So what is Android?
It is an operating system by Google that keeps the modern day mobile devices including tablets and smartphones up and running. Ever since its inception by the collaborated efforts of the members of Open Handset Alliance consortium in November 2007 (including Google), Android has always captured the limelight with its relishing versions. It has now become an inevitable catalyst for most of the hardware brands of the contemporary times with as many as 300,000 apps at the disposal of its worldwide aficionados. All these applications can be downloaded via Android Market or from some other online apps store.
Just to reflect the creative minds of Android developers, each of its versions have been named after a dessert, alphabetically. Not surprisingly, the list is pretty delicious with Android 1.5 Cupcake being the trendsetter after it was released in April 2009. This was later followed by 1.6 Donut, 2.0/2.1 Éclair, 2.2.x Froyo, 2.3.x Gingerbread and 3.x Honeycomb. 4.0 Android Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest Android version to succeed this yummy version list. Indeed too tasty!
What does it contain?
Operating on a Linux based kernel, Android is home to extended libraries, middleware and a flurry of applications, all coded in C language. It is laced with engaging features that are just ripe for ardent users to romance with their conventional mobile devices. Some of those appealing features include adaptability with VGA/2D/3D Graphics, SQLite database for storage, Android Push message service, apt support for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, CDMA, WiMAX, tethering, screen capture and so on, the list is endless.
The market is all flooded with Android phones. Should you want one for yourselves, you can easily buy it at affordable price. With the proliferating competition among the manufacturers of Android phone, the costs have been heavily slashed that leaves the customers with a win-win situation. Google Nexus, HTC Evo 3D, Samsung Galaxy, LG Optimus, Sony Ericsson Xperia, HTC Desire and more are all up for grab. So what are you waiting for, just be at a nearby Android store and pick your choice.