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How A/B Partitions and Seamless Updates Affect Custom Development on XDA - XDA Developers (blog)

What kind of data is kept on each partition depends on the hardware, operating system, and many other factors. The bootloader will have one, the system (Android OS) will have one, the user data will have one… and so on and so forth. When you see ...

List of Best Custom ROM for Lenovo Vibe P1 [Updated] - Get Droid Tips (blog)

If you have a Lenovo Vibe P1 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 their phone.

Google reportedly working on Fuchsia, that would replace Android - NewsBytes

Over the last couple of years, a team of engineers within Google have been working on a stealth project dubbed Fuchsia. While the name doesn't give away much, Fuchsia is an upcoming operating system by Google which, the company hopes, will one day ...

Android Oreo Go edition review: Same same, but different - Android Police

The name of Android Oreo (Go edition) should give you a clue as to what this operating system is all about. This is Android Oreo, first and foremost, with some minor changes that give it a distinct edition moniker. Looking at the Nokia 1, which ...

The most popular smartphone Xiaomi will update to Android P - www.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

Its main feature is that it is included in the line Android One, all mobile devices which operate on the basis of the original OS from Google without any customizations from the manufacturer. 20 July 2018 this device updated to Android P. Though Xiaomi ...

Is Google Fuchsia Eventually Going To Replace Android? - Tech Times

Android is currently the world's most popular mobile operating system, with Apple trailing close behind in second place. Lots have changed since the first iPhone was released, and while history has been very kind to both platforms, who knew Android ...

Can a Robot Be a Very Good Doggo? Boston Dynamics Hopes So - Inverse

Andy Rubin, the Google executive credited with bringing the Android smartphone operating system to the world, wanted Google to build the Android of robots with Boston Dynamics, but it was put up for sale by Google in 2016 after two years. (Rubin left ...

How to install Linux on your PC - MyBroadband

Linux is the underlying structure used to power operating system distributions which are similar to the software most users are familiar with – Windows. It is open source and prevalent in a number of software distributions, from smart IoT platforms and ...

How to Install Lineage OS 13 On Huawei P9 Lite Smart - Get Droid Tips (blog)

This is the eighth major version of the Android operating system. This has a huge incremental and feature on this update. IT brings you a feature which saves a lot of battery on your phone called Doze mode.

Project Fuchsia: Can Google's new OS be the successor to Android? - Qrius

By Prarthana Mitra. For over two years, developers at Google's Silicon Valley office have been working on a new software that surpasses Android in terms of design and functionality. Project Fuchsia, according to sources close to the development, aims ...

Google's Android Successor Reportedly Comes along in Three Years - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

The report also asserts that members of the team say that Fuchsia could someday power all of Google's devices, including Pixel smartphones and Google Home speakers, as well as third-party devices that currently rely on Android and or Chrome OS.

Chrome could be ERASED from millions of phones after landmark ruling - Express.co.uk

Over two billion handsets worldwide run the Android operating system. To licence the Play Store manufacturers must set the Google search engine as default. Certain Google apps are required to be pre-installed including Google's Chrome, YouTube and ...

Why Google's $5 Billion Fine Isn't Worrying Investors Right Now - BloombergQuint

As expected, the European Commission declared Google's conduct with its Android mobile operating system anti-competitive and ordered the company to cease its behavior, suggesting it change its contracts with phone makers. That targets Android's ...

What Android users should know about Google's fight with the EU - Chicago Daily Herald

But as the specifics of the complaint are being pored over, it's not clear how this will affect the more than 2 billion people across the globe who use Google's Android operating system every month. At least in the short term, consumers won't see many ...

Project 'Fuchsia': Google is quietly working on a successor to Android - Chicago Daily Herald

For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace Android, the world's dominant mobile operating system. As the team grows, it will have to overcome some ...

As Android P nears, the EU's Google fine could change phones forever - Wired.co.uk

This timeframe puts it on a collision course with Android P, the upcoming version of the operating system. Android P doesn't have an official name yet but will be released to the public in the next three months as the final P beta has already been sent ...

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says - Post-Bulletin

The European Commission on Wednesday fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google's search and browser apps. It also set a 90-day deadline for Google to rectify the ...

END OF ANDROID? Fears Google may be SCRAPING hugely popular mobile OS - Express.co.uk

But despite the huge number of people that use Android worldwide, sources are claiming that Google are busy working on a successor already. And one insider has claimed that it's hoped the in-development mobile OS, known as Fuchsia, will replace ...

20 Best Free Hacking Apps For Android | 2018 - Techlomedia (blog)

Android is now one of the most popular operating systems. So, hackers have also started using Android devices for their tasks. Now Android devices are used for penetration testing and other hacking activities including IT security administrator, Wi-Fi ...

Google's Fuchsia OS is building momentum internally, could replace Android in the coming years - TechSpot

Why it matters: Android has served as a venerable mobile OS for nearly a decade but its days could be numbered. Moving away from it (and Chrome OS) may seem asinine given their penetration and brand recognition but it could make a lot of sense as a ...

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
Android robot 2014.svg
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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Android 8.0 Oreo overview - Everything you need to know!

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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 ...

Androidology - Part 1 of 3 - Architecture Overview

Part 1 of 3 in an overview series on the Android platform. In this segment, Mike gives an overview of the system architecture.

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

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