You need no introduction about what Android is? Android Phone is available in almost each home in India today. Android has become a very common and important mobile platform in the whole world by improving itself in short span of time. By the way, many will know about what is Android and what are its benefits, but there are many people who are completely new in the world of Android and who do not have much information about Android. For those people, this article will be very useful along with those who have a lot of knowledge, they will also get to learn something new from this.
By the way,truth is that, many people use Smartphones but they do not know whether their Mobile Phone is Android or Windows or iOS enabled. There is nothing wrong in this because everybody works in different fields so obviously they don’t have much knowledge about it. That is why this blog of mine helps you in all the way to provide you the complete information.
Keeping up this view, today I am going to share you the complete information about what is the Android Operating System so that the next time someone asks you any information related to Android Phones or Android, you are able to answer it quickly. So, why late! let’s start the topic.
What is Android
Android is not a phone nor an application, it is an operating system that is based on the Linux kernel. If I say it in easy language, Linux is an operating system that is mainly used in server and desktop computer. So, Android is just a version of Linux that has been created after a lot of modification. Is it difficult? In simple way many of you mights asks what is the mean of android? I would tell Android is just an Operating System nothing else.
Android is an operating system that was designed only for the purpose of Mobile Device so that all the functions and applications of the phone can be run easily within it. Whatever you see in the phone’s display all are part of the operating system. Whenever you get a call, text message or email, your OS processes it and presents it to you in readable format to understand easily. There is another question someone asking Is Android owned by Google? The answer is Yes.
According to their features, operation, stability, Android OS has been divided into many versions which has been given with different numbers. So if you have ever heard a name like Android Lollipop, Marshmallow or Nougat then let me tell you that all these are different version names of Android OS or Operating System.
History of Android
Android Inc. whose original creator is Andy Rubin,Google bought his company in 2005, and after that they were made the core of Android Development. Google bought Android because they felt that Android is a very new and interesting concept, with the help of which they can create powerful and free operating system which later proved to be true. With the help of Android, Google got a good reach of younger audience and with this, very talented employees also joined Google. Is Android free to download? The answer is Yes it is a free OS.
Greatest Mobile Operating System of All Time
Android is the greatest mobile operating system that has been created by Google. The software made by Google is used in almost all mobile phones in the world today. Except Apple’s iPhones only. Android is a Linux-based software system. Like Linux, it is an open source platform and with it it is also absolutely free. This means that other mobile companies can also use Android Operating Systems. The distinguishing factor in this is of different brand’s kernel. Hosts Android’s Central Core which is essentially a strip code and helps the software to operate.
Different Android Versions
- Android 1.0 Alpha
- Android 1.1 Beta
- Android 1.5 Cupcake
- Android 1.6 Donut
- Android 2.1 Eclair
- Android 2.3 Froyo
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Android 10
- Android 11
Evolution of Android OS- Travel from Android Beta to Android 11
I think all of you must be using Android Phones, or even using Tablets which use Android Operating System. Let me tell you that Android was developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance. After that Android has been releasing its brand new versions since November 2007. One interesting thing is that Android Versions is given a special code name and is released in alphabetic order. This work is being done since April 2009. It has different names such as Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice cream sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and Pie. Seeing the name, you must have come to know that it is named after desserts from all over the world.
Open Source makes Android More Unique
The biggest competition for Android SmartPhones and Tablets is Apple iPhone and iPad. The biggest difference between these two operating systems is that Android’s OS is Open Source and Free, while Apple’s iOS is completely closed meaning that nothing can be tampered with this OS. For example, in iOS we cannot change the default browser from Safari to Google Chrome.
In Apple, you have many restrictions in these default apps, which makes it a big problem to use them and you cannot even try anything new in it. At the same time, with Android being Open Source, you can use your desired apps in it. The use of these two is very old, here I want to tell you one thing that all this is a matter for personal preference. The rest is up to you what kind of OS you want to use.
By the way, Android is launching its new products and adopting the latest technology, according to this, the future of Android is looking very bright. Recently, Google has already given predictions about its future with strange gadgets like Smart Watch, Google Glass, Google Cars. We hope that Google is even more successful in this historic step and for the help of common people create even better things.
Upcoming Version of Android: Android 11
Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 and is now available for developers to download and test. Google usually gives developers a new Android variant in March, but the first developer preview of Android 11 has been released before the regular release cycle. Talking about the features, there will be some special features for the foldable phone and screen types like Samsung galaxy fold and other mobile phones. This version will be equipped with many more features including new camera features, privacy related tools, improvements related to 5G. Apart from releasing the first developer preview of Android 11, Google has also outlined the timeline for the upcoming stable update.
Google said that the GSI files for the first Android 11 developer preview, including the system image are available for download in Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 devices. Google has also clarified that this preview build is only for developers and is not designed for regular users. However, the beta testing program will soon be released on an invoice basis for Android users on a regular basis and registrations for this will also be opened soon
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