Android is Linux based operating system for mobile devices. It was specially developed for applications. There are more than 4,00,000 applications in the android market. It is an open source. Today every smartphone except for apple as it has IOS have android as an operating system whether its Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony or many more and not only smartphones but the tablets of Toshiba, dawa, Cisco, Acer also have android as an operating system.
Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White are the people who are the founder of Android they found Android in October 2003 in California. Then Android was purchased by Google in August 2005 for 50 Million$ and Android beta was released on 12 November 2007. Open handset alliance is a pool of companies which was formed on 5 November 2007. These companies were given access to the source code of Android in order to develop Android-based applications.
Android came up with multiple features as if:
• It supports java applications.
• With the help of Android, we can run multiple applications at the same time.
• It has better app market.
• It supports optimized graphics VGA, 2D graphics, and 3D graphics
• It lets you change your setting faster
• Android keeps information visible on your home screen
• It gives you more options to fit your budget.
The software architecture consists of Linux kernel, libraries, android run-time, core libraries, Dalvik virtual machine, application layer, application framework. There are various versions of Android like 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 and many more and the recent one is 4.4 which is known as Kit-Kat.
Android has multiple different features which make it different and better from other operating systems. When we compare android with IOS then android turns to better than IOS. As we can set any app as a default on android but it is impossible on iPhone. Android just drag and drop for syncing by using USB cable on the computer but in iPhone syncing can only be done using iTunes. There are many more points which prove android to be better than IOS.
The fascinating, attractive and pocket-friendly are the features which created the boom of Android in the market.