Android is the name of an operating system that is used on mobile devices, usually with a touch screen. Thus, it is possible to find tablets (tablets), mobile phones (cellular) and watches equipped with Android, although the software is also used in cars, televisions and other machines.
Created by Android Inc., a company acquired by Google in 2005, Android is based on Linux, a free program that, in turn, is based on Unix. The initial objective of Android, in this way, was to promote open standards in phones and mobile computers.
Given the large number of devices equipped with Android, it is already possible to find more than a million applications that use this operating system for its operation. Android also stands out for its security, since experts have detected few vulnerabilities in its structure.
In addition to everything indicated so far, it is worth knowing other interesting data about the Android operating system, among which we can highlight the following:
-Google Play is its catalog to be able to access all kinds of applications, both free as payment.
-It has the corresponding support for streaming.
-It can support what are video calls through Hangouts.
-It gives the possibility that the terminal can be used as an access point, either wireless or wired.
Android can adapt to multiple screen resolutions and supports WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, GSM / EDGE, HSPA + and UMTS connections, among others. It also allows the sending of MMS and SMS messages, it has a web browser, enables streaming development and is capable of working with MP3, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, WAV, MIDI, MPEG-4 and other multimedia formats.
As for the different versions of Android, it is worth mentioning that they are named with dessert names, whose initials are arranged alphabetically. Thus, the first version of Android was called Apple Pie, the second Banana Bread and so on. This allows you to recognize the versions and determine which are the most recent according to their initial letter.
In addition to the aforementioned versions, the following that continued were these: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair (Pepito), Froyo (frozen Yogurt), Gingerbread (Gingerbread), Honeycomb (Honeycomb), Ice cream sandwich (Ice cream sandwich), Jelly bean (Gominola), Kit Kat, Lollipop (Lollipop), Marshmallow (Cloud), Nougat (Nougat)…
In the same way, we cannot ignore the fact that there is a really important and novel Android application. This is Android Pay, which comes to be the payment system that gives the possibility to any user with an Android 4.4 or higher smartphone to be able to make payments in establishments using the phone.
Regarding the logo, it should be noted that it is green, that it was designed with the well-known Droid font and that the typography is called Norad.
Currently we can say that it has become the most powerful, growing and demanded operating system for mobile devices along with iOS, which is the one owned by devices that belong to the Apple company.