Android, This word means a lot in presentHigh-Tech World. Today Smartphone are knownfor its operating system which is Android.Earlier there is no option for operating systemslike Android in mobile, as usual there aresymbian, java featured operating systems buttoday things had changed a lot, everyone wantsa Smartphone which is functioned on Androidonly.
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Android 1.0 The first Android device which runs on Android 1.0 is HTC Dream (G1), incorporated the following Android 1.0 features: - Web Browser to show, zoom and pan full HTML and XHTML web pages, multiple pages show as windows, supporting POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP - Android Market app downloads and updates - Multitasking, instant messaging, GPS, Wi-Fi an bluetooth.
Android 1.5 (Cupcake) - Universal search box - Revamped Android market : Browsing categories and filters (Top free, Top paid, Just in) - Toggle between camera and videos modes, Video recording and playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats - Faster Camera start-up and image capture, integrated photo gallery - Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS) - Auto-pairing and stereo support for Bluetooth added (A2DP and AVRCP profiles) - On-screen soft keyboard - Directly upload videos to youtube and picassa
Android 1.6 (Donut) - Virtual On-screen keyboard - Camcorder mode for recording (and watching) video - Stereo Bluetooth - Expanded Gesture framework and new GestureBuilder development tool - Home screen widgets and folders - Quick Search Box and Voice Search - Toggle between still and video captures modes, Support for WVGA screen resolutions
Android 2.0 (Eclair) - Minor API changes - bug fixes and framework behavioral changes Android 2.1 - Minor amendments to the API and bug fixes
Android 2.2 (Froyo) Android 2.2.1 - Bug fixes - Security updates - Performance improvements Android 2.2.2 - Fixed minor bugs - Fixed SMS routing issues that affected the Nexus One Android 2.2.3 - This update consisted of two security patches
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)-Specifically optimized for tablets and devices with larger screen sizes Hardware acceleration, Support for multi-core processors, Ability to encrypt all user data Refinedmultitasking, rich notifications, home screen customization, widgets, Redesigned keyboard
Android 4.0 (Ice-cream sandwich) Android 4.0.2 - Fixed minor bugs on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.3 - Bug fixes and optimizations - Improvements to graphics, databases, spell-checking, Bluetooth functionality - Calendar provider enhancements, new camera apps enhancing video stabilization and QVGA resolution - Accessibility refinements such as improved content access for screen readers
Did you know that? Thefirst Android phone was the HTC G1 The very first phone to be released using Google’s Android Operating System was the HTC Dream, also known as the T-Mobile G1. This model of HTC phones was the first phone that was launched to compete with Apple’s iPhone.
Who gave birth to Android? Well..Google didn’t. Android Inc. was actually a company bought by Google back in 2005. Android Inc. was originally founded in 2003.
WHICH ONE TO CHOOSEANDROID OR IOS? In recent times, Android and IOS operating system usage has increased in a tremendous speed. Both have their special user interface and design. Android and IOS has wide range of application programs which can be downloaded at there app store. One can find thousands and lakhs application in Android and IOS
Google-Playstore Google Play is the online software store developed by Google for Android devices. As of October 2011there were more than 300,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applicationsdownloaded from the Android Market as of December 2011 exceeded 10 billion. The operating systemitself is installed on 130 million total devices.Only devices that comply with Googles compatibility requirements are allowed to preinstall Googlesclosed-source Play Store app and access the Market. The Market filters the list of applications presentedby the Market app to those that are compatible with the users device, and developers may restricttheir applications to particular carriers or countries for business reasons.Google has participated in the Play Store by offering several applications themselves, including GoogleVoice (for the Google Voice service), Sky Map (for watching stars), Finance (for their finance service),Maps Editor (for their MyMaps service), Places Directory (for their Local Search), Google Goggles thatsearches by image, Gesture Search (for using finger-written letters and numbers to search the contentsof the phone), Google Translate, Google Shopper, Listen for podcasts and My Tracks, a joggingapplication. In August 2010, Google launched "Voice Actions for Android“, which allows users to search,write messages, and initiate calls by voice.Alternatively, users can install apps directly onto the device if they have the applications APK file orfrom third party app stores such as the Amazon Appstore
Android Smartphones Android smartphones have the ability to report the location of Wi-Fi access points, encountered asphone users move around, to build databases containing the physical locations of hundreds ofmillions of such access points. These databases form electronic maps to locate smartphones,allowing them to run apps like Foursquare, Latitude, Places, and to deliver location-based ads.Third party monitoring software such as TaintDroid, an academic research-funded project, can, insome cases, detect when personal information is being sent from applications to remote servers.In March 2012 it was revealed that Android Apps can copy photos without explicit user permission,Google responded they "originally designed the Android photos file system similar to those of othercomputing platforms like Windows and Mac OS. Weve always had policies in place to remove anyapps on Android Market that improperly access your data."
Amazing Android!Advertisers are more interested in Android. U.S. surveys indicate that there are more ad impressions for Android which isn’t surprising since it’s a Google-based phone and they’re stellar with ads.