Android is a mobile operating system that uses a modified version of the Linux kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android’s development and release The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. The Android operating system is the world’s best-selling Smartphone platform.
There is currently two flavors of the platform. One targeted for small screens mainly mobile phones (all versions below 3.0), and one dedicated for tablets: Honeycomb Android 3.0. However not all Android tablets support this version The next version of the platform is supposed to fusion these two variants to have a more versatile and uniform platform. “Ice Cream Sandwich”, which might be released mid-2011, should be the first version to combine “Gingerbread” and “Honeycomb” versions.
We will hear discuss some of the important version of the android family which comes now in latest mobile phones in market,
#1 ANDROID Eclair
eclair is just the codename for android 2.1, and all the versions 2.0,2.1,2.0.1 come under the Eclair category,
then wat is the difference between 2.1,2.0,2.0.1??
and hear is the difference,
(_•_•_) 2.0 is the first base model operating system specially made for handsets, the Motorola company wanted to release their
1st android hone in holidays (~2009) the Google just made this version and later on its improved to 2.0.1 and 2.1.
*The 2.0 version is released in 2009 Oct 26.
*It does not support Flash player 4.
*and it supports only the screen size 800×480 WVGA
*With Application Program Interface Rating 5.
(_•_•_) 2.0.1 is the bit improved version than 2.0 and
*It released in 2009 DEC 3
*and has the same features of 2.0 version.
*With Application Program Interface Rating 6.
and both the version 2.0 and 2.0.1 dint had any noticeable share in the market.(i.e people dint buy/like it much)
(_•_•_) 2.1 is the improved version of all the other 2 versions
*which released on 2010 jan12.
*And Has the same features of other 2 versions.
*which does not support Flash player 4 in SOME devices.
*and has the Application Programming Interface Rating 7.
*But this version of android made a noticeable share in the Android Market up to 24.5%.
* So this version of the android is called as the Eclair in the market in general, Micromax andro model has the same OS.
#2 ANDROID FROYO
Froyo (following Google’s adorable alphabetized dessert naming convention) is the latest iteration of Android, Google’s mobile operating system. Simple enough! If you bought an Android phone recently, Froyo’s what it will eventually be running.Froyo is just a code name for Android 2.2,
(_•_•_) 2.2 is improved version of all the above which has all the features of above versions apart from this,
*It released in May 2010
*it Supports all the Flash versions.
*The improvements done in this version of android is,
#Applications installation to the expandable memory
#Upload file support in the browser
*and this VERSION HAS MADE MORE THAN 60% share in android market,
and i can say if you have a android in your hand then its running android FROYO :)
Samsung Galaxy series offers this OS.
this Version of the android is 2.3 which has the all features of it elder siblings,and even the 2.3.3 version is listed under gingerbread
these version of the android we can find it in higher end handsets,
(_•_•_) which has,
*WebM video playback capability
*Social networking features (have this features in 2.2)
*Near Field Communication support
*Native VoIP/SIP support
*Video call support
it has made a 4% of sharing in android market,
In short its used as the TAB , I pad, OS
The apple company produces their own OS and when ever you want to add apps to your mobile u should pay BUT Android store is Totally free for you and its your choice to buy Costly apple Mobile or cheap Android handsets,according to users reviews ANDROID is Lot better than the Apple, choice is yours,choose wisely. :)