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Android
Android logo.svg
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Android running in the Android SDK Emulator
Company / developer Open Handset Alliance
Programmed in C[1]
Working state Current
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 21 October 2008; 16 month(s) ago (2008-10-21)
Latest stable release Android 2.1 (Eclair) / 5 January 2010; 2 month(s) ago (2010-01-05)[2]
Supported platforms ARM, MIPS, Power Architecture, x86
Kernel type Monolithic (modified Linux kernel)
License Apache 2.0 and GPLv2[3]
Official Website android.com
.Android is a mobile operating system that uses a modified version of the Linux kernel.^ I wonder if it is possible to use the google android operating system > > on the appleiPhone?
  • Android on iPhone 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC androidoniphone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s running Google’s Android operating system.
  • Google Android // Current 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

^ Android operating system called Skymap.
  • android phone | Tags | ComputerWeekly.com 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.computerweekly.com [Source type: General]

[4][5][6] .It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by the Open Handset Alliance.^ It was initially developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance.
  • android phone - ReadWriteWeb swicki - powered by eurekster 10 September 2009 21:24 UTC swicki.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Google Android: the open-platform iPhone?
  • Google Android review - PC Advisor 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance.

[7] .It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.^ It allows developers to write managed code in a Java-like language that utilizes Google-developed Java libraries, but does not support programs developed in native code.

^ When a developer writes an Android application, that developer codes in Java.
  • Android SDK - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC review.techworld.com [Source type: General]
  • What's Inside Google Android? - PC World 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

^ While a developer could write a harmful application and distribute it via the Android Market, Google has put up some roadblocks that would make it hard for malware to cause much harm, Miller said.
  • Google Android Antivirus Available, and Unnecessary? - CSO Online - Security and Risk 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.csoonline.com [Source type: News]

[8]
.The unveiling of the Android distribution on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 47 hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.^ November 6, 2007 Tech giant unveils Android, its new software for mobile devices.
  • Google Android news on CNET 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Android™ is an open-source platform for mobile devices from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA).
  • Android and Google Chrome OS 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.arm.com [Source type: General]

^ T-Mobile unveils first Android mobile .

[9][10] .Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license.^ Google Android: the open-platform iPhone?
  • Google Android review - PC Advisor 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ "The way most open source hardware...
  • android phone | Tags | ComputerWeekly.com 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.computerweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ Android is open source.
  • Google’s Android Hits Snags With Mobile Carriers 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

[11]
.On Feb 16, 2010 Google announced that 60,000 android cell phones are shipping per day.^ Android Google phone accessories .
  • html email? - Android Community Forums 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC androidcommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • First look: Google's Android OS - Android Community Forums 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC androidcommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Will Android support "Google apps for your domain"? - Android Community Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC androidcommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Google Android predictions for 2010 .
  • 10 Google Android predictions for 2010 | Royal Pingdom 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Labels: android , google , google phone , phone .
  • The Radioactive Yak: Google Android SDK Released 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC blog.radioactiveyak.com [Source type: General]

[12]

Contents

History

Android at Googleplex.
.In July 2005, Google acquired Android, Inc., a small startup company based in Palo Alto, California, USA.^ TAGS: Google Android , alliance , Google Inc.

^ Speculation began when Google bought a small mobile startup company called Android in 2005.
  • thumbjockey.com: Google Android Update 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.thumbjockey.com [Source type: News]

^ Apple iPhone , Android , Google Inc.
  • android and google android Resources | ZDNet 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

[13] .Android's co-founders who went to work at Google included Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger[14]), Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.^ Besides Google, who else is backing Android?
  • CBC News - Technology & Science - Android: Why Google's cellphone software is making waves 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: News]

^ Android was the name of a mobile-phone software company acquired by Google in 2005 and led by Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Danger.
  • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Google's Andy Rubin, head of Android development .
  • Google Android posts - Wireless - CNET News 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[15]), .Nick Sears (once VP at T-Mobile[16]), and Chris White (headed design and interface development at WebTV[17]).^ VoIP applications developer, D2 Technologies says that it is offering private demonstrations of a complete reference design for the creation of WiMAX mobile phones.
  • News stories about android and Google android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.cellular-news.com [Source type: News]

^ Frank Ableson is an entrepreneur, writer and mobile software developer who probably should have been a hardware designer, but soldering got in the way.
  • Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform? | Linux Magazine 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.linux-mag.com [Source type: General]

^ Equal for all applications: There is no differentiation between applications, it’s enables developer with easy access to all services and interfaces on mobile devices.
  • Google Android Development | Outsource Android Development | Google Android Application Development 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.indianic.com [Source type: Reference]

