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Android

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Presentation about Android which is a software platform and operating system for
mobile devices, based on the Linux kernel, developed by Google.

DESCRIPTION

Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system,
middleware and key applications. This beta version of the Android SDK provides the
tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using
the Java programming language.

The next generation of open operating systems won’t be on desktops or mainframes but
on the small mobile devices we carry every day. The openness of these new
environments will lead to new applications and markets and will enable greater
integration.

A beta version of the Android SDK is available for download. Along with the Android
Framework and application libraries, it includes sample projects with source code, a
device emulator, and development tools for monitoring and debugging your code and
GUI layout. Android relies on Linux version 2.6 for core system services such as
security, memory management, process management, network stack, and driver model.
The kernel also acts as an abstraction layer between the hardware and the rest of the
software stack.

Applications of android are email client, SMS program, calendar, maps, browser,
contacts, and others. All applications are written using the Java programming language.

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Android

ADVANTAGES

 Fast & easy application development


 Android is open-source Linux software.
 Android is free of cost.
 The ability for anyone to customize the Google Android platform will open up the
applications playing field to small and new companies.
 In addition, as a result of many mobile phones carrying Google Android,
companies will come up with such innovative products like the location– aware
services that will provide users with any information they might be in need of.
This information could include knowing the location of a nearby convenience
store or filling station.

DISADVANTAGE

 Android is an open source platform driving all Android phones, it could


significantly increase the risk of hacking these devices.
 It only best suited for high-end phones.

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 Sujith Sasi 1AT06IS401

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