What is Android? Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance. Android is the worlds most popular mobile platform. With Android you can use all the Google apps you know and love, plus there are more than 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play to keep you entertained, alongside millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies.
What is Android? Android devices are already smart, and will only get smarter, with new features you wont find on any other platform, letting you focus on whats important and putting you in control of your mobile experience. Android has a large community of developers writing applications ("apps") that extend the functionality of the devices. Developers write primarily in a customized version of Java, and apps can be downloaded from online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google, or third-party sites.
What is Android? Millions of people already use Android because it makes your mobile device so much more powerful and useful. On Android, the home screen, web browser, email and everything in between are designed to make your life easier. And because Android is open, you can create a unique mobile experience that’s just right for you.
What is Android? In June 2012, there were more than 600,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play was 20 billion. Android became the world’s leading smartphone platform at the end of 2010. For the first quarter of 2012, Android had a 59% smartphone market share worldwide. At the half of 2012, there were 400 million devices activated and 1 million activations per day.
ANDROID’S FEATURESWidgets Put the important stuff right within reach and interact with your favorite apps directly from your home screen with widgets — see the latest sport scores, view your favorite photos, check the weather or peek at your inbox all without having to open different apps or leave the home screen.
ANDROID’S FEATURES Notifications An easy-to-read notification tray gives you quick access to your calls, incoming texts, and new emails in a non- intrusive way.
ANDROID’S FEATURESMulti-tasking With Android, you can quickly and seamlessly switch between apps and pick up whatever you were doing. Juggling multiple tasks at once on a mobile device has never been easier.
ANDROID’S FEATURES Voice typing and actions Control your Android device with your voice. Simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text — more than 30 languages supported. Text appears in real time, so there’s no waiting.
ANDROID’S FEATURESPhotos and videos Capture special moments with great photos and videos, explore your shots and quickly share your favorites in any way that you want.
ANDROID’S FEATURESScreencapture Android supports capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and volume-down buttons at the same time. Prior to Android 4.0, the only methods of capturing a screenshot were through manufacturer and third-party customizations or otherwise by using a PC connection (DDMS developers tool). These alternative methods are still available with the latest Android.
DESIGN Android consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel 2.6 and Linux Kernel 3.x (Android 4.0 onwards), with middleware, libraries and APIs written in C and application software running on an application framework which includes Java- compatible libraries based on Apache Harmony. Android uses the Dalvik virtual machine with just-in- time compilation to run Dalvik dex-code (Dalvik Executable), which is usually translated from Java bytecode.
DESIGN The main hardware platform for Android is the ARM architecture. There is support for x86 from the Android x86 project, and Google TV uses a special x86 version of Android.
APPLICATIONS FOR ANDROIDAPPLICATIONS ARE USUALLY DEVELOPED IN THE JAVA LANGUAGE USING THE ANDROIDSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT, BUT OTHER DEVELOPMENT TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING A NATIVE DEVELOPMENT KITFOR APPLICATIONS OR EXTENSIONS IN C OR C++, GOOGLE APP INVENTOR, A VISUALENVIRONMENT FOR NOVICE PROGRAMMERS AND VARIOUS CROSS PLATFORM MOBILE WEB APPLICATIONS FRAMEWORKS.
APPLICATIONS FOR ANDROID Google Play Google Play is an online software store developed by Google for Android devices. An application program ("app") called "Play Store" is preinstalled on most Android devices and allows users to browse and download apps published by third-party developers, hosted on Google Play.
APPLICATIONS FOR ANDROIDSecurity Android applications run in a sandbox, an isolated area of the operating system that does not have access to the rest of the systems resources, unless access permissions are granted by the user when the application is installed.
Created by:Hannah Grace Lynn P. MarceloFV1216C1A1YProf. Erwin Globio