What is Android?
Android Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California.-
Google acquired Android Inc.- Aug, 2005
The Open Handset Alliance was formed.-5th Nov,
Google’s ‘Android’ is an open-source platform that’s
currently available on a wide variety of Smartphones
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that
includes an Operating System, Middleware and Key
Open Handset Alliance
Established 5th Nov 2007, led by Google, open source.
Main Product Android Platform
Enthusiastic Support from Industry
- Equipment makers
- Network Operators
HTC was First to deliver Android.
OPEN HANDSET ALLIANCE
Consortium of many companies who are allowed to use
source code of Android and develop applications.
The Software stack is split into Four Layers:
The Application Layer
The Application Framework
The Libraries and Runtime
FEATURES OF ANDROID
Android is not a single piece of Hardware.
Android is a multi-process system, in which each
application (and parts of the system) runs in its own
Android supports wireless communication using:
802.11 Wi-Fi Networks
Version Code name Release date
1.5 Cupcake April 30, 2009
1.6 Donut September 15,2009
2.0-2.1 Éclair October 26, 2009
2.2 Froyo May 20, 2010
2.3-2.3.2 Gingerbread December 6, 2010
2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread February 9, 2011
3.1 Honeycomb May 10, 2011
3.2 Honeycomb July 15, 2011
4.0.3-4.0.4 Ice Cream
December 16, 2011
4.1.x Jelly Bean July 9, 2012
4.2.x Jelly Bean November 13, 2012
ANDROID VERSION DISTRIBUTION
Ease of Notification
Easy access to
Diverse Phone options
Can install a modified
Android OS uses
more amount of
battery as compared
to normal mobile
CONCLUSION & FUTURE SCOPE
Android is now stepping up in next level of mobile
Google may launch another version of Android that
starts with the letter ‘K’ because Google is launching
all the Android versions in alphabetical order.
With a growing user base and more applications
available in Google Play, Google has the platform set
for a great future.
However, growing crisis in privacy and security would
prove a turn off for users to adopt the phone
immediately and may even force them to move out.