July 18, 2024


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Brief Introduction to Android Operating System

Brief Introduction to Android Operating System

For those who are always paying attention to the development of cell phone, it must be very common to see the word Android. However, most of us may only familiar with the name. Here I would like to share the brief introduction of Android operate system with you.

Android is announced as the name of the mobile phone operating system which is developed on the Linux-based platform by Google on November 5, 2007. This new platform is consisted of operating system, middleware, user interface and the application software, which is claimed to be the first open and complete mobile software which is truly created for mobile terminals. At present, the latest versions are Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

As we all known, Android is developed by Google at the beginning and later it was undertaken by Open Handset Alliance. Android operating system adopts the software stack structure and is divided into three parts. The underlying Linux kernel only provides the basic functionality while other application software is developed by the companies themselves, some of the procedures are written in Java. By the end of 2010, it was showed by the related data that Android OS which is formal launched for only two years was in advance of Nokia Symbian OS which has dominated for many years. Currently, Android operating system has been adopted by the major mobile phone manufacturers including HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, and Sony Ericsson and so on. Nowadays, Android operating system is the world’s most popular smart phone platform. What’s more, Android system not only applies to smart phones but also applies to tablets.

With the highly developing technology, Android OS has transformed from Android 1.5 to the latest Android 2.3. Android 2.0/2.1 (Eclair) restored the user interface and brought in HTML5 and Exchange ActiveSync 2.5 support. Android 2.2 (Froyo) brought in JIT optimization to the speed improvements and introduced the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine. In addition, Android 2.2 pluses Wi-Fi and Adobe Flash support. As for the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it developed the user interface, the soft keyboard and copy/paste functions, and added the newest social network NFC(Near Field Communication). The latest version is Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), which is an operating system for tablets and supports larger screen devices and brings in many new user interface functions.

Every change brings excellent experience for users by the updating user interface. Choosing a mobile phone that adopted Android operating system will be a correct and wise choice for you.