A SMARTPHONE ?? Web browsing Different connectivity solutions Email Multi – tasking Third party software GPS Video calling High camera resolution Touch (Multi) and most importantly AN OPEN SOURCE MOBILE OS
What really is it ?• Open source mobile operating system by GOOGLE Inc.• For MOBILE devices• Which includes an operating system, a middleware and key applications (SMS, Calling, Alarm, Organizer, Calculator, Games)• Based on the modified version of LINUX KERNEL, which is also an open source platform
Its Features• Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices• Integrated browser• Optimized graphics powered by a custom 2D & 3D graphics library• SQLite for structured data storage• Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)• GSM Telephony• Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and Wi-Fi – easy control
Tech Specs• Company/developer - Google Inc., Open Handset Alliance• Programmed in C (core), C++ (some third-party libraries), Java (UI)• Source model Free and open source software• Initial release - 21 October 2008• Latest stable release 3.0.1 (Honeycomb) / 24 February 2011; 20 days ago• Supported platforms ARM, MIPS, Power Architecture,x86• Kernel type - Monolithic (modified Linux kernel)• Default user interface – Graphical• Official website – www.android.com
Devices• Mobile phones• Netbooks• Tablets, including the Dell Streak™ and Samsung Galaxy Tab™• TV• And other devices
Why ANDROID ??• User friendly Interface and multiple Home screen• Abilities of ‘3D Graphicalisation™’• Higher performance• Longer battery life• Less bugs and security issues• Large developer environment including giants like On-screen, Gameloft, Herocraft, Sega.• GOOGLE’s own products – Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Navigation etc.