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Introducion to Android

See more basics on Android along with interview questions

Android is a collection of  operating system , middleware and key applications.
Android Inc was founded in Palo Alto of California, U.S. by Andy Rubin, Rich miner, Nick sears and Chris White in 2003. Later Android Inc. was acquired by Google in 2005. After original release there have been number of updates in the original version of Android.
  •  Android supports a large number of applications in Smart Phones.
  •  It is an open source operating system
  •  It is a Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablets.
  •  It includes a touch screen user interface, widgets, camera, network data monitoring and many more.
  •  Allow users to install their own applications from, available through the Android Play Store. 


Versions :
Version    No.
Name
For:
1.0
Android Beta
Phone
1.1
Android
Phone
1.5
Cupcake
Phone
1.6
Donut
Phone
2.0/2.1
Eclair
Phone
2.2.x
Froyo
Phone
2.3.x
Gingerbread
Phone
3.x
Honeycomb
Tablet
4.0.x
Ice Cream Sandwich                  
Phone and Tablet
4.1/4.2
Jelly Bean
Phone and Tablet
and the latest version is Key Lime Pie which is going to release in near future.

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