-source development is that anyone can scrutinize the source code to find vulnerabilities and write exploits. Login:- Platform doesn't run on an encrypted file system and has a vulnerable log-in. Incompetence:-The dependence on hardware and carrier partners puts the final product out of their control.


The first commercially available phone to run Android was the HTC Dream, released on 22 October 2008. Google intends to bring Android to televisions with Google TV, and the OS has seen applications on wristwatches, headphones, car CD and DVD players, smart glasses, refrigerators, vehicle satnav systems, home automation systems, cameras, games consoles, mirrors, digital cameras, portable media players and landlines. Names of Android versions are pastry based and in Albhabetical Order so next version name may start with letter K.

Beyond Smart phones & Tablets

laptops and netbooks, smartbooks smart TVs cameras (Nikon Coolpix S800c and Galaxy Camera). smart glasses Headphones car CD and DVD players portable media players wristwatches

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