Wednesday, 3 July 2013



Android is the world's  most popular mobile platform. With Android you can use all the Google apps you know and love, plus there are more than 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play to keep you entertained, alongside millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies.

Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. 

 Android devices are already smart, and will only get smarter, with new  features you won't find on any other platform, letting you focus on what's   important and putting you in control of your mobile experience.

The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008 .


 first Android-powered phone
Android 1.1-1.6
CPU 528 MHz Qualcomm
Memory 256 Mb ROM, 192 Mb RAM
Battery 3.7 v

A  report in July 2013 stated that Android's share of the  global smartphone market, led by Samsung products, was 64% in March 2013. As of May 2013, a total of 900 million Android devices have been activated and 48 billion apps have been installed.

The World’s Most Popular Platform

 Millions of People already use Android because it makes your mobile device most powerful and useful. On Android the home screen , web browser , email, and everything in between are designed to make our life easier because Android is open, you can create a unique mobile experience that’s just right for you.  


Put the important stuff right within reach and      interact with your favorite apps directly from your home screen with widgets — see the latest sport scores, view your favorite photos, check the weather or peek at your inbox all without having to open different apps or leave the home screen.

Multi- Tasking

With Android, you can quickly and seamlessly switch between apps
 and pick up whatever you were doing.Juggling multiple tasks at once on a mobile device has never been easier.

Voice typing and actions

voice typing technique
Control your Android device with your voice. Simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text — more than 30 languages supported. Text appears in real time, so there’s no waiting.

Beyond Smart

  Your Android device is already smart, and it’s only going to get smarter. Android was the first to bring you features on certain devices like Face Unlock — which uses facial recognition to let you unlock your device with a smile, Android Beam — which lets you share contacts, directions and more by touching two devices together, and Google Now — which brings you just the right information, before you even ask.

Jelly Bean

Welcome to Android 4.2, the latest version of Jelly Bean!

Android 4.2 has performance optimizations, a refreshed system UI,

 and great new features for users and developers

Faster, Smoother, More Responsive

Android 4.2 builds on the performance improvements already 

included in Jelly Bean —vsync timingtriple bufferingreduced

 touch latency, and CPU input boost — and adds new 

optimizations that make Android even faster.

Refined, refreshed UI

Android 4.2 refines the Jelly Bean user experience and brings 

familiar Android UI patterns such as status bar, system bar, and 

notifications window to all tablets.

One tablet, many users

Now several users can share a single Android tablet, with each 

user having convenient access to a dedicated user space. Users 

can switch to their spaces with a single touch from the lock screen.

On a multi user device, Android gives each user a separate 

environment, including user-specific emulated SD card storage. 

Users also have their own homescreens, widgets, accounts, settings, 

files, and apps, and the system keeps these separate. All users share 

core system services, but the system ensures that each user's 

applications and data remain isolated. In effect, each of the multiple 

users has his or her own Android device.
Users can install and uninstall apps at any time in their own environments.

Share what’s on your phone on the big screen.

Android 4.2 allows devices to enable wireless display. You can share movies, YouTube videos, and anything that’s on your screen on an HDTV. Just connect a wireless display adapter to any HDMI-enabled TV to mirror what’s on your screen quickly and easily.

Fast and smooth.

We put Android under a microscope, making everything feel fast, fluid, and smooth. With buttery graphics and silky transitions, moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book.
fast,fluid and smooth interface

More reactive and uniform touch responses mean you can almost feel the pixels beneath as your finger moves across the screen. Jelly Bean makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device's CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don't need it to improve battery life.

Amazing Photo Sphere camera

Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever seen. With Android 4.2, snap pictures in every direction that come together into incredible, immersive photo spheres that put you right inside the scene. View your photo spheres right on your phone, share them on Google+ with your friends and family, or even add them to Google Maps for the world to see.

A smarter keyboard 

Writing messages on the go is easier than ever with Gesture Typing – just glide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift after each word. You don’t have to worry about spaces because they’re added automatically for you.
The keyboard can anticipate and predict the next word, so you can finish entire sentences just by selecting suggested words. Power through your messages like never before.
Android's dictionaries are now more accurate and relevant. With improved speech-to-text capabilities, voice typing on Android is even better. It works even when you don't have a data connection, so you can type with your voice everywhere you go.



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