Android Overview

Android Overview

  1. History Of Android
  2. What is API Level of Android
  3. Features Of Android

 

History of Android

The History of Android began in 2003 with a team of Four App developers who Found Android, Inc.   and then Google purchased the Android in 2005 to develop an open platform.  Android 1.5 started the naming trend when it was released in 2009 . Google released its first  ever version of android on September 2008 this version doesn’t come with a specific name. In the history of Android,  However, since 2009’s Android 1.5 released with a specific code name “Cupcake”. Google released Android 4..4 KitKat in October 2013 .

API Level Of Android

API level is generally  the Android version. Instead of using the Android version name For Example 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, etc. This numbers is increased with every and each version of Android. Android 1.6 is API Level 4, Android 2.0 is API Level 5, Android 2.0.1 is API Level 6. Android API levels can be divided to five main following categories.

  • Android 1.5 – 2.3 (API levels 3-10) – Android made specifically for smartphones.
  • Android 3.0 – 3.2 (API levels 11-13) – Honeycomb, Android made for tablets.
  • Android 4.0 – 4.4 (API levels 14-19) – A big merge with tons of additional functionality, totally revamped Android version, for both phone and tablets.
  • Android 5.0 – 5.1 (API levels 21-22) – Material Design introduced.
  • Android 6.0 – 6.… (API levels 23-…) – Runtime Permissions,Apache HTTP Client Removed

Features Of Android

Android Is A Powerful Operating System And Supports countless features. few of android features are listed below

  1. Messaging
  2. Web Browser
  3. Voice Based Features
  4. Multi-Touch
  5. Multi-Tasking
  6. Screen Capture
  7. Connectivity
  8. Multi Languages
  9. Wifi

android features

1. Messaging

SMS and MMS are accessible forms of messaging, including threaded matter in hand, messaging and Android Cloud To Device Messaging (C2DM) and shortly enhanced tale of C2DM, Android Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is by the same token a case of Android Push Messaging services.

2. Web Browser

Web Browser are Based on the open-source WebKit layout engine, coupled with Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine supporting HTML5 and CSS3.

3. Voice Based Features

Google Search from voice has been accessible when it was initially released. voice commanding for texting, map navigation, calling and some others activities are upheld on android 2.2 and all through.

4. Multi-Touch

Android has native support multi-touch which was first made accessible in handsets, for example, the HTC Hero.

5. Multi-Tasking

Android User can jump from one task to another with this feature. Same time various application can run simultaneously.

6. Screen Capture

Android Os allows to a smartphone to capture a screenshot at any time by pressing the home button and power button at same time. nowadays every smartphone company has its own default screenshot procedure.

7. Connectivity

Android OS Smartphones support connectivity feature including Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, EV-DO,IDEN,NFC,GSM/EDGE, UMTS and WiMAX.

8. Multi Languages

Android Supports a lot of languages

9. WiFi

A Android Feature that allow apps to discover and pair directly, over a high-bandwidth peer-to-peer connection.