What is Android?
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.
- Application framework enabling reuse and replacement of components
- Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices
- Integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine
- Optimized graphics powered by a custom 2D graphics library; 3D graphics based on the OpenGL ES 1.0 specification (hardware acceleration optional)
- SQLite for structured data storage
- Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)
- GSM Telephony (hardware dependent)
- Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and WiFi (hardware dependent)
- Camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer (hardware dependent)
- Rich development environment including a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and performance profiling, and a plugin for the Eclipse IDE
Android, the world's most popular mobile platform
Android powers millions of phones, tablets, and other devices and brings the power of Google and the web into your hands.
With an amazingly fast browser, cloud sync, multi-tasking, easy connect & share, and the latest Google apps (and thousands of other apps available on Google Play) your Android powered device is beyond smart.
· Quick and easy browsing
The Android browser puts the web at your fingertips. View multiple open pages at once, use incognito mode to browse privately and sync your Google Chrome bookmarks so all your favorite sites are with you on-the-go. And save any web page to read when you’re offline—handy for mobile boarding passes, train schedules, and your favorite news articles. Fast, powerful and easy, just like on your computer.
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