Some knowledge about android.
What is android?
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
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|
Android OS basic screen provides a beautiful and intuitive user interface.
GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC and WiMAX.
SQLite, a lightweight relational database, is used for data storage purposes.
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.
SMS and MMS
Android has native support for multi-touch which was initially made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero.
User can jump from one task to another and same time various application can run simultaneously.
Widgets are resizable, so users can expand them to show more content or shrink them to save space.
Supports single direction and bi-directional text.
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.
A technology that lets apps discover and pair directly, over a high-bandwidth peer-to-peer connection.
A popular NFC-based technology that lets users instantly share, just by touching two NFC-enabled phones together.