Introducing Android: Do you know what is an android? If not, then this article is just for you. So, Just go through the article, finally, you will be able to know what is android, what is the origination of it. So, without investing even a single minute lets start talking about it. Hope this article will help you to know about android & its origination.
What is an android?
Nowadays the popularity of Android is getting up like at the summit of Himalaya. We, everybody, use android, but don’t know what is this & from where it came. Basically, it is nothing but it just an operating system for mobile. As we all know. Yes exactly what it means actually. Silicon Valley company is the developer of it. Firstly it had a different name. That is Android INC.
Google acquired Android Inc in July 2005 for at least $50. In 2007 google collaborated with this company through an open handset alliance. It is not only an operating system but also middleware & key applications. This operating system was designed for touchscreen mobiles for the first time. Google furtherly developed it for TV, cars, wrist watch etc. It was released as an open source code after the Linux kernel. For the first time,e there was no kind of java development machine in this operating system. Only java was responsible for that.
Therefore google launched Dalvik for this operating system. Because of google needed to run the android instead of java program. what is Dalvik? Dalvik is a virtual machine for this platform. It plays on this operating system by replacing Java.
Dalvik runs recompiled java code & reads it as Dalvik bytecode & was designed to optimize battery power & maintain functionally in an environment with lots of functions. Such as with limited memory, Cpu power.
History of Android
October 2003 in California android was founded. Exactly in Palo Alto, android Inc was founded. Founders are Andy Rubin, Chris White, Nick Sears & Rich Miner. Andy Rubin described android Inc as the ” tremendous potential in developing smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner’s location & preferences ”
There is a little heart touching story. Android was fetching eviction, that Andy Rubin had the difficulty to attract investor early on. Steve Perlman, a close friend of Andy Rubin brought an envelope for Rubin with cash of $10000 & shortly thereafter wired an undisclosed amount as seed funding. Perlman refused a stake in the company. He also stated that ” I did it because I believed in the thing, & I wanted to help Andy Rubin.
Versions of Android
- September 2008 V1.0
- April 2009 V1.5 (Cupcake )
- September 2009 V1.6 ( Donut )
- October 2009 V2.0 ( Eclair )
- May 2010 V2.2 ( Froyo )
- February 2011 V2.3 (Gingerbread )
- October 2011 V4.0 ( Ice Cream Sandwich )
- July 2012 V4.1 – 4.3 ( Jelly Bean )
- October 2013 V4.4 ( KitKat )
- November 2014 V5.0 – 5.1 ( Lolipop )
- October 2015 V 6.0 ( Marshmallow )
- August 2016 V 7.0 – 7.1 ( Nogut )
- August 2017 V 8.0 – 8.1 ( Oreo )
- 2018 V9 (Android P )
Is Android secure?
Lots of people think that Android is less secure then apple or iPhone. But I will tell you this is not absolutely correct. Basically, it depends on you. How will you take This OS? I will not tell about others security but it is not less secure than others. I can tell you that. Once you purchase an Android device, you get lots of features with restricted access. so there is nothing to worry about.
But if you Root your android device, you will get unlimited access to it. If you want to know more about how to root your device, then click here to go. If you want security for your device, I will recommend you not to do that.
Without rooting your device, there is another option that makes your device less secure. That is third-party app installation. This OS is highly sensitive for downloading third-party apps. You can install third party apps with your own risk. If you use the familiar app then there is nothing to worry about.
Introducing Android: hope you have gone through the article & finally you have come to know all about it. If you have any queries regarding this operating system, don’t hesitate to ask your question through the comment box below. I will be there to answer your question as soon as possible.