What Is Android?

Welcome friends😊, once again to my Digital Tech Akshay blog. Here you get to read articles on Digital Technology related topics. Today I have brought a well known operating system for you. You recognize this operating system very well, you use it all the time and its name is Android. Friends, in today’s article, you will get information about Android. So, friends, you must read my article completely.

Friends, in today’s article, you will know what is Android? Which are the Android versions? What are the features of Android? What is the history of Android? And Android-related many other things you will get to read. So friends, let’s start today’s topic.

Many of us use smartphones today. And you can go anywhere; you will find Android users everywhere. This is because Android provides good and reliable smartphones service for its customers at an affordable price. Android has become a popular platform in the world by improving itself in a very short time. And the smartphone with Android OS is the bestselling smartphone worldwide today.

Do many of you know what Android is? And on hearing its name, your attention will go directly to your smartphone. That is Android. But do you know what its specialty is? This makes it different from other mobile platforms.

What is Android?


Android is an operating system. This is based on the Linux kernel. This is developed by Google. Linux is an open-source and free operating system. In which Android has been prepared by making many modifications i.e. changes. Linux OS is used on server and desktop computers. Therefore, Android is specifically designed for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. So, the functions that we use on a computer can easily be used on our mobile as well.

The Android operating system has been divided into many versions according to features, operation, and stability. It is an operating system where any application and software runs smoothly. Since 2011, it has been the bestselling OS in the world regarding Android smartphones. And as of May 2017, it has more than two billion monthly active users, and with it by December 2018, more than 2.6 million apps have been published in the Google Play Store.

In the future, we will get to see many different versions of Android and new features.

History of Android: -

Android was initially launched in 2003 by Andy Rubin, the creator of Android IMC. The company was bought by Google in 2005. And after that Andy Rubin was made the head of Android OS development. Google got a very new and beautiful concept on Android. With the help of this, they can create a powerful and free OS. Android was officially launched by Google in 2006. And the development of Android OS was also announced. In the year 2006, the HTC Dream was launched in the market. This was the first phone to run on Android OS.

Friends After that, many versions of Android were launched. Due to which Android got a good response from young customers. After Android became popular, Andy Rubin left Google in 2013. After his departure, Sunder Pichai has appointed the head of Android. Sunder Pichai was previously the head of Google Chrome. Today, under the leadership of Sunder Pichai, Android continues to advance to the pinnacle of success.

Features of Android: -

Features Of Android

Android has proved to be a very good user-friendly platform all over the world. Android’s features make it even better than other platforms. So friends, what are the features of Android?

1) Multiple Language Support: -

Android supports multiple languages. Such as English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, etc. You can choose your favorite language and use it in your phone. With this, any Users can use their smartphones in their language.

2) User Interface: -

Android provides its users with an attractive and beautiful user interface. This is very easy to use. Any common person who is using a smartphone for the first time can also operate it easily. Android has a very simple and reliable interface. Due to the Android operating system, the features of any smartphone are even better.

3) Multi-tasking: -

Multi-tasking means that you can do different things on mobile simultaneously. In simple language, you can run multiple apps simultaneously. In addition, you can also download a file. This is what we call multi-tasking. And Android makes multi-tasking much easier because of its better operating system.

4) Connectivity: -

Android provides great connectivity to Mobile phones. This can easily connect your mobile with other networks. We can transfer any file to another mobile in very less time. Talking about connectivity in Android, it is found in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, hotpot, CDMA, GSM, 3G-4G, Volte, NFC, etc.

5) Applications: -

In Android, you can install the applications you like and use it easily. Google Play Store is the default app in Android OS which allows the user to download the app for free. You can download countless apps from the Google Play Store. With the help of applications, we can do our daily work easier.

The special thing about Android OS is that it is a free and open-source operating system. That is, it can be used on any mobile phone. Any code developer can see its source. After which one can change it according to his needs. This makes it easy for programmers and developers to create apps for Android. This is not like another OS. This is the reason that many reputed companies launch smartphones and tablets running on Android OS in the market.

Friends, this operating system created by Google are used in all mobiles worldwide today. Google keeps bringing new versions to make the Android OS is even better. To use these new versions, you do not need to buy a new phone every time. This version is available as an Android update in your phone. This you can download and install for free. By updating, you can get a lot of new features on your mobile phone. And with this, the speed and performance of your phone increases after each update.

Google launched the Q version of Android on 22 August 2019. And this version is the first to be used in Google Pixel phones.

What are the versions of Android?

Google has so far launched the nine versions of Android. Google keeps updating these new versions at different times with features and improvements each time. And this provides great usability to its user. Google is always working on Android OS development. And this is launching a new version every year.

Google names Android versions on sweets or desserts. Such as Cupcakes, Donuts, Eclairs, Gingerbread, Horicon, Ice cream, Sandwiches, Jellybean, Kit Kat, Lollipops, Marshmallows, Oreo. If you look at these names, you will find that every version is named alphabetically in order. The latest version of Google is pie. this is released in August 2014. It has many new advanced and exciting features that make it special. Also, keep in mind the safety and security of the user, new safety features have also been installed in it.

Initially Android was not as developed as it is today. Over time, there was development in Android. And each time new features were added to it. In today’s time, Android can do almost everything that a computer system does. Android was first launched only for mobile phones. But as its market grew, Google has started to launch Android on other devices like TVs, automobiles, smartphones, etc.

Friends, I am writing an article on all versions of Android, and in that article you will get a lot of good information about all versions of Android.

Friends, I am sure that you must have liked today’s article. If you have any question in your mind then please do ask me. Let’s meet friends with a new article next.



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