What is Android


Android can be accepted as a smart invention of the twenty-first century. Generally, it is a software package. With the Linux based operating system-Android, the smartphones, tablets, and computers are getting smarter day by day. Actually, it was first developed by Google and later Open Handset Alliance took the charge. Android regime mainly prefers the Java language at the first move although other languages can get used according to the software criteria. It can be said that the main purpose of this Android project is to let the mobile users experience a greater mobile experience. Android is of many other code names such as KitKat, Lollipop, Ice cream Sandwich, Froyo, Eclair, Donut, Jelly Bean etc.

What is Open Handset Alliance(OHA)

Open Handset Alliance is an association of near about eighty-four leading companies (Google, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Dell, Intel, LG Electronics, T-Mobile and so on) and its main intention is to develop open standards and mobile devices. It was introduced into the genre on 5th November 2007. The introducing process was led by Google along with thirty-four other members.

Features of Android

The best thing starts when it comes to the exciting features of Android. On the other words, it can be said that it is a powerful operating system and is there to support a large number of applications in a smartphone. These advanced features make the device easy and comfortable for the users. A fact which needs to get mentioned here and that is generally the hardware which supports Android mainly follow the ARM architecture platform.In the next line, the present features and specifications are mentioned, just take a look-

• Advanced Application Framework – It is there to enable the reuse and replacement of elements

• Dalvik Virtual Machine – It is there to optimize the mobile devices

• Incorporated Browser – It is noticed that it generally depend on the open source web kit engine

• Graphics – Generally it gets powered by the custom 2D graphics library and the 3D regime is based on the     OpenGLES 1.0 order

• SQLite

• GSM technology

• Media Support

• 3G, Wi-fi, Bluetooth and EDGE

• Compass, Camera, and son many other exciting features

It is noticed that generally, Android come to the users with a software store. It also helps the users to select, download and use the applications which are made by the third party developers.

Applications of Android

♦ Android applications are there to compose various activities and services and act as content providers and broadcast receivers.

♦ It is also noticed that each part has a specific role to play when it comes to overall application behavior.

♦ In order to accelerate the regime, the manifest file needs to declare the components and the requirements of the application.

♦ When it comes to different device configuration then the non-code applications need to manage alternatives. For instance, it can be said that for different strings there are the needs of different languages.

Lastly, it can be said that Android is a breakthrough achievement of this era and day by day its advanced regime helping millions of people to enjoy the ease of life.