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Android

Some knowledge about android.

What is android?

Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Initial release date: September 23, 2008
Package manager: APK-based
Platforms: 32- and 64-bit ARM, x86 and x86-64
License: Apache License 2.0; GNU GPL v2 for the Linux kernel modifications;
Developer: Various (mostly Google and the Open Handset Alliance)
Written in: Java, C, C++, XML, Assembly language, Python, Shell script, Go, Make, D

What is Android

Live Caption

Smart Reply

Sound Amplifier

Gesture Navigation

Dark theme

Privacy Controls

Location Controls

Security Updates

Focus mode

Family Link

Features of Android

Android is a powerful operating system competing with Apple 4GS and supports great features. Few of them are listed below −
Sr.No.Feature & Description
1Beautiful UI
Android OS basic screen provides a beautiful and intuitive user interface.
2

Connectivity

GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC and WiMAX.

3

Storage

SQLite, a lightweight relational database, is used for data storage purposes.

4

Media support

H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB, AAC, HE-AAC, AAC 5.1, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP.

5

Messaging

SMS and MMS

6

Web browser

Based on the open-source WebKit layout engine, coupled with Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine supporting HTML5 and CSS3.

7

Multi-touch

Android has native support for multi-touch which was initially made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero.

8

Multi-tasking

User can jump from one task to another and same time various application can run simultaneously.

9

Resizable widgets

Widgets are resizable, so users can expand them to show more content or shrink them to save space.

10

Multi-Language

Supports single direction and bi-directional text.

11

GCM

Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a service that lets developers send short message data to their users on Android devices, without needing a proprietary sync solution.

12

Wi-Fi Direct

A technology that lets apps discover and pair directly, over a high-bandwidth peer-to-peer connection.

13Android Beam
A popular NFC-based technology that lets users instantly share, just by touching two NFC-enabled phones together.