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Android is the most popular mobile Operating System in the world. This is an introduction for beginners who are in seek of "What is Android?"

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  1. 1. “Future is Android” CS 423 Seminar Roshan Gunathilake S/07/292
  2. 2. Contents … What is Android ? History of Android Features of Android Usage Devices Comparison with Others Application Development for Android Future of Android
  3. 3. What is Android ? Android is the most popular mobile operating system of the world. Android is used in 46% of smart phones and 17% of tablets. It’s exponential growth began since Google acquired Android in 2005. There were 200 million smart phones around the world by the end of 2011. Android is a Linux based operating system which also includes XML, C, Java and C++. It is also a free and open source operating system.
  4. 4. History of Android 4 Americans called Andy Rubin, Rich Miner , Chris White and Nick Sears started developing Android in 2001. They formed Android Incorporation in 2003. But this was a failure and Google decided to buy android in 2005. Google developed the original android O/S with some changes and completed it in 2007. Android Co Founder Andy Rubin himself was the chief of this project.
  5. 5. History Contd… Open Handset Alliance 1st commercial edition Android 1.0 was launched in 2008. HTC Dream G1 was the 1st smart phone with an android O/S. Several versions of Android have introduced since then and they were named after the name of desserts in alphabetical order.
  6. 6. Features of Android Application Framework Delvik Virtual Machine Integrated Browser Optimized Graphics SQLite Media Support GSM Telephony Bluetooth , Edge , 3G and Wi Fi Camera, GPRS, Compass and Acidometer Rich Development Environment
  7. 7. Features of Android
  8. 8. Statistics of Usage There were around 200 million android devices around the world by the end of 2011. Android is used in 46% of smart phones and 17% of tablets.
  9. 9. Statistics of Usage Contd …
  10. 10. Android Devices• While Android is designed primarily for smart phones and tablets, the open and customizable nature of the operating system allows it to be used on other electronics, including laptops and net books, smart books and ebook readers.
  11. 11. Android Devices Further, Google intends to bring Android to televisions with Google TV, and the OS has seen in niche applications on wristwatches, headphones, car CD and DVD players, digital cameras, portable media players and landlines.
  12. 12. Application Development for android
  13. 13. Application Development contd… HTML Vs Native Android Development Native HTML 5 Native has more features Native features can be augmented and the web is catching up anyway. Native runs faster Web run times are much faster today, and most apps don’t need speed. Native is easier to develop Web is often easier to develop, especially if we are targeting multiple devices. Native fits platform look and feel Web has it’s own look and feel and also we can customize web interface for platforms. Native apps are easier to discover Actually web apps are easier to discover
  14. 14. Application Development contd… Android App Market (Now Google Play) Android market is the place where developers can upload there applications and android users can download those applications. Android market is also a major part of Android’s popularity.
  15. 15. Future of Android• Google Wallet• Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) Questions ???