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The First Reviews of the New Android Go are Out, and They Aren't Great - Your EDM

Per The Verge, the biggest criticism was aimed towards the OS. “In our initial hands on with the phone, the operating system didn't run all that smoothly, despite Google's optimizations. Stay tuned as we'll have more impressions on Android Go ...

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - The Ledger Gazette

Zynga Inc. games are available on a number of global platforms including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, the iPad, the iPhone and Android devices. They operate their games as live services, by which they mean that they continue to support and update games ...

This Is How a Good Mobile Application Can Make a Tremendous Change - Customer Think

A hybrid app is a mobile application in which the same app can be worked in different mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, etc. Apart from this, the app can also work well in browsers like Mozilla, Chrome, IE, etc. Now before we move ...

Alcatel wants to bring iPad-like features at an insanely low cost - TechRadar

If you're looking for a new tablet that you can toss around the house, Alcatel has lobbed a couple of options your way: the Alcatel 1T 10 and 1T 7. The larger of the slates is, predictably, the most impressive, coming with a 10-inch HD display, 4000mAh ...

Alcatel Unveils First Android Go Smartphone with Super Low-End Specs - Matridox (blog)

It's got cameras, but they're probably not worth a ton since they weigh in at 8MP on the rear and 5MP on the front. There's facial recognition for security, but I doubt it works very well. It comes with a fingerprint scanner, but only on a certain ...

Alcatel Android Oreo Go Edition 1X Makes The Most Of 1GB RAM – MWC 2018 - Android Headlines

Though Android Oreo is already a version of the Android operating system which is optimized for devices with low amount of RAM, allowing smoother usability across the platform, the Android Oreo Go Edition phones are also coming with pre-installed “Go ...

Android Go lands on hyper-cheap handset to usher in new era of smartphones - TechRadar

There are two sensors here, one 13MP and one 5MP, which combine automatically to create a wider selfie mode when two or more people are detected in the picture. Face unlocking is combined with a fingerprint sensor on the back, which can also double a ...

Brahma OS: Decentralized Value Operating System Based on Revolutionary Blockchain Technology - Inside Bitcoins

Taking the widely used mobile Android system as an entry point, Brahma OS builds an underlying architecture of blockchain applications and ecosystem based on Ethereum. As the core of connecting end-users and blockchain networks, Brahma OS offers users ...

Why Android Oreo (Go edition) could be a game-changer for India - DailyO

At Google I/O 2017 - the company's annual developers conference - it announced that almost a decade after the birth of Android OS, Google will bring Android Go - the company's software solution to the problems faced by the fast-growing entry-level ...

Android One powered Nokia 7 Plus renders surface online - ExpressNewsline

According to the image leaked by Evan Blass, Nokia 7 Plus will be an Android One smartphone. HMD Global, the home of Nokia smartphones, is reportedly working on a powerful Nokia flagship smartphone. Work smartphone will be running Android operating ...

Android P: What To Expect - iGyaan Network (blog)

Solving the OS fragmentation issues. Starting with the Android P with the help of Project Treble, Google will push faster OS updates to more smartphones. In fact, smartphones like the Honor View10 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro are expected to be the ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review - AndroidHits (blog)

The new Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Android 7.1.1 based MIUI 9 custom skin as the operating system. But many of the fans were requesting for stock Android experience in the Note 5 series. So recently, Xiaomi India's official Twitter page conducted a ...

First Android Go Smartphone To Be Unveiled at MWC - Sci-Tech Today

Google has finally made the decision to launch the first Android Go smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 this weekend. Whispers of Android Oreo (Go edition) has been making the rounds for a while with the promise of an operating system ...

Android 9.0 P might come with Native Dark Mode support - The Droid Guru (blog)

Android has been well known as an operating system and it is the OS that has been installed on more than a billion smartphones currently active in the world. Now, as far as Android OS is concerned, it was a project by Google that was started based on ...

Moto G6 with Android 8.0 Oreo spotted ahead of launch; Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play expected at MWC 2018 - International Business Times, India Edition

Under the hood, it is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, an Android Oro operating system, a 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, and a 32GB/64GB storage. It is also expected to mount a dual 12MP + 5MP main camera and a 16MP front-snapper and house a 3 ...

10 New Features & Changes Coming in Android P - Gadget Hacks

Google is expected to announce the next version of their mobile operating system, Android P, during their I/O developers conference on May 8. However, the first developer preview of Android P will likely be released before then in March. While we wait ...

Nope, Android isn't getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet) - TechCrunch

The Google engineer had responded on the thread where a user had requested dark mode, saying that “our engineering team has added this feature,” and that “it will be available in a future Android release.” As you can imagine, this got people pretty ...

Can Nokia And BlackBerry Phones Finally Make A Comeback? - ValueWalk

Additionally, this time around, Nokia and BlackBerry phones are setting themselves up for success by embracing the Android operating system. While several flagships from BlackBerry have run on Android at this point, it's a first for Nokia and both ...

Google's Former Head of Android Platform Security is now working on Fuchsia - XDA Developers (blog)

While most of us are focused on Google's Android operating system, Google has quietly been working on another operating system called Fuchsia. We've seen it slowly progress over the years to the point where it can actually be installed on existing ...

Hell freezes over: built-in dark mode finally coming to Android - Android Authority (blog)

Dark mode is one of the most popular features Android doesn't have. There are apps that do it, there are custom ROMs that bake it into Android's code, and even OEM skinned versions of Android make it a standard feature (and then take it away). But the ...

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 logo (2014).svg
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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.