What is Android
Are you new to Android? This article contains basic information about the Android Mobile Platform.
How popular is the Android Mobile Platform?
As of May 2013, a total of 900 million Android devices have been activated and 48 billion apps have been installed from the Google Play store.
- Android is based on Linux
- Open Source and Licensed under Apache License, GNU GPL
- Initially released on 23rd September, 2008
- 600,000+ Apps and Games are available in Google’s Playstore
- World’s most popular Mobile Platform
- Nexus Smartphones and Tablets are manufactured by Google and its Partners. They come with Google’s Stock Android Firmware and unlocked boot-loader. Google releases firmware upgrades directly to Nexus devices.
- The Latest Android release is Jelly Bean (4.2.2)
- Android is designed to minimize the usage of RAM
- CyanogenMod is the most famous aftermarket firmware
- Active developer support for customized firmware and hacks
- The number of devices running Gingerbread 2.3.3-2.3.7 surpasses other Android Versions
- Android also runs in Netbook, Laptop, Smart TV, Camera..
400 Million Android Activations