What is Android

Are you new to Android? This article contains basic information about the Android Mobile Platform.

What is AndroidWhat is Android


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.
Source: Wikipedia

  • 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



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