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A presentation about Android, Google's Operating System offering in the space of Mobiles.
Slide focuses on technicalities of the OS and is introductory only.


  1. 1. 08Mx16 I MCA Google’s answer to PC Revolution Today's announcement is more Ambitious than any single 'Google Phone‘. Our vision is that the powerful platform we're unveiling will power thousands of different phone models —-Eric Schmidt
  2. 2. Annndroid ? Androooid ?   Where on earth did it come from ?  Is it handsome ?  Why it’s gonna rock ?  How will it rock (us) ?  And why it won’t rock ?  Who’s gonna rock Android ?
  3. 3. android is designed to look and act like  human. Interesting huh ? It is a software platform and operating  system for mobile devices Based on Linux  Developed by Goooooogle for OHA 
  4. 4. In 2005, G00G acquired a small start-up  (android) The android team, led by Rubin (co-  founder), developed a Linux-based mobile device OS Google wanted its search and  applications on mobile phones and it was working hard to deliver that
  5. 5. Open Handset Alliance – 5th Nov, ’07  was unveiled with the goal to develop open standards for mobile devices Google pledged assistance in complete  software lifecycle for OHA members Nokia, Microsoft, RIM (BlackBerry) are  only major players to not align with OHA
  6. 6. Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola,  Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel and NVIDIA Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Group, ARM  Holding, Asustek Computer Inc, Toshiba Corp and Garmin Ltd And 34 other heavy-weight corporates 
  7. 7. At least three prototypes were unveiled  for Android at the Mobile World Congress on 12th Feb ’08 At the Google IO conference on 28th  May ‘08 had a 528 MHz Qualcomm processor and a touch screen and had a 128 MB of RAM and 8 GB of flash.
  8. 8. It was released in the US on October 22, 2008, in the UK on October 30, 2008,
  9. 9. Handset layout The platform is adaptable to VGA, 2D graphics library, 3D graphics library based on OpenGL ES 1.0 specifications, and traditional smart phone layouts.
  10. 10. Storage The Database Software SQLite is used for data storage purposes
  11. 11. Connectivity Android supports a wide variety of connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
  12. 12. Messaging SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging including threaded text messaging.
  13. 13. Web browser The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source WebKit application framework.
  14. 14. Dalvik virtual machine Software written in Java can be compiled into Dalvik bytecodes and executed in the Dalvik virtual machine, which is a specialized VM implementation designed for mobile device use, although not technically a standard Java Virtual Machine
  15. 15. Media support Android will support advanced audio/video/still media formats such as MPEG-4, H.264, MP3, AAC, OGG, AMR, JPEG, PNG, GIF.
  16. 16. Additional hardware support Android is fully capable of utilizing video/still cameras, touchscreens, GPS, accelerometers, and accelerated 3D graphics.
  17. 17. Development environment Includes a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and performance profiling, a plugin for the Eclipse IDE.
  18. 18. Google threw open the entire source code (including network and telephony stacks) that were not available previously, under an Apache license
  19. 19. God knows… next slide please 
  20. 20. Software installed by users must be written in Java  utilizing Android's specific API. A non-standard Bionic C library in use at core. Compared with Openmoko Linux, Android runs a  customized Linux stack with no support for GUI libraries other than Skia Android ain’t 100% open-source despite what was  announced by Google. Parts of the SDK are also proprietary and closed source Google can control the platform 
  21. 21. Micro$oft is readying WinMo 7 OS which looks  promising as well (if rumors are to be believed) Nokia has bought Symbian Inc. and is readying  new OS in alliance with SonyE BlackBerry has released Strom, which  converges HD-movies, Internet, Apps, Phone into one device (expect more releases in coming months !!) And not to forget Apple’s iPhone 