Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later purchased in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.
Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform. With Android you can use all the Google apps you know and love, plus there are more than 700,000 apps and games available on Google Play to keep you entertained, alongside millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies. Android devices are already smart, and will only get smarter, with new features you won’t find on any other platform, letting you focus on what’s important and putting you in control of your mobile experience.
When you sign in to your phone or tablet with Google, you can access all of your Google stuff including contacts, photos and Gmail quickly and easily. You can also enjoy all of your favorite entertainment across your Android devices and even your computer — no wires, no syncing.
Android apps have been coming in thick and fast since the platform was first set up. The best part about the apps was that most of them are useful and exciting apps. The downloadable gear came in all forms and types for the devices and was enough to keep you engrossed for hours.
Millions of people already use Android because it makes your mobile device so much more powerful and useful. On Android, the home screen, web browser, email and everything in between are designed to make your life easier. And because Android is open, you can create a unique mobile experience that’s just right for you.