What is Android?
Android is software for mobile phones, tablets and a growing range of devices.
Android was released under the Apache v2 open source license.
Android is an open source project (led by Google but it doesn’t belong to them) called AOSP (Android Open Source Project). Google uses this project as a base to create its version of Android, which is then used by the other manufacturers.
Where does Android come from?
Android began its life as a Palo Alto-based startup company, founded in 2003. That company was subsequently acquired by Google in 2005.
Android was developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a coalition of hardware, software and telecommunications companies. More than 30 companies were involved in the OHA, including Qualcomm, Broadcom, HTC, Intel, Samsung, Motorola, Sprint, Texas Instruments and Japanese wireless carriers KDDI and NTT DoCoMo.
What is meant by ‘stock Android’?
The ‘purest’ version of Android is often referred to as ‘stock Android’ and it’s often preferred by the Android community: it’s the original software as Google intended.
What are the advantages of Android?
Choice. For example, if you want iOS, you have a choice of iPhone, iPhone or iPhone. If you go for Android there are stacks of great devices to choose
Android’s choice isn’t just about hardware. It’s about everything else too. Android is incredibly easy to customize, both in terms of how it looks and how it works,
Each new version of Android gets a code name based on consecutive letters of the alphabet. The most recent version is known as Nougat Previous versions have included Marshmallow , Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean and Gingerbread.
What is Google Play / Play Store?
The Google Play Store is a digital marketplace where Android users can purchase apps, games, books, movies, music and more. And it’s a big advantage to owning an Android device.