Android is actually an operating system of a mobile phone,tablets and a growing range of devices from wearable computing to in-car entertainment. Android brought a great revolution to the world of technology and over the years became the most popular mobile operating system in the world.
Android was founded in October 2003 by Andy Rubin,Rich Miner,Nick Sears and Chris White as Android Inc and was initially conceptualized for Digital Cameras.
Initially Android was bought by Google in 2005 and was unveiled in 2007,along with the founding of Open Handset Allience(OSA). Android begins the first commercial Android device in September 2008 including 47 members (HTC,Samsung,etc) led by Google.
Android is an open source project(led by Google but doesn’t belong to Google) and which is called Android Open Source Project(AOSP). Android operating system is based in Linux kernel base structure,which is a Unix type system and is portable,multi-tasking and multi-user. Google just uses these project as a base and create various version of Android and which in turn is used by other manufactures.
If we really go through android than android just works as a translator between you and your gadget by providing you a user friendly interface which help you to do various stuffs on your phone by just tapping a button.
Now Android phone became the world’s top selling phones as because of the cheap price and a great user friendly interface.
Till date android has come with various versions which is led by Google such as:
- Android 1.0 (which has no code name)
- Petit Four
- Ice Cream Sandwich
- Jelly Bean
- Android O(Beta Version)