Android is a mobile operating system(OS) which is developed by American company Google. Android OS is based on the Linux Kernel. Android is designed for touch mobiles and tablet computers. Today android is the most widely used operating system in mobiles phone. In 2013 it was the highest selling operating system.
Android can do many things:
Android is the friendly operating system for a mobile user because with this operating system we can do many things. Android phones are highly customisable and as such can be altered to suit your tastes and needs with wallpapers, themes and launchers which completely change the look of your device’s interface. You can download applications to do all sorts of things like check your Facebook and Twitter feeds, manage your bank account, order pizza and play games.
There are thousands of application for android phone:
There are hundreds of thousands of apps and games available to download from the Google Play store (formerly the Android Market). There are camera apps that allow you to take pictures with artistic effects and filters on them and music players which allow you to stream music from the web or create playlists.
There are the different designs for android phones:
Android phones come in many different designs, colours and sizes. Some have super-fast processors, some have powerful cameras and a few have hardware QWERTY keyboards.
There are the many different maker of android:
Any handset maker is free to make an Android phone if they want to. As well as the aforementioned Motorola, HTC, Samsung and Sony, Acer, Alcatel, Asus, Huawei, LG and ZTE have all made Android phones (and tablets) too. Apple, Nokia and BlackBerry do not offer Android handsets however.
There are the many different updates of android:
Android 1.5 Cupcake
Android 1.6 Donut
Android 2.1 Eclair
Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 3.2 Honeycomb – The first OS design specifically for a tablets, launching on the Motorola Xoom
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: The first OS to run on smartphones and tablets, ending the 2.X naming convention.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Launched on the Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: Arrived on the LG Nexus 4
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat: Launched on the LG Nexus 5
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Launched on the Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9
You can update your android phone:
Android updates are normally received OTA (Over The Air), that is, sent directly to your Android phone without the need for a computer. Normally, once your Android phone or tablet is due to get an upgrade, you’ll see a notification in the bar at the top of the screen. You’ll then be prompted to connect to WiFi to avoid incurring extra data charges – updates can be quite big and downloading them over a mobile data connection isn’t advised as it may result in expensive data charges.