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000 apps available for Android. a free software license.[11] The unveiling of the Android distribution on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance.[26] and Chris White (headed design and interface development at WebTV)[27] to develop.[19] There are currently more than 250. making Android Inc. operated secretively.1 and 3. Developers write primarily in a customized version of Java. closed source for 3.[24] Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications.).[25] Not much was known about Android Inc. Rich Miner and Chris White.Android (operating system) 2 Default user interface Graphical License Official website Apache License 2. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. but many assumed that Google was planning to enter the mobile phone market with this move.[29] Acquisition by Google Google acquired Android Inc. including Andy Rubin.0..[18] Android has a large community of developers writing applications ("apps") that extend the functionality of the devices. libraries and APIs written in C and application software running on an application framework which includes Java-compatible libraries based on Apache Harmony. in Rubin's words ". at the time of the acquisition.. software. Inc.[28] Despite the obvious past accomplishments of the founders and early employees. Rubin ran out of cash. the app store run by Google. stayed at the company after the acquisition. Key employees of Android Inc. revealing only that it was working on software for mobile phones.[16] The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.[20] [21] Apps can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Android Market..smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences". and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.000 in cash in an envelope and refused a stake in the company.. a consortium of 84 hardware.2: Linux kernel patches under GNU GPL v2 android.[28] That same year. United States in October. . Android Inc. 3. in August 2005.[22] [23] History Foundation Android.[9] [10] Google purchased the initial developer of the software.[25] Nick Sears (once VP at T-Mobile).0 before 3.com [8] [7] Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. California. Android Inc. Inc. Android was listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys. with middleware. in 2005.[17] Android consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel. Android uses the Dalvik virtual machine with just-in-time compilation to run compiled Java code. 2003 by Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger). was founded in Palo Alto.0.[12] [13] [14] [15] Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License. a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. Steve Perlman brought him $10.

2007. The goal of the Open Handset Alliance is to develop open standards for mobile devices. Google had lined up a series of hardware component and software partners and signaled to carriers that it was open to various degrees of cooperation on their part. saying that Google had not closed off the possibility of accepting a revised version of Skyhook's XPS service. Marvell Technology Group. 2008 until March 2011. upgradable system. Our vision is that the powerful platform we're unveiling will power thousands of different phone models. according to Andy Rubin in an official Android blog post. device manufacturers cannot use Google's Android trademark unless Google certifies that the device complies with their Compatibility Definition Document (CDD). HTC. PacketVideo. the Open Handset Alliance. Garmin Ltd.[39] Google published the entire source code (including network and telephony stacks)[40] under an Apache License. a mobile device platform built on the Linux kernel version 2. Eric Schmidt. Asustek Computer Inc. Android.[45] In early 2011.Android (operating system) 3 Post-acquisition development At Google. T-Mobile and Texas Instruments unveiled itself. Google.[33] Reports from the BBC and The Wall Street Journal noted that Google wanted its search and applications on mobile phones and it was working hard to deliver that. creating a controversy over Google's commitment to open source with Android.[14] On December 9. including ARM Holdings. the Open Handset Alliance also unveiled their first product. Sprint Nextel. which would have violated Motorola's obligations to Google and its carriers. Softbank. Huawei Technologies.[39] The reason. Skyhook Wireless filed a lawsuit against Google in which they alleged that Google had used the compatibility document to block Skyhook's mobile positioning service (XPS) from Motorola's Android mobile devices.[44] In December 2010 a judge denied Skyhook's motion for preliminary injunction. and Vodafone Group Plc. Devices must also meet this definition to be eligible to license Google's closed-source applications. Android has been available under a free and open source software license since October 21. Qualcomm.[37] [38] Licensing With the exception of brief update periods. Motorola.[14] On the same day. it was showing prototypes to cell phone manufacturers and network operators. Google chose to withhold the Android source code to the tablet-only Honeycomb release.[43] In September 2010. including the Android Market. a consortium of several companies which include Broadcom Corporation. Samsung Electronics. In September 2007. the team led by Rubin developed a mobile device platform powered by the Linux kernel. Nvidia.[34] Some speculated that as Google was defining technical specifications. Intel. Toshiba Corp. InformationWeek covered an Evalueserve study reporting that Google had filed several patent applications in the area of mobile telephony.[46] and they did not want third parties creating a "really bad user experience" by attempting to put onto smartphones a version of Android intended for tablets. Atheros Communications. former Google Chairman/CEO [14] On November 5. LG. 14 new members joined.[42] Even though the software is open source.6. Google marketed the platform to handset makers and carriers on the premise of providing a flexible.[35] [36] Open Handset Alliance Today's announcement is more ambitious than any single 'Google Phone' that the press has been speculating about over the past few weeks.[41] Google also keeps the reviewed issues list publicly open for anyone to see and comment. Sony Ericsson.[47] Google later confirmed that the Honeycomb source code would not be released until . and that Motorola had terminated their contract with Skyhook because Skyhook wanted to disable Google's location data collection functions on Motorola's devices. was because Honeycomb was rushed for production of the Motorola Xoom. Print and online media outlets soon reported rumors that Google was developing a Google-branded handset. 2008.[30] [31] [32] Speculation about Google's intention to enter the mobile communications market continued to build through December 2006.

