Google Purchased Android inc. in 2005, and developed it as Android operating system, Google based the development on the Linux kernel and designed it mainly for touchscreen mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Operating System User Interface
The user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures. You can call such actions swiping, tapping and pinching, it’s a way to manipulate on-screen objects, it uses virtual keyboard for text input.
Advancement of The Operating System so far
Apart from touchscreen devices, Google has also developed Android TV for televisions, Android. Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface.
Manufacturers have used different platforms of android on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras.
Versions of Android Operating System
Since September 2008, Google has released many versions of the operating system. Google released the recent version which is 7.0 “Nougat” in August 2016.
What is Google Play Store?
You can download Android applications from the Google Play store. Google launched google play in 2008 as android market. This is where people with android devices download apps, books, magazines, music, television programs, movies. You can easily do all the installations in your certified android device in the apps store.
How many Applications are there in Google Play Store?
The store has over 2.8 million apps as of February 2017, as of March 2017 the number of apps in the play store was 3 million.
Who has More apps, Android or Apple?
Apple’s App store is the second largest app store with up to 2.2 million apps. The number of apps in the Google Play store exceeded 1 million in 2013. In February 2015, it was 1.4 million, the number of apps that comes into the play store monthly, is alarming.
Numerous updates since 2008 has improved android, adding new features and fixing bugs in earlier releases, making the android platform stable and reliable, though it has more security threats that the IOS.
Buyers please note:
Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, also with GSM SIM cards. Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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