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Android Operating System And Android Devices

There is no doubt that Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world. And you can find Android on almost all devices, be it Mobile phones, Television Sets,  Tablets, Wrist Watches and even in Vehicles.

let’s begin by looking at the definition of Android:

 

  1. What is Android?

Android is basically a piece of software that allows your hardware to function. The Android OS gives you access to applications, including a lot of Google’s own creation. This allows you to search for information on the Internet, play music and videos, check your location on the map, and take photos with the camera of your device and much more.

 The most popular Android devices are the smartphones. But Android runs on other devices like Tablets, television streaming boxes, Wrist Watches, and other portable gadgets.

Without Android OS, none of this would be possible.

Android phones can be customized to suit your personal tastes and needs. For instance, you can set your own wallpaper, themes, and launchers that completely change the look of your device’s interface. You can also download new applications and do all sorts of things. For example, you can check your Facebook and Twitter feed, manage your bank account, order pizza and play games.

Backup Your Contact Using Android Devices And Google Account.

One of your first tasks is to login with your existing Google account or create one if you don’t have any. This will give you the functionality of e-mail and also provides an excellent way to back up your contacts, save your files on the Internet, etc.
The advantage of this is that if you lose your phone, all your numbers and important data will be saved. The next time you get an Android phone (or another device) and log into your Google account, all your contacts and numbers will be immediately displayed in the address book of your new phone. You do not need to shift them or keep them elsewhere.
You can synchronize your personal information with any Android device. This includes among others as selected sites, calendar entries, and purchased applications. All this is backed up smoothly, in the background.

Basic Android Apps.

Google Play store has millions of Android Applications and games available for downloads.

The basic once are:

  1. Applications for Camera that allow you to shoot with art effects.
  2. Music Players that allow you to broadcast songs from the Internet or create playlists.
  3. You can customize the look of your Android phone with a few wallpapers based on photos that you yourself took or downloaded from the Internet.
  4. The screen has various widgets that will let you access the settings on your phone, without going through the menus. You can as well create your own system of shortcuts and menus to better suit how you uniquely use your phone.You can also download a huge number of games for your Android phone so you can have fun on the go.

Android Updates

Google is constantly working on new versions of the software for Android. Google releases a big  Android update once a year.

Versions usually come with a numeric code and name, which until now was thematic after sweets and desserts, working in alphabetical order.

  1. Android 1.5 cupcake
  2. Android 1.6 Donut
  3. Android 2.1 Eclair
  4. Android 2.2 Froyo
  5. Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  6. Android 3.2 Honeycomb – the first OS designed specifically for tablets, launching on the Motorola Xoom
  7. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: the first OS to work on smartphones and tablets, ending with the 2.X name convention.
  8. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: launched on the Google Nexus 7 tablet from Asus.
  9. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: Arrived at LG Nexus 4
  10. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  11. Android 4.4 KitKat: launched on the LG Nexus 5
  12. Android 5.0 Lollipop: launched on Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9.
  13. Android 6.0 Marshmallow: launched on the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P.
  14. Android 7.0 Nougat.
  15. Android 7.1 Nougat: launched on HTC Pixel and Pixel XL from HTC/
  16. Android 8.0 Oreo: rumored to run on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2

The latest public version, Android Nougat, makes the OS even faster than ever, with the “Instant Applications” feature. It also offers improved battery life with Doze on-the-go and adds support for VR. That’s what has changed between different versions of Android.

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