These updates to the base operating system typically fix bugs and add new features. and improved functionality in the Email and Phonebook apps.[48] 4 Version history Android has seen a number of updates since its original release. Google contributed code to the Linux kernel as part of their Android effort. Generally.[49] • 2. providing developers with more precise control over the UI. Gingerbread.1 (Eclair) included support for voice controls throughout the entire OS. but it will probably not be for four to five years. but certain features. went on sale in February 2011. The code names are in alphabetical order (Cupcake. and supports multicore processors and hardware acceleration for graphics.[67] [68] In 2011 Linus Torvalds said that "eventually Android and Linux would come back to a common kernel. the current Linux kernel maintainer for the -stable branch. and added support for Near Field Communication[52] • 3.[56] The Honeycomb SDK has been released and the first device featuring this version. and added Wi-Fi hotspot tethering and Adobe Flash support[51] • 2. notably a power management feature called wakelocks. color effects.To allow honeycomb devices to directly transfer content from USB devices[58] • 3.[70] Greg Kroah-Hartman. flash. Below is a list of the most recent versions.1 (Honeycomb) was announced at the 2011 Google I/O on 10 May 2011. . It also included an enhanced camera app with features like digital zoom. Highlights include optimization for a broader range of screen sizes. but that Android's opportunistic suspend features should not be included in the mainline kernel.[57] • 3.[64] [65] [66] In September 2010 Linux developer Rafael J. and the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich)."[69] Google announced in April 2010 that they would hire two employees to work with the Linux kernel community. so the Android kernel is now a separate version or fork of the Linux kernel. and an extended screen support API.0 (Honeycomb) was a tablet-oriented[53] [54] [55] release which supports larger screen devices and introduces many new user interface features. the Motorola Xoom tablet. It also included a new launcher.3 (Gingerbread) refined the user interface.[61] In September 2011.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)[60] is said to be a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb into a "cohesive whole". Wysocki added a patch that improved the mainline Linux wakeup events framework. It also included a new weather app. and more. with 5 homescreens instead of 3. and a button to open the menu (instead of a slider). each new version of the Android operating system is developed under a code name based on a dessert item. said in December 2010 that he was . with a new user interface and support for HTML5 and the W3C Geolocation API. improved the soft keyboard and copy/paste features. and what they include: • 2. new "zoom-to-fill" screen compatibility mode.2 (Froyo) introduced speed improvements with JIT optimization and the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine. animated backgrounds. capability to load media files directly from the SD card. Past updates included Cupcake and Donut.[59] Future releases that have been announced include: • 4. Eric Schmidt stated that Ice Cream Sandwich "is being released in October/November.0 (Eclair) included a new web browser. were rejected by mainline kernel developers. Eclair.2 (Honeycomb) is "an incremental release that adds several new capabilities for users and developers". He said that Android device drivers that use wakelocks can now be easily merged into mainline Linux. Donut.Android (operating system) after it was merged with the Gingerbread release in Ice Cream Sandwich."[62] [63] Design Linux Android's kernel is derived from the Linux kernel. Honeycomb.[50] • 2. Froyo.

