Minggu, 10 Juli 2011

what is Android

Right now the Android mobile air opersai system became popular in the world and become a serious rival of the mobile phone vendors (companies) that already exists such as Nokia, Blackberry and iPhone.
Sure you do not know clearly what it is Android so consider this article to know more about what operating system or a cell phone android android.
There are several things that make it difficult Android (yet) accepted by the Indonesian market, among others:
Most mobile phones using the Android touchscreen input that is less popular in Indonesia, Android requires a very fast internet connection to maximize the usefulness of the Internet service provider even though Indonesia is less reliable, and the latter assumption that Android is difficult to be operated (used) in comparison with Nokia or any kind hanpdhone Blackberry.
What is Android

Android is the operating system used in smartphones and tablet PCs. Its function is the same as in the Nokia Symbian operating system, IOS at Apple and BlackBerry OS.
Android is not tied to one brand of mobile phones alone, several well known vendors who have been using Android including Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Nexus, Motorola, and others.

Android was first developed by a company called Android Inc.., And in 2005 the acquisition by Internet giant Google. Android is made on the basis of a modified Linux kernel, and for each release its code-named by the name of food dish.

The main advantage Android is free and open source, making Android smartphones sold cheaper than the Blackberry or the iPhone even though the features (hardware) has to offer Android better.

Some key features of Android among others, WiFi hotspots, Multi-touch, multitasking, GPS, accelerometers, java support, supports multiple networks (GSM / EDGE, iDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, and WiMAX) mobile phones and also basic skills in general.
Android version currently available

Eclair (2.0 / 2.1)
Early version of Android that came into use by many smartphones, the main features of Eclair is a total change of structure and appearance of user interface and an Android version of the first support HTML5 format.

HTC EVO running Eclair 2.1

Froyo (2.2)
Android 2.2 was released with 20 new features, including the increase in speed, features Wi-Fi hotspots tethering and support for Adobe Flash.

Gingerbread (2.3)
The main changes in version 2.3 include the UI updates, improved features soft keyboard & copy / paste, power management, and support Near Field Communication.

Ice Cream Sandwich (2.4 or 4.0)
Promulgated on May 10, 2011 in the event Google I / O Developer Conference (San Francisco), Google claims "Android Ice Cream Sandwich" will be used in both the smartphone or tablet.

Honeycomb (3.0)
Android is a version aimed at the gadget / device with a large screen like a Tablet PC; Honeycomb new feature is support for multicore processors and graphics hardware acceleration.
The first tablet is a tablet that uses the Motorola Xoom Honeycomb, released in February 2011.

The main screen Honeycom at Xoom

Google decided to shut down temporarily to access the source code Honeycomb, this is done to prevent cell phone companies to install the Honeycomb on the smartphone.
Because in previous versions of Android that many companies use Android in a tablet PC that cause bad user experience and an impressive image of Android is not good.
Distribution Level Platform APIs
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) 11 0.3%
Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) 10 1.0%
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 9 0.7%
Android 2.2 (Froyo) 8 61.3%
Android 2.1 (Eclair) 7 29.0%
Android 1.6 (Donut) 4 4.8%
Android 1.5 (Cupcake) 3 3.0%

Data distribution version of Android that circulate in the world until March 15, 2011
Android Applications

Android has a large developer base for application development, which makes the functions of Android becomes more widespread and diverse. Android Market is where Android apps be downloaded either free or paid that is managed by Google.

Android Apps on smartphones

Although not recommended, performance and features of Android can be further improved by performing Root Android. Features such as Wireless Tethering, Wired Tethering, uninstall the crapware, overclocked processor, and install custom flash ROM can be used on Android already diroot.


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