Android devices are sold to customers across the world every year; this is done to manage and maintain a remarkable consistency of experience. A lot has changed since Android was initially conceived over a decade ago. Here are a few things you may not know about the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
1. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANDROID
ANDROID was not created by Google, it was bought in the year 2005 by Google and was created as an operating system for digital cameras and other use. Android is based on operating system Linux and controls 100% of all smartphones across the world.
2. TYPES OF ANDROID VERSION
ANDROID was unveiled in 2007; its first version was Android 1.0 and 1.1, other versions got the name after sweets, candy, and dessert. In alphabetical order, they are Cupcake, donut, éclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream, jelly bean, kit kat, lollipop, marshmallow, and nougat. All with its various android version.
3. ANDROID APP STORE
This is known as where all applications to enable the smartphone work are downloaded from. This app store is called “Google Play.” Google play has over 70 billion app install. It allows every individual using an Android smartphone to browse and download any application of their choice.
4. GOOGLE MAPS CALCULATES TRAFFICS USING ANDROID
Since the creation of Android, it has been so helpful across the whole world, and one of its use/function is google maps. Having Google Map on your smartphone enables you to navigate around your city/ location with the help of other Android users. It helps to know each route you are plying, traffics in your area and how congested.
5. ANDROID BEING USED FOR WATCHES AND GOOGLE GLASS
Android is being used for smartwatches and googles glass. GOOGLE GLASS is a smart glass with an optical head displayed in the shape of eyeglasses, it displays information like a smartphone while SMARTWATCH is like every other wristwatch, but with a special display like a smartphone, it can be used to make calls, listen to music and also browse the internet.
6. ANDROID OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS (AOSP)
Open source community for ANDROID code is called Android Open Source Projects, its often new feature and update are created this way and can make improvements of devices by ANDROID.
7. ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM
This is a mobile operating system developed by Google; it has been used to power over a million devices across the world. As at today Android nougat(8.0) is the recent Android version with 29 percent.
8. GOOGLE MAKES MONEY FROM ANDROID
Since Google bought Android, Google has been making a lot of money from it, through advertisement by Google showed on smartphones and also from its mobile app stores GOOGLE PLAY.