Definition of Android
- Android is defined as an operating system powered by Google to use it for devices which work by touch, mobile phones and tab devices.
- This system facilitates using mobile devices through known moves: touch, click and hit.
- Android programs have been activated recently to be suitable for TV, cars, and hand-watch.
Android Open Source Project
Android operating system is an open source project that especially powered by Google, but it is offering a free part of it for companies that make devices and phones while imposing taxes over these companies if they install Google applications through the operating system.
Date of Powering Android
- Android operating system is a work product of members of (OHA), such as: Google, Dell, Intel, Samsung, LG, and others.
- Android system has been powered by Google depending on the modified copy of the version “Linux kernel 2.6” according to “Apache” system license, which is free and open program.
- Android consists of many Java apps and main libraries, it also support multimedia and can support 2D, 3D drawings, formats of known photos and videos, in addition to supporting multi-touch input.
Disadvantages of Android
- Although Android is an alternative of other mobile operating systems, it has many obstacles in complex and mixed codes which completely depend on Java language in addition to Objective-C language.
- For users, applications of Android store can be hacked because of low definition of security, besides missing of sound control assistant and depending on adverts lead to interlope some users.
Written By: Amira Gamal