What Is Android?

On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance publicly declared their first solution, Android, a mobile device platform constructed on Linux kernel version 2.6.

Hardware Support: It may support vast array of hardwares such as video/still cameras, touchscreens, GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, magnetometers, dedicated gaming controllers, proximity and pressure sensors, thermometers, rapid 3D images and hastened 2D bit blits.
Android supports IDEN GSM/EDGE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, LTE, NFC and WiMAX connectivity technology.
Multi Lingual Support: It supports multiple languages.
There are countless applications available for Android that can be downloaded in Google Play, previously Android Market. The latest version that is available to phones is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android, Inc. was set up by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sear and Chris White in Palo Alto, California.
Java Support: Most of these applications are written in Java but they operate a specialized virtual machine made for Android, on Dalvik.
How Android Came Into Existence

Web Browser: This is mainly depending on the open-source WebKit layout engine along with the V8 JavaScript engine of Chrome optimization.
Messaging: Android supports SMS and MMS such as threaded text Cloud and messaging to Device Messaging (C2DM).
Android is a Linux based device operating system created by the Open Handset Alliance headed by Google. Android is used in tablet and Smartphone computers. Android is available source i.e. its features can be extended to integrate new technologies as they emerge.
Multi-touch: It supports multi touch but it had been disabled at the kernel level. An update was published by Google which enables .
Storage SQLite is utilized.
Here are some characteristics of Android Operating System.
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Android provides a broad spectrum of services and applications to its consumer. Users can completely customize their cellular phones. The Mobile phone that has used Android was the HTC Dream, release on 22 October 2008.
Media Support: Android supports WebM, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB, AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and WebP media formats.

External Support: Now Android devices’ vast majority support microSD slot and can read microSD card formatted with FAT32, Ext4fs or Ext3fs file system.