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ZINK: Why Google will be king of the world - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Android operating system, released in 2008, runs approximately 80 percent of the world's smartphones. Phones, watches, cars and televisions all run on Android. • Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service developed by Google. Since its ...

10 things you need to know about the Safaricom Digital TV and Internet Box - Android Kenya (blog)

It power car units as Android Auto, it powers wearables as Wear OS and is gearing up to power the Internet of Things' as an embedded operating system called Android Things. On the television front, we used to have Google TV like what could be found on ...

Google And Facebook Facing $8.8 Billion Lawsuits Under GDPR rules - Fossbytes

The Austrian lawyer filed the lawsuit on behalf of unnamed individuals who were affected by products such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Google's Android operating system. These lawsuits roughly amount to $8.8 billion. According to Schrems, the ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Spotted on Geekbench with Exynos Variant, Specifications Revealed - MySmartPrice Gear

Unsurprisingly, the Exynos 9810-powered prototype runs on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo operating system. This means we can expect the Galaxy Note 9 to launch with Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UX running on top. In terms of performance, the ...

10 Best Free Microsoft Apps for Android Smartphones - Technotification

Microsoft is known for making highly successful productivity apps. The best thing is that these apps are not limited to its own operating system Windows. Microsoft has produced various apps to work on Android devices as well and these are the best ones ...

ESPN+ will stream League of Legends competitions this summer - Android Central

You can get it one of two ways — it can be built in to a TV itself and serve as the operating system, or you can get a standalone Android TV box. Android TV has scores of Android apps available, including the obvious ones for streaming content — all ...

Android P Brings New Features to Enterprise Users - App Informers

We have learned a little bit more about Android P and how this operating system will help enterprise users. There are tons of changes coming to Android with the new Android P, but most people have not focused on the enterprise changes. Google just ...

Android's evolution through the years - GSMArena.com

In 2011, Android became the world's most popular mobile Operating System - a mantle that it has not relinquished since - and is unlikely to do so as developing a modern OS for any platform is a major undertaking. As of April 2018, Android had a market ...

Google may implement horizontal app switcher design within the Chrome Android app - Digit

Google's upcoming version of its mobile operating system, Android P, is just around the corner. The developer preview programme is bringing new features to the unstable builds, and one of the multiple new factors about Android in its new avatar is the ...

Android Oreo to Come to the Unlocked Moto Z (Play) Units in the USA - Technobezz

Android 8.0 Oreo is presently hitting unlocked variations of the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in the United States, with various clients detailing they began getting the operating system update this week. The two handsets were at that point moved up to Oreo ...

Nokia 1 introduced in the UK with the Android Go edition - RecorderDaily

Android Go is an entire new kind of Google's operating system made precisely for users with low power gadgets that do not have much processing power or memory. It's a lighter type of the Android Operating System and creates the system more enhanced for ...

BlackBerry to return to India soon with Android, top-end specs - The Kashmir Monitor (press release)

The phones will run on Android operating system and come with top-of-the-line specifications. The new BlackBerry phones will also come with advanced security features. He also revealed that the company will be launching BlackBerry for different price ...

TECH BREAK: The cheapest Nokia smartphone, is it worth it? - Daily Nation

In contrast, the entire OS on the Nokia One takes only 2.4GB of the internal storage while my phone, which runs on conventional Android 7.0, uses over 16GB of internal storage on system alone. This drastic diet cut adopted by the Go Edition of Android ...

Android Oreo Hitting Unlocked Moto Z (Play) Units In The US - Android Headlines

Android 8.0 Oreo is now hitting unlocked variants of the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in the United States, with numerous users reporting they started receiving the operating system update earlier this week. The two handsets were already upgraded to Oreo in ...

Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong - Computerworld

When I first saw the Android-on-Chrome-OS demo at Google I/O four years ago, I was pessimistic. But now that I'm running Android apps on my Pixelbook every day, I have to admit that I was wrong. The better Chromebooks run Android apps very well, and ...

Tech giants Facebook and Google already sued under new GDPR law - City A.M.

Read more: GDPR can rebuild trust in businesses plagued by high-profile scandals. Noyb filed a claim against Google relating to its Android operating system with French authorities, a complaint against Instagram with Belgian authorities, a complaint ...

Android Go: Is Android's light version for cheap phones any good? - The Star Online

For this, Android Go makes the best of its limited resources and relies on web technology to a radical extent. Instead of relying on the smartphone's limited hardware, the operating system outsources much of its work to the Internet. The phone's main ...

Android Malware Comes Baked into Some New Tablets, Phones - Dark Reading

One of the droppers is built into the firmware of the devices while the other is completely integrated into the operating system. Once active, they download ad presentation software that is highly sophisticated and thoroughly obfuscated, making the ...

Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt - Ars Technica

Essential introduced itself to the public in 2017 as a new technology company founded by Andy Rubin, co-founder of Google's Android OS. Its first product was the Essential Phone, a high-end, slim bezel smartphone with a notched screen and ceramic body.

Google's Android P to Enhance Enterprise Use of Mobile Devices - eWeek

Today's topics include Google showcasing enterprise-friendly features in Android P, and Microsoft introducing SharePoint Spaces featuring mixed reality. Android P, the next version of Google's mobile operating system announced in March and currently in ...

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.


A brief history of Android OS

The popular Android OS has become integrated into our lives. Let's take a look back to see how it developed and became so enmeshed in everything we do.

What is Android Operating System?

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New to Android - A Full Tutorial of the Droid OS for Beginners (tablet)

Are you looking to learn how to use your Android device? In this class we'll teach you all the basics of using an Android. This particular class demonstrates this ...

Android Oreo: Best New Features in the Latest Android OS

Google has officially launched the next version of its operating system in the form of Android Oreo. The update is live and Google has mentioned that the update ...

Android 📱Success Story in Hindi | Facts | History | Operating System | Andy Rubin | Google

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Android 8.0 Oreo overview - Everything you need to know!

Read more: https://goo.gl/AxyT8m When will you get the Android Oreo update? https://goo.gl/xSR9Vh Android Developers website ...