The term "Android" is the hot topic of the tech world since its launch of by Google. But, what is Android? How useful it is?

Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices, based on the linux kernel first developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance. It is the first, complete, open and free mobile platform and includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.

It allows mobile software developers to create new applications using Android SDK. Applications are written using the Java programming language and run on a custom virtual machine which runs on top of a Linux kernel.

Features of Android Software:
Android includes an Application framework enabling reuse and replacement of components, Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices, Integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine, SQLite, Media support, GSM Telephony, Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, Camera, GPS, compass, accelerometer.

Features of Applications using Android:
# Applications will have no borders. Through standard APIs, these applications can enter core mobile device functionality and also transfer capabilities for other applications to use.

# Any application can be replaced or extended.

# Applications can easily embed common web design codes like HTML, javascript and style sheets.

# Applications can run in parallel, one side running in the background and giving notifications in the front. Android's multitasking environment reminds me of JAVA's multiplatform environment feature.

Android is designed for the everyman. So teenagers might use the social networking applications and built-in GPS to stay connected to friends onm mobile and housewives may use its barcode-scanning and price-comparison features to save money on their weekly shop.

In all, Google has helped develop a software that handset manufacturers can install in their devices.

The first phone running Google Android is the T-Mobile G1. The phone was demonstrated in September, 2008, and went on sale on October 22.

The G1 runs Google's Android and is designed to bring the desktop computing experience to mobile devices. Scores of mobile phones in coming time will be launched that run Android - the G1 being the first in a long line of "Google phones".

Google had already lined up a series of hardware component and software partners.

Samsung, LG Electronics and Motorola are ready to produce phones that run on Android.

Apple has announced a similar inititiave which allows developers to create software for the iPhone.

If Google can bring out a perfect mobile device software through its Android platform, then it will not only be first in the line for online domination, but it also has the potential to gather mass audience all over the world. Also, Android has to find place in different forms, especially in developing nations where no. of mobile users is increasing exponentially.

Posted by  Madhu  on  11/01/2008  |  Permalink

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  4. Anonymous Dec 21, 2008, 1:08:00 AM  

    Android is more being used for social networking especially by younger generation.

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  6. Mp3-Players Mar 31, 2009, 11:28:00 PM  

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