What is Android? a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later purchased in 2005.
What is Android? Android is open source and Google releases the code under the Apache License. This open source code and permissivelicensing allows the software to be freelymodified and distributed by devicemanufacturers, wireless carriers andenthusiast developers.
Android’s Interface Androids user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs that loosely correspond to real- world actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects.
Android’s Interface The response to user input is designed to be immediate and provides a fluid touch interface.Internal hardware such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and proximity sensors are used by some applications to respond to additional user actions.
Android’s Applications has a growing Android selection of third party applications, which can be acquired by users either through an app store such as Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, or by downloading and installing the applications APK file from a third-party site.
Beyond Smartphones and Tablets nature of AndroidThe open and customizable allows it to be used on other electronics, including laptops and netbooks, smartbooks, smart TVs (Google TV) and cameras (Nikon Coolpix S800c).In addition, the Android operating system has seen applications on smart glasses (Project Glass), wristwatches, headphones, car CD and DVD players, mirrors, portable media players and landlines
ANDROID Become the worlds most widely used smartphone platform and the software of choice for technology companies who require a low- cost, customizable, lightweight operating system for high tech devices without developing one from scratch.Had a worldwide smartphone market share of 75% during the third quarter of 2012,with 500 million devices activated in total and 1.3 million activations per day.
Android Phones Maxx HDMotorola Droid RazrFEATURES:Very long battery lifeSolid, sleek and comfortable designBeautiful displayGood performanceSemi-rugged and durableRuns stock Android with only minor tweaks
Android Phones HTC ONE XFEATURES:Fantastic, thin designComfortable to holdAmazing rear cameraRuns Android 4.0 (ICS)Beats Audio includedHTC Media Link HD is fun
Android PhonesSamsung S II FEATURES:The smartphone for those who want the very best in entertainment, games, and much more.The brilliant screen and lightning- fast downloads combine with the slim, sleek design of the Galaxy S IIMultilingual Text Display (English, Spanish)
USAGE SHARE Usage share of the different versions as of January 3, 2013. Most Android devices to date still run the older OS version 2.3 Gingerbread that was released on December 6, 2010, due to most lower-end devices still being released with it.
Respecfully Submitted to: Prof. Erwin M. Globio, MSIT