Introduction to Android

Android:

Android is an operating system developed by Google. It is modified version of Linux kernel and other open source software.

like touchscreen mobile, tablets, android TV, Android Auto for cars, and Android watches, each with a specialized user interface.

 

Android features:

  • Messaging:
  • Android provides the Android Push Messaging services whcih inclides SMS, MMS, threaded text messaging, Android Cloud To Device Messaging (C2DM) and Android Google Cloud Messaging (GCM).
  • Auto Correction and Dictionary: Android Operating System provides the Auto Correction feature. When any word is misspelled, then Android recommends the meaningful and correct words matching the words that are available in Dictionary.

Web browser: The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source Blink layout engine, coupled with Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine.

Voice-based: Android provides the voice actions for calling, texting, navigation, etc.

  • Multitasking: Android provides the multitasking of applications with unique handling of memory allocation.
  • Screen capture: Android provides the facility of capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and home-screen buttons at the same time.
  • Video calling: Android does not support native video calling but some handsets have a customized version of the operating system that supports it, either via the UMTS network or over IP.
  • Multiple language support: Android supports multiple languages.
  • Connectivity: Android supports connectivity through technologies like GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, NFC, IDEN and WiMAX.
  • Storage: Android used SQLite for data storage purposes. It is a lightweight relational database.
  • Native Apps: Android apps are also written in HTML..

      Android is an operating system developed by Google. It is modified version of Linux kernel and other open source software.

      like touchscreen mobile, tablets, android TV, Android Auto for cars, and Android watches, each with a specialized user interface.