What is Android?Android is an operating system Developed by Google Is Open Source Used on a wide variety of smart phones and tablets
Computer FamiliesThere are three major families of computers. Apple Microsoft Google
Microsoft• Primary supplier of desktop and laptop operating systems• Supplies Operating Systems to other manufacturers• Windows 8 designed for Microsoft Surface and Windows smart phones• Operating Systems • Windows 95, ME, XP, Vista, 7 and now 8
Apple• Manufactures a wide range of computers, smart phones and tablets• Maintains tight control over apps from iTunes Store• Operating Systems • Jaguar • Panther • Snow Leopard • Mountain Lion
Google Developed Android Operating System primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers Most widely used smart phone platform Operating Systems Éclair, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and now Jelly Bean
Android Tablets and PhonesTablets Phones Manufactured by HTC Droid DNA many global (Verizon Wireless) manufacturers (Acer, LG Optimus G Pro Archos, Asus, HTC, (Unlocked) Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung Galaxy Note Viewsonic) 2 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon Kindle Fire U.S. Cellular, Verizon) Barnes and Noble Motorola Droid Razr Nook Maxx HD (Verizon)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch Bought through Verizon Includes Data Plan of $20 per month for 1 GB Switches automatically between wi-fi and cellular networks (Wi-Fi is free)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch Verizon network Front and rear camera – still and video Weight – 13.5 oz Battery Life – 13 hours 16 GB SD Card included USB, Bluetooth and wi-fi included Can act as “hot spot” for other devices $280 plus $20 per month for 1GB as needed
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