Android (operating system) concerned that Google was no longer trying to get their code changes included in mainstream Linux. BMP. MP3. J2ME support can be provided via third-party applications.0 specifications. because they were a small team and had more urgent work to do on Android. Java classes are compiled into Dalvik executables and Architecture diagram run on Dalvik. LTE. a specialized virtual machine designed specifically for Android and optimized for battery-powered mobile devices with limited memory and CPU. is used for data storage purposes. AMR-WB (in 3GP container). MPEG-4 SP.[75] The Android Emulator default home screen (v1.5) . there is no Java Virtual Machine in the platform and Java byte code is not executed. Wi-Fi. 2D graphics library.263. The number of languages more than doubled for the platform 2. JPEG.3 Gingerbread. Java support While most Android applications are written in Java. coupled with Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. The browser scores a 93/100 on the Acid3 Test. Multiple language support Android supports multiple human languages. GIF. Media support Android supports the following audio/video/still media formats: WebM. Bluetooth. UMTS. a lightweight relational database. Connectivity Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE. CDMA.[65] Some Google Android developers hinted that "the Android team was getting fed up with the process". NFC and WiMAX.[72] 5 Features Current features and specifications:[73] [74] [75] Handset layouts The platform is adaptable to larger. IDEN. HE-AAC (in MP4 or 3GP container). PNG. including threaded text messaging and now Android Cloud To Device Messaging Framework(C2DM) is also a part of Android Push Messaging service. Web browser The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source WebKit layout engine.[71] Android does not have a native X Window System nor does it support the full set of standard GNU libraries. Messaging SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging. Storage SQLite.264 (in 3GP or MP4 container). and traditional smartphone layouts. MIDI. Ogg Vorbis. VGA. 3D graphics library based on OpenGL ES 2. AMR. AAC. H. WAV. H. FLAC. and this makes it difficult to port existing Linux applications or libraries to Android. EV-DO.

Skype 2. Multitasking Multitasking of applications is available.3. navigation. accelerometers.[78] Google has since released an update for the Nexus One and the Motorola Droid which enables multi-touch natively. ISMA). including front camera support. accessing the phone book (PBAP). Keyboard. Before Android 2.[83] Tethering Android supports tethering. proximity and pressure sensors.[85] 6 .4 and later. This is supported by manufacturer and third-party customizations. sending files (OPP). accelerated 2D bit blits (with hardware orientation.2 this was supported by third-party applications or manufacturer customizations. magnetometers. voice dialing and sending contacts between phones. etc. Gingerbread allows Nexus S to place Internet calls with a SIP account.1 offers video calling in Android 2. HTML progressive download (HTML5 <video> tag). Adobe Flash Streaming (RTMP) and HTTP Dynamic Streaming are supported by the Flash plugin. Video calling through Google Talk is available in Android 2. mouse and joystick (HID) support is available in Android 3. AVRCP. dedicated gaming controls.[82] Voice actions for calling.0 (Honeycomb). pixel format conversion) and accelerated 3D graphics. and in earlier versions through manufacturer customizations and third-party applications.[56] Additional hardware support Android can use video/still cameras. are supported on Android 2. which allows a phone to be used as a wireless/wired Wi-Fi hotspot. gyroscopes. scaling. GPS.[79] Bluetooth Supports A2DP. Multi-touch Android has native support for multi-touch which was initially made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero.[77] and by the operating system in Android 3. This allows for enhanced VoIP dialing to other SIP accounts and even phone numbers. but some handsets have a customized version of the operating system that supports it.Android (operating system) Streaming media support RTP/RTSP streaming (3GPP PSS.[80] Video calling Android does not support native video calling.[81] Voice based features Google search through voice has been available since initial release.2 onwards. thermometers. Screen Capture is available through a PC connection using the DDMS developer's tool. texting.3. either via the UMTS network (like the Samsung Galaxy S) or over IP.[84] Screen capture Android does not support screenshot capture as of 2011. The feature was originally disabled at the kernel level (possibly to avoid infringing Apple's patents on touch-screen technology at the time).[76] Apple HTTP Live Streaming is supported by RealPlayer for Mobile.1+. touchscreens.

