Learn the fundamentals of Android Os in this easy to follow guide If you have not been living under a rock for the last few years chances are that you already know what Android Os for phones is. What you may not know is a little more about how it works and what the key elements of Android phones are. If you are thinking about buying a phone with Android for the first time this guide will be very useful to you.
First a little history
- Android inc was founded in the USA in 2003.
- Google bought Android inc in 2005.
- Android was and is based on Linux.
What separates Android phones from other phones. The Android Os has a lot of great features, to many to mention in fact. I will however try to tell you a little bit about the most important ones.
- They can be upgraded. Every once and again a new and better version of the Android Os is released. This means that your phone can get important new features without the need for you to fork out a lot of cash for a new phone. Sadly this does not mean that you will get all the new updates. It is up to the phone manufacturers to release new updates to their phones. Learn how to upgrade your Android phone here.
- Google play. The most important thing that separates a modern Android phone from phones of the past is that you can download apps and games from the Google play store. Literally hundreds of thousands of these expansions can be downloaded to make your phone into so much more than just a thing to place calls with. These programs you download to your phone are called apps. You might have heard that name before.
- Gmail. One thing you are going to need when you get an Android phone is a Gmail address. Its not that you have to Its just that you are going to need one to get the most out of your phone. Amongst other things you will not be able to get apps without a valid Gmail address.
- Ice Cream Sandwich
- Jelly Bean
How Android presents it contents to the user.