Android Is An Open Platform For Mobile Development

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Android is an Open Platform for Mobile Development made up of a hardware orientation design that describes the competencies required for mobile device. Android is designed to support several variety of platforms including touch-screen phones and devices with no screen at all. Android does not require licensing fees so the cost to manufacturers for providing compatible variations is significantly low. The first Android mobile handset was released in the US in October 2008 and in the UK in November 2008, the T-Mobile G1 had a mobile framework based modern devices. The Android system is used by 30 Open Handset Alliance members which including Samsung, LG and others. (fragmentation)

Characteristics of android:

A Linux operating system kernel that provides the low-level interface with the hardware.
Open source libraries for application development including SQLite, WebKit, OpenGL, and a media manager. A run time used to execute and host Android applications, including the Dalvik virtual machine and the core libraries that provide Android specific functionality.
An application framework that agnostically exposes system services to the application layer, including the window manager, content providers, location manager, telephony, and peer-to-peer services
A user interface framework used to host and launch applications.
Preinstalled applications shipped as part of the stack A software development kit used to create applications, including the tools, plug-ins, and…
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