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Apple reportedly acquires AI startup Silk Labs - AppleInsider

Based in San Mateo, Calif., Silk Labs was founded by three engineers who previously worked on Firefox OS, Mozilla's failed attempt to create a competing mobile operating system to iOS and Android. Former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal and former Mozilla ...

Chrome OS might soon let Linux apps dip into Android folders - SlashGear

Google seems to grooming Chrome OS to be the one OS that runs them all. Well, almost all since, at the moment, it can only run Chrome apps, Android apps via Google Play Store, and Linux apps via the Debian GNU/Linux distro. But while that arrangement ...

iGaming on the Go with Your Android Device - Android Headlines

Android has been able to climb to the top of the mobile category to become a dominant operating system because of its extremely easy to use interface, affordability of the devices and most importantly, full support from just about every software provider.

Android POS Market: Business Opportunities, Current Trends, Market Forecast & Global Industry Analysis by 2023 - The Flatland Post (press release) (blog)

... include the ability to record and track customer orders, process credit and debit cards, connect to other systems in a network, and manage inventory, however the Android POS is the POS devices combined with the technology of Android operating system.,.

Galaxy Note 9 Black Friday 2018 DEAL: Samsung flagship phablet is now cheaper than ever - Express.co.uk

... easily last users an entire day. And the device is powered by either Samsung's own Exynos 9810 processor or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset, meaning the phablet provides incredibly rapid performance across Google's Android operating system.

10 great gifts for any Android user - Komando

... geared for Android fans. Millions upon millions of Android phones have been sold, making Google's mobile operating system the world's most popular smartphone platform. That also means a lot of the people you're shopping for are probably Android users.

LG Xboom AI ThinQ crashes the smart display party, but maybe too late - CNET

The Xboom AI has the same Android Things operating system as other third-party smart displays with Google Assistant such as the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View ($250 at Dell Home). LG's display will normally sell for $300, but LG is already ...

OPPO may unveil ColorOS 6 on its 5th anniversary on November 22 - gizmochina (blog)

OPPO will mark the 5th anniversary of its ColorOS Android-based operating system on November 22. The official ColorOS Weibo account has been sharing countdown posters ahead of the event but today it shared a more interesting post related to the next ...

OTC Tablet Capable Of Diagnosing 25000+ Vehicle Systems - Underhood Service (press release)

The OTC Evolve is a ruggedized tablet capable of diagnosing more than 25,000 vehicle systems and 58,000 vehicle ECU combinations using new Bravo 3.0 software and a fast Android operating system. The tablet features a 10.4-inch optically bonded ...

Asus Zenfone 5Z Users In India To Receive Android 9 Pie Update In January 2019 - Republic World

In what could be good news for Asus Zenfone 5Z users in India, Taiwanese smartphone maker announced that the company's current flagship smartphone will receive Android 9 Pie operating system update in the near future. Asus confirmed that it will roll ...

List of Best Custom ROM for Fly IQ4413 Quad Evo Chic 3 [Updated] - Get Droid Tips (blog)

If you have a Fly IQ4413 Quad Evo Chic 3 device, then you may be knowing that this device runs on Android OS. Well, the biggest advantage of Android is that it is an open-source project. This allows every community to develop and Customize ROM for ...

How to Install Lineage OS 13 On Fly IQ4413 Quad Evo Chic 3 - Get Droid Tips (blog)

With the new Lineage OS, you can enjoy the latest features which comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as well as LineageOS features.

ZoneAlarm Mobile Security review 2018: Here are the positives, negatives so far - TechnoChops (press release) (blog)

After that, your phone is left in the dust and you're forced to get a new device; otherwise, suffer from a hack because of a vulnerability in your phone's Android operating system. This is now the case with my mobile device run by Android 7.0 Nougat.

Asus ZenFone 5Z to Get Android 9.0 Pie Update in January 2019 - PhoneRadar

The Asus ZenFone 5Z was launched a few months back earlier this year and comes out of the box with Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Now The update will be rolled out with the model number ZS620KL which is an Indian variant and it will hit your device ...

Smartphone OS Market: Increasing Demand for Efficient Management Practices - CMFE News (press release) (blog)

A smartphone operating system (OS) is essential engine which helps to run the smartphone smoothly. Operating systems of a smartphone manages both the software and hardware to create an easy user experience. Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows ...

Trending smartphones of last week: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), Redmi Note 6 Pro, Honor 8X and more - Gizbot

The OnePlus 6T unlocks the moment your finger lands on the display for a seamless and intuitive unlock experience; Memory, Storage & SIM: 6GB RAM | 128GB storage | Dual nano SIM with dual standby (4G+4G); Operating System and Processor: Android ...

Fortnite System Requirements For PC, MAC, Android & iOS - Sportskeeda

Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is a collection to two games, which include Fortnite: Save the World and Fortnite: Battle Royale. Both the titles first hit the stores in 2017, and the free-to-play Battle Royale version has taken the world by storm ...

Useful functions that are only available in Android Techno 24 - The Koz Telegram

The Android operating system has many functions. In particular the “green robot” is a user who has not yet had time to learn from competitors. It is about them and speech will go. The authors are from Android Police have prepared an interesting ...

Asus ZenFone 5Z to get Android 9.0 Pie update in January next year - The Indian Express

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB/8GB of RAM along with 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage. The device runs Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the company's own ...

iPhone XR vs Android's best: A razor-thin margin of victory - IDG Connect (blog)

The new iPhone XR might not be a flagship, but it's really good. So good, in fact, that I called it Apple's best iPhone ever in my review—not because of its specs (which are technically inferior to those of the XS and XS Max) but because of its value ...

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.

Android
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Android 7.0 Nougat (with some Google apps)
Developer
Written in Java (UI), C (core), C++
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source and in most devices with proprietary components
Initial release September 23, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-09-23)
Latest release 7.1.1 "Nougat" / December 5, 2016; 27 days ago (2016-12-05)
Marketing target Smartphones, tablet computers, Android TV, Android Auto and Android Wear
Available in 100+ languages
Package manager APK
Platforms 32- and 64-bit ARM, x86, MIPS and MIPS64
Kernel type Monolithic
Userland Bionic libc, mksh shell, Toybox as core utilities beginning with Android 6.0, previously native core utilities with a few from NetBSD
Default user interface Graphical (multi-touch)
License Apache License 2.0
GNU GPL v2 for the Linux kernel modifications
Official website android.com

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.

Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems (OS) of any kind. Android has been the best selling OS on tablets since 2013, and on smartphones it is dominant by any metric.

Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance – a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. As of July 2013, the Google Play store has had over one million Android applications ("apps") published – including many "business-class apps" that rival competing mobile platforms – and over 50 billion applications downloaded. An April–May 2013 survey of mobile application developers found that 71% of developers create applications for Android, and a 2015 survey found that 40% of full-time professional developers see Android as their priority target platform, which is comparable to Apple's iOS on 37% with both platforms far above others. In September 2015, Android had 1.4 billion monthly active devices.

Android's source code is released by Google under open source licenses, although most Android devices ultimately ship with a combination of open source and proprietary software, including proprietary software required for accessing Google services. Android is popular with technology companies that require a ready-made, low-cost and customizable operating system for high-tech devices. Its open nature has encouraged a large community of developers and enthusiasts to use the open-source code as a foundation for community-driven projects, which deliver updates to older devices, add new features for advanced users or bring Android to devices originally shipped with other operating systems. The success of Android has made it a target for patent (and copyright) litigation as part of the so-called "smartphone wars" between technology companies.