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Definition of Android and Its Features

Definition and Functions - In recent years the term Android often we hear. In general, the term is often associated with the Android phone, smartphone and tablet.


Android inventor Andy Rubin was born on June 22, 1946 in New Bedford, United States. Andy Rubin worked together with Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White founded Android.inc and on July 2005 was bought by Google.

Definition and Function Android
Understanding Android is a Linux-based operating system that is used as the manager of hardware resources, both for mobile phones, smartphones and tablet PCs. In general, Android is an open platform (Open Source) for developers to create their own applications for use by a wide range of mobile devices.

The first phone that uses the Android operating system is the HTC Dream, which was released on October 22, 2008. At the end of 2009 is estimated in this world there are at least 18 types of mobile phones that use Android.

Since its presence on March 9, 2009, Android has come with version 1.1, the operating system that is equipped with an aesthetic update to its application, such as alarm clock, voice search, sending messages to Gmail, and email notifications.

Until the year 2012, Android has grown rapidly. Within 3 years have been produced in the version of Android, and the final version is produced called Android version 4.1 or Android Jelly Bean.

Android development of the year 2009 - 2012
Android version 1.1
Android version 1.5 (Cupcake)
Android version 1.6 (Donut)
Android version 2.0 / 2.1 (Eclair)
Android version 2.2 (Froyo: Frozen Yoghurt)
Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Android version 3.0 / 3.1 (Honeycomb)
Android version 4.0 (ICS: Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android is a system operating system (OS) based on open source Linux kernel. And for the name of each type of android that is released is always named as the name of the food, such as bread Ginger (ginger bread), Ice Cream Sandwich, and others. Android commonly used on smartphones or tablets such as Samsung, Asus, Advance, Sony Ericsson and others. You need to know that Android for the first time developed by Android.Inc. But in 2005, Android was acquired by Google the king of the internet world.

So what are the Advantages of Android? To be sure Android is a free Operating System and Open Source. No wonder if Android to be king today. Smartphones are supported by the Android OS has a cheaper price compared to other smartphones such as the Blackberry and Apple (Iphone).

What are the features of Android? Its a lot of system Android has features including Multi-touch, multitasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, Support Java, and certainly supports many networks such as GSM / EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE and WiMAX. Android is still a lot of advantages that can not be admin mention one by one. There are several types or versions of Android that is circulating in the world, such as Eclair, Froyo / Frozen Yogurt, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android Jelly Bean, Kitkat and the last is a lollipop.

1. Eclair
Eclair version of Android that was first used on a smartphone. Eclair is also the first android version supports HMTL5 format.

2. Froyo / Frozen Yogurt
Froyo / Frozen Yogurt has 20 released with new features. One is support for Adobe Flash.

3. Gingerbread
Gingerbread release to enhance the features of the soft keyboard and copy / paste, power management, and support Near Field Communication.

4. Honeycomb
Keep in mind, Android Honeycomb is made for the name of the gadget with wide screen like a tablet PC, the first tablet that uses the Motorola Xoom Honeycomb was released in February 2011.

5. Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich was first released in October 2011 held in Hong Kong. The main features of Android ICS 4.0 is Face Unlock, Android Beam (NFC), a major change in User Interface, and screen size standard (native screen) resolution of 720p (high definition).

6. Android Jelly Bean
Android Jelly Bean its focus to increase user interface more smoothly and responsively. In this version also marks the presence of a feature Google Now that provide advice and recommendations based on the data stored (contacts, calendar, location, etc.) in mobile phones.

7. Kitkat
This Android version is admin he likes, Kitkat. Android Kitkat more focus in the management of the memory to be optimized. So that the low-end device can run smoothly despite minimal specification. The addition of support for Mobile Printing and addition of new sensors.

Lollipop has many advantages than others, such as Security, Material Design, Battery Saving, and Sharing Device. For security, the security system offered by Lollypop Android will run on SELinux system, which is already well-known anti-malware. Not only that, Android Lollipop has also been equipped with a safety feature called Android Smart Lock. This feature will integrate the two security devices, where one of these devices will only be opened if accessed through the device partner.

That is about Andorid Definition, Feature, and the Development. Hopefully helpful.
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