What is Android

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Android is an open source mobile operating system base on Linux operating system and an open platform for developers can make their own apps and users can download them from the android market and enjoy them.

-October, 2003

Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California, United States.
The team:
Andy Rubin – co-founder of Danger
Rich Miner – co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.
Nick Sears – once VP at T-Mobile
Chris White – headed design and interface development at WebTV

Steve Perlman, invested the first $10,000 in cash for the project.

The creators of Android talk about their new open platform for mobile phones and the Open Handset Alliance.

Android Open Source Project

 

– August 2005

Google acquired Android Inc.

– September 2007

Google applies several patent applications related to  mobile telephony.

– November 2007

Google announces Android.

Android is an open source mobile operating system base on Linux operating system and an open platform for developers can make their own apps and users can download them from the android market and enjoy them.

Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz introducing android and show the availability of the SDK.

 

Androidology



 

– September, 2008

T-MOBILE G1 was Announced.

– September 23, 2008

Google releases Android SDK – v1.0 r1

– February 2009

Release 1.1 r1

– April 2009

Release 1.5 r1 (Cup cake)
Android 1.5 Cup cake

  • Widgets
  • Better media playbak
  • Copy and Paste
  • Contact pictured pulled from Google profile of the contact.

– September 2009
Release 1.6 r1 (donut)

  • Support different display sizes
  • Support for CDMA
  • Quick Search Box
  • Support TTS (Text To Speech)
  • Updated Android Market

Android 1.6 donut

Camera/Camcorder
Camera/Camcorder

Battery Use indicator
Battery Use indicator

Updated Android Market
Updated Android Market

Quick Search Box
Quick Search Box

 


Official Video

User Tips: Home Screen

User Tips: Long Press

User Tips: Android Market

User Tips: Quick Search Box

 

 

  • Navigation – turn by turn navigation.

 

– November 2009
Android 2.0, Release 1 – eclair

  • Multiple account support
  • Quick contact feature
  • Bluetooth API

Android 2.0 , 2.1

Camera advanced settings
Camera advanced settings

Quick Contact
Quick Contact

Multiple Accounts
Multiple Accounts

Email combined inbox
Email combined inbox

 


Official Video

User Tips: Shortcuts, Widgets, Folders

User Tips: Running Multiple Apps

User Tips: Browser

User Tips: Quick Search Box

User Tips: Contacts

 

– December 2009
Android 2.0.1, Release 1

– January 2010
Android 2.1

– May 2010
Android 2.2 – Froyo

  • Speed and performance
  • Send authenticated messages to device from cloud
  • App backup API
  • App to SD
  • Portable Hot-spot
  • V8 JavaScript engine
  • Auto update / Update all, in android market
  • Error reporting

New Home Screen tips widget
New Home Screen tips widget

Exchange Support
Exchange Support

Camera and Gallery
Camera and Gallery

Portable Hotspot
Portable Hotspot

 


Official Video

 

– December 2010
Android 2.3 – Gingerbread

  • Faster
  • Performance optimization for game development
  • VP8 & WebM
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Front Facing Camera Support
  • SIP Support

Improved Power Management
Improved Power Management

Front Facing Camera Support
Front Facing Camera Support

NFC Support
NFC Support

SIP Support
SIP Support

 


Official Video

 

– February 2011
Android 2.3.3

February 2011, Android goes in two directions and make two different platforms for mobile and tablets

– February 2011
Android 3.0

  • Homescreen Widgets
  • Current Apps – Task Switching UI
  • Honeycomb UI – Designed for Tablets

Homescreen Widgets
Homescreen Widgets

Current Apps – Task Switching UI
Current Apps - Task Switching UI

Honeycomb UI – Designed for Tablets
Honeycomb UI - Designed for Tablets

 


Official Video

 

– May 2011 Mobile
Android 2.3.4

– May 2011 Tablet
Android 3.1

– July 2011 Tablet
Android 3.2

– October 2011
Android 2.3.7

 

 

 

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