a jogging application.[91] [92] Applications Applications are usually developed in the Java language using the Android Software Development Kit.[98] which allows users to search. Google launched "Voice Actions for Android". but other development tools are available. users can install apps from third party app stores such as the Amazon Appstore.3. As of December 2010 there were about 200. a visual environment for novice programmers. tablet computers. Android Market Android Market is the online software store developed by Google for Android devices. netbooks. Sky Map for watching stars. iOS and Android 2.000 games.[89] In early 2010 Google collaborated with HTC to launch its flagship[90] Android device. This was followed later in 2010 with the Samsung-made Nexus S. released on 22 October 2008. including a Native Development Kit for applications or extensions in C or C++. Google Shopper. and developers may restrict their applications to particular carriers or countries for business reasons. Gesture Search for using finger-written letters and numbers to search the contents of the phone.[96] The Market filters the list of applications presented by the Market app to those that are compatible with the user's device. and other devices.[93] In April 2011 Google said there had been more than 3 billion Android apps installed[94] and at end of June 2011 there are 6 billion apps installs from the Android market. Google Goggles that searches by image. The operating system itself is installed on 130 million total devices.[86] [87] The main hardware platform for Android is the ARM architecture. Google TV. The first commercially available phone to run Android was the HTC Dream. the Nexus One.3 'Gingerbread' may be set up to dual boot on a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch with the help of OpeniBoot and iDroid. In August 2010.[95] Only devices that comply with Google's compatibility requirements are allowed to preinstall Google's closed-source Android Market app and access the Market. An application program ("app") called "Market" is preinstalled on most Android devices and allows users to browse and download apps published by third-party developers. write messages. including Google Voice for the Google Voice service. Places Directory for their Local Search.[99] or directly onto the device if they have the application's APK file. Maps Editor for their MyMaps service. [97] Google has participated in the Android Market by offering several applications themselves. applications and widgets available on the Android Market. and initiate calls by voice. Finance for their finance service. Alternatively.Android (operating system) 7 Uses The Android operating system is used on smartphones. and Google App Inventor. Listen for podcasts and My Tracks. There is support for x86 from the Android-x86 project. Google Translate. hosted on Android Market. .[88] and Google TV uses a special x86 version of Android.

[112] Usage share Distribution 3.S.[106] Furthermore.3% 1. according to security firm Kaspersky Lab.000 activations per day back in December 2010. once installed sends out SMS text messages without the user's knowledge or consent. Apple's iOS was up by 11%. This estimate includes the Tapas and OMS variants of Android.8% share of worldwide smartphone shipments.S.[100] Android Green is the color of the Android Robot that represents the Android operating system. Android achieved 25% smartphone sales in the US market.4 percent per week.Android (operating system) 8 Marketing The Android logo was designed along with the Droid font family made by Ascender Corporation.S.000 Android devices are now activated by Google each day with growth 4.000 per day two months earlier in May 2011. becoming the top-selling smartphone platform. It is only used in the text logo.[102] Market share Research company Canalys estimated in Q2 2009 that Android had a 2.4% 31. According to a report by the NPD group.[101] The custom typeface of Android is called Norad. 2011 550. and more than 100 million devices have been activated.[20] Android hit 300. multi-carrier OS.[108] [109] As of June 2011 Google said that 550.x Honeycomb API level 11-13 1.FakePlayer.4 percent.S.[104] By the end of Q3 2010 Android's U. the trojan.AndroidOS.1 Eclair 1. up 8% from the December quarter.x Gingerbread 9-10 2. For now.3.8% 1. In the second quarter.[22] In February 2010 ComScore said the Android platform had 9. analysts pointed to advantages that Android has as a multi-channel.3% 51.000 new Android devices were being activated every day[110] —up from 400. but the outbreak is currently regional.a infected a number of mobile devices.2% in November 2009.[111] On the 1st of August 2011 Canalys estimates Android has about 48% of the smartphone market share. market share had grown to 21. smartphone market. as measured by current mobile subscribers. sales surpassed that of the rival iPhone platform. as specified by the Android Brand Guidelines. In July 14.