Thursday, 16 April 2015

What is android? Such a big Question!! By EME Technologies

What is Android?
          A software platform and operating system for mobile devices
          Based on the Linux kernel
          Developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance (OHA)
          Allows writing managed code in the Java language
         Android platform was announced on 5 November 2007 with the founding of OHA.

What is the Open Handset Alliance (OHA)?
          Devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.
        Develop technologies that will significantly lower the cost of developing and distributing mobile devices and services 

Android Operating System:
          Android uses Linux for its device drivers, memory management, process management, and networking.
The next level up contains the Android native libraries. They are all written in C/C++ internally, but you’ll be calling them through Java interfaces. In this layer you can find the Surface Manager, 2D and 3D graphics, Media codecs, the SQL database (SQLite), and a native web browser engine (WebKit).