Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Android - The Best Operating System For Smartphones

Android has become the most famous and the largest installed base of any mobile operating system. It was designed mainly for the touchscreen gadgets such as smartphones, etc. Hundreds of millions of mobile devices today use android. This operating system is running in the veins of smartphones in more than 200 countries across the globe. A large community of developers and enthusiasts are using the open source code provided by the Android community.

History: -

In October 2003, Mr. Andy Rubin, Mr. Rich Miner, Mr. Nick Sears and Mr. Chris White founded Android in the city Palo Alto of California. On August 17, 2005, Android Inc. was acquired by the mighty Google as the founders of Android were facing financial crisis.

What is Android?

Android is an operating system designed for mobile phones. For the very first time, it was used by an American organization. Now we can find Android on each and every variety of smartphones and tablets. Actually, it is Android only that makes the cell phones as the smartphones. It excels in providing its users with Apps, Games, Digital Contents, etc.

Features of Android: -

 Android is famous among all its customers just because of the long list of tremendous features that it provides. Some of the areas where Android excels are as follows: -

  • Interface: -

    The user interface provided by Android stands at the highest rank in the world. The interface of Android is supported by direct manipulation features such as swiping, tapping, pinching and reverse inching. In addition these, the feature of virtual keyboards is also available. In addition to these direct manipulation features, various apps and widget can also be found on the screen of smartphones. All these dynamic features are possible due to high standards of Android only.

  • Applications: -

    Android provides a huge set of applications.From instant messaging applications to that of cool games and weather apps, you can find each and every app on Android smartphones. The best resource for downloading the Android apps is from the Play Store.

  • Memory Management: -
    Android phones are backed up by the power batteries. Thus, to manage the power as well as facilitate the users, the most crucial thing is the memory management. Android OS is considered as the master in the respect of memory management.
The time after Google has acquired Android, a number of major changes and updates have been brought in this OS. Google is playing its part well and taking this platform to heights.

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