[105] In May 2010. only Russian Android users can actually lose money after installing the .5 Cupcake 8 7 4 3 Criticism Malware and security In August 2010.[103] By Q4 2010 this had grown to 33% of the market. which allowed it to duplicate the quick success of Microsoft's Windows Mobile. Android's first quarter U. and 46% of the total installed user base of iOS in Europe. and still has to compete with heavy consumer demand for new competitor offerings. an exact number of devices infected is not available at present. an SMS Trojan called Trojan-SMS. According to Denis Maslennikov.0% 2.2% 13.[107] In Q4 2010 Android had 59% of the total installed user base of Apple's iOS in the U. indicating that Android is taking market share mainly from RIM. Disguised as a harmless media player application.6 Donut 1.0% of the U. This figure was up from an earlier estimate of 5. The print color is PMS 376C and the RGB color value in hexadecimal is #A4C639.x. Senior Malware Researcher at Kaspersky Lab.2 Froyo 2.

[123] One design issue is that average users have no feasible ability to monitor how downloaded applications access and use private and sensitive data (e.Android (operating system) Trojan.[125] Users can also be notified of an application's behavior via a license agreement that is usually (not always. the security firm Lookout estimated that between half a million to one million Android users have been affected by malicious software in the first half of 2011. Even during installation. The report stated that Android has become the new "malware hotspot" largely due to the operating system's rise in popularity.000 devices. reflashing the ROM. Lookout also reported that there was an increase of applications infected with malware. McAfee. The exploit also allowed the apps to download additional code that could be run on the device. but anyone can be infected. Google remotely wiped the apps from infected users and rolled out an update that would negate the exploits that allowed the apps to view information.[120] Qihoo 360. The Android Security Team responded and developed a fix on February 5.2. In August 2011. noted in a report that Android is the second largest mobile OS (behind Symbian) to be infected with malware within China.[121] In August 2011. the popular anti-virus maker reported that Android was the most targeted mobile platform for malware during the second quarter of the year. These databases form electronic maps to locate smartphones. as well as personal information. leaving users vulnerable. To identify how such information may be exfiltrated there is a need for third party monitoring software. a Chinese internet security firm. up from 12 Android-specific threats in 2010. such as TaintDroid[124] (an academic research-funded project).2.[118] Within days. Google pulled 58 malicious apps from the Android Market.[113] Android users were advised not to use the Android web browser until Google issues a security patch. . due to lack of enforcement). In March 2011.g.[115] The malware (called DroidDream) exploited a bug which was present in versions of Android older than 2. They also announced that they would be resolving the issue to ensure that events like this did not occur again. from 80 to 400 in the first six months of 2011.[114] These apps were malicious applications in the Android Market which contained trojans hidden in pirated versions of legitimate apps. permission checks do not often indicate to the user how critical services and data will be used or misused. and voids the warranty. Installing such low-level monitoring tools requires programming skills.[117] Google said the exploit allowed the apps to gather device specific information. but not before the 58 apps were downloaded to around 260.[119] Security firms such as AVG Technologies and Symantec have released "antivirus" software for Android devices. and that there were 968 pieces of new malware and trojans targeting Android during the first half of 2011. 2011 and patched Open Source Android two days later. displayed on first use of the application but it is generally accepted that majority of the users do not read or understand the legal fine print in license agreements and often just skip and accept them.[122] 9 Privacy Android smartphones have the ability to report the location of Wi-Fi access points it encounters as phone users move around to build vast databases containing physical locations of hundreds of millions of such access points.[116] Android device manufacturers and carriers work in tandem to distribute Android based updates and had not uniformly issued patches to their customers for the DroidDream exploit. location and hardware ID numbers). allowing them to run apps like Foursquare and companies like Google to deliver location-based ads.

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