Now-a-days all of us use smart phones of different operating systems such as Windows, Android, IOS, etc. Many of us use the Android phones as it is easy to use, flexible, easily understood, etc. Have you ever thought of what the origin of Android is and how it works? Not only enjoying the features of it but we also need to know about it. Today let us get to know more about Android.
For mobile devices such as tablet computers, smart phones, an Operating system is used which is an open-source and based on Linux is called the Android. Open-source means that it is available on the market, and anyone can use it. Open Handset Alliance; have developed the Android, which is led by Google, and some other companies.
Google an American company named its operating system of the mobile devices as the Android. Some manufacturers automatically install the Android into some of the smart phones; they don’t need to be initialized on their own. They offer some services of the Google such as Gmail, YouTube, Search, hangout, etc.
All of these services allow you to access mails, i.e., receiving, writing mails on your phone, to watch videos online for free, to browse for any information on the Internet, and search for the Maps, to have a chat or call with the other hangout users. It facilitates everything as a computer would do. There more services, these are some of them.
What can an Android phone do?
One of the useful and important features of it is that it automatically syncs all the contacts saved on your phone. When buy an Android phone, to set it up you need to create a Google account (new one or the existing one) in it. So, whenever you save a number on your phone it is automatically saved on your Google’s account. There is no chance of losing these numbers. It provides a great backup.
The use of this feature is that, if you lose your phone or lost your contacts by formatting the sim or etc. all of the contacts are kept safe. They are not lost. When you buy a new phone that might be of any operating system such as iPhone or windows, etc. and sign in with the old Google account where you have all of your contacts, then all the lost numbers are automatically saved in to your new phone without the need of any backup or anything else. Look it is that simple.
Not only phone contacts, it will also sync and keep safe the information, calendar entries, photos, website, Android apps, etc. All this process is done in the background if your phone has Wi-Fi connection or mobile data.
Android phones have many versions and each of the versions have different names given. Speciality is that all the names of the versions follow an alphabetic order. Android 1.0 as Alpha, 1.1 as Beta, 1.5 as Cupcake, 1.6 as Donut, 2.1 as Éclair, 2.2 as Froyo, 2.3 as Gingerbread, 3.0 as Honeycomb, 4.0 as Ice cream sandwich, 4.1 as Jelly bean, 4.4 as Kitkat, 5.1 as Lollypop, 6.0 as Marshmallow
Some versions of the Android support some apps, and some doesn’t support older versions. You can update your Android version on your phone if allowed. You can install different apps from the Internet using Google Play store which is the Android market.