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Moto Z Play Android 8.0 Oreo update begins rolling out in India - MySmartPrice Gear

Arriving as version OPN27.76-12-22, the update comes with the latest Android security patch dated April 1, 2018 along with all the key Android 8.0 Oreo features and stability improvements. If you haven't received an update notification on your Moto Z ...

Microsoft could unveil new Windows 10 update, Surface Phone in less than 3 weeks - Express.co.uk

Microsoft will unveil the latest update to Windows 10 in less than three weeks' time. The Redmond-based company will hold its annual developer conference, Microsoft Build, at the start of next month. Microsoft typically uses this event to showcase a ...

Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger. - Brinkwire (press release)

The Mountain View firm has said it is 'pausing' development of its previous messaging platform – Allo – which was launched two years ago. Modern messaging apps such as Signal, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are known as over-the-top (OTT) services ...

Amazon CEO's letter, 6 new Motorola phones, Sony's new audio range and more - Gadgets Now

Google's latest Android operating system version Oreo has now crossed 4.6% share of all the Android smartphones in the world. Google and OEMs have been pushing its Android Oreo adoption aggressively ever since its launch. Compared to other OS versions ...

Amazon Releases Internet- A Lightweight Browser for Android - App Informers

You might have missed the news this week, but Amazon just released a lightweight browser for Android called Internet. A while back, Amazon announced it would not be using Android as the operating system. That appeared to be solely for the Amazon Fire ...

We asked, you told us: Android P will be called… - Android Authority (blog)

Android P is coming fast, with the developer preview already out, and we expect to know more about the confectionary-based name of the coming Android operating system upgrade during a keynote at Google I/O 2018. Android has been released numerically ...

Primebook is a low-cost laptop that runs Android-based PrimeOS - Liliputing

When you think of Android you probably think of smartphones, or maybe tablets, watches, or TVs. But over the past few years we've seen a couple different companies attempt to turn Google's mobile operating system into something you can comfortably run ...

Google wants to replace SMS with 'Chat'; a new update to Android's messaging mess - Catch News

A decade-long problem plaguing Google's Android mobile operating system is about to be fixed. Google thinks it has figured out how to fix Android's texting problem. The company finally confirmed its plans to improve the messaging experience on Android ...

OPINION: The Re-Invention of NOKIA - Independent Online

This was largely due to HTC developing a smartphone running on the yet new Google Android operating system. With the iPhones and various Android smartphones taking the market by storm, Nokia failed to keep up with them. Instead of joining the horde of ...

Galaxy S7 Update On Verizon Says It Brings Oreo But Doesn't - Android Headlines

The gaffe is an uncommon one and comes at a time when owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are anticipating the major operating system upgrade to hit their Android devices any day now. Samsung itself already confirmed it's developing an Oreo ...

Global Airborne ISR Market - Industry Analysis and Forecast | Technavio - WLNS

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180421005044/en/. Technavio has published a new market research report on the global airborne ISR market from 2018-2022. A major trend in the ...

Want to buy a new phone but don't want to spend a bomb? Try these refurbished 4G smartphones - Economic Times

The Motorola G5S Plus has a 5.5-inch full HD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, and runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. The display comes protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass v3. The smartphone packs a 2.0 GHz Octa Core ...

Confused about mobile platforms? You're not alone. Here's clarity. - Computerworld

Fuschia might run on all devices, replacing not only Android but also Chrome OS. Another Fuschia feature, called Ledger, synchronizes all Fuschia devices owned by a single user, so a laptop, tablet and phone might all have the same apps, documents and ...

Google is taking another shot at fixing Android messages - TechSource

The OS distributors are Microsoft and Google, so the company will still need to try and get Apple onboard, and if history is any indicator, that's not likely to happen any time soon. Needless to mention, we have all seen the popularity and usage of ...

Google's SMS replacement ready to launch - BusinessGhana

Google has started the global roll-out of its new Chat messaging service, which is designed to replace SMS text messages on Android phones. Chat has features such as group texts, videos, typing indicators and read receipts, which are not available when ...

What All To Expect From Android P? - MobileAppDaily (blog)

Android mobile platform offers most reliable, flexible, and user-friendly operating system in the mobile industry. Android engulfs about 80% of the total mobile space and this clearly shows our reliance on this OS. If we look at the competition's ...

Fuchsia Friday: Early thoughts on how Android compatibility could potentially happen - 9to5Google

For over five years, Android has been the smartphone OS with the highest market share. In the 10 years of its existence, developers have created millions of apps — everything from 'classic' games like Angry Birds to modern apps like the AI-infused ...

One box, lots of options - The Nation

Watching content streamed by iflix on your big screen TV just became a whole lot easier with the release of the GMM Z Stream, an Android OS-base IPTV box. Before, tuning into the TV series and movies available through the iflix service on your large ...

I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now - PCWorld

Update 5:25 p.m.: This article has been updated with more details about 'chat.' Ever since I became a phone reviewer, my messages have been a mess. When I switch from an iPhone to an Android one, I need to remember to turn off iMessage on all of my ...

Android P: Cheat sheet - TechRepublic

Android is the most widely used mobile platform on the planet. With over 80% of global mobile market share, it seems nothing can stop Google's operating system. Since the release of Android 7.0 (Android Nougat), the platform has been one of the most ...

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.