.At the time, little was known about the functions of Android, Inc.^ A successor release to Android 1.5 (also known as the Cupcake), the Google Android 1.6 update has been released and it certainly promises to bring more functionality and explorable dimensions than ever to Android based mobile devices.
  • Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC tnerd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Very little is still known at the moment about the Google Chrome OS but interesting points not covered in this post are that there will be a level of integration with Android and I would be very surprised if Android apps will not be compatible with the operating system.
  • Google Chrome OS – Coming to Your Netbook | Android Phone Fans 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC phandroid.com [Source type: General]

^ Then, tap the cute little Android alien that pops up on screen to begin a walk-through of the phone's various functions.
  • Hands-on Review: HTC Dream Android Phone 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.marketnews.ca [Source type: General]

other than that they made software for mobile phones.[13] .This began rumors that Google was planning to enter the mobile phone market.^ I am very glad that Google is getting involved in the mobile phone market.
  • Cheat Sheet: Google Android | CEO Essentials | silicon.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.silicon.com [Source type: General]

^ Google plans to launch its own phone .
  • Google Android Could Shake Carrier Business, Thanks To Apple | BNET Technology Blog | BNET 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC industry.bnet.com [Source type: General]

^ T-Mobile announces second Google phone .
  • Google Android: News & Videos about Google Android - CNN.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Google Android: News & Videos about Google Android - CNN.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[citation needed]
.At Google, the team led by Rubin developed a mobile device platform powered by the Linux kernel which they marketed to handset makers and carriers on the premise of providing a flexible, upgradeable system.^ But they can’t give away their mobile devices!
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Google led the formation of the Open Handset Alliance to collaborate on developing a Linux-based royalty-free development platform (operating system and middleware) for mobile handsets.
  • Android - P2P Foundation 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC p2pfoundation.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices.
  • Google Releases Android Mobile Platform As Open Source Project 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.cyberciti.biz [Source type: General]

.November 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] It was reported that Google had already lined up a series of hardware component and software partners and signaled to carriers that it was open to various degrees of cooperation on their part.^ OpenMoko has both the hardware and the software already.
  • Talking about Google Android at a Peets 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

^ November 5, 2007 In search of the Google phone .
  • Google sends Android to conquer mobile world - CNET News 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Software, Interrupted November 3, 2007 Google to unveil 'Android' phone software .
  • Google sends Android to conquer mobile world - CNET News 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[18][19][20] .More speculation that Google would be entering the mobile-phone market came in December 2006.[21] Reports from the BBC and The Wall Street Journal noted that Google wanted its search and applications on mobile phones and it was working hard to deliver that.^ I am very glad that Google is getting involved in the mobile phone market.
  • Cheat Sheet: Google Android | CEO Essentials | silicon.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.silicon.com [Source type: General]

^ Google's market is search, NOT mobile OS software.
  • Google's voice search: Why on iPhone, not Android? | Technology | Los Angeles Times 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ More stories Mobile Phones .
  • Google Android delayed 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.i4u.com [Source type: General]

.Print and online media outlets soon reported rumors that Google was developing a Google-branded handset.^ Android is not, for example, the gPhone, the long-rumored Google-branded handset.
  • Google Mobilizes with Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.xchangemag.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally developed by Google, but officially a product of an industry consortium known as the Open Handset Alliance, Android is based on a Linux kernel and encourages open-source development.
  • Google Picks Big Android Fight With T-Mobile G1 Phone: Live Analysis (With Hands-on Review & Video!) - Popular Mechanics 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]

^ The report says Google is expected to unveil details later this year, and handsets with the software could appear in 2008.
  • Why Google's GPhone won't kill Apple's iPhone - Network World 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.networkworld.com [Source type: General]

[22] .More speculation followed reporting that as Google was defining technical specifications, it was showing prototypes to cell phone manufacturers and network operators.^ Photo: Google Android phone prototype .
  • android phone | Tags | ComputerWeekly.com 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.computerweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ Google's Android software that will run on Verizon's cell phone network.
  • Verizon, Google in Android partnership - Computers- msnbc.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

^ I think the main goal here is to kill Microsoft and allow Google to gain more control over how people access the internet through their cell phones.
  • Google's Android not an iPhone | Apple - CNET News 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.In September 2007, InformationWeek covered an Evalueserve study reporting that Google had filed several patent applications in the area of mobile telephony.^ According to Google, the Android platform is a Linux-based integrated mobile “software stack” that comprises an operating system, middleware, user interface and applications.
  • Google Plants Seeds for 'Open' Mobile Internet Devices - 2007-11-05 10:02:00 | Multichannel News 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.multichannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Version 3.0 of the Melodeo application for phones running the Google mobile operating system lets users access their iTunes library via an iPhone-like interface.
  • Google Android: Nexus One, G1, Cliq, and Droid smartphone reviews, photos and video - CNET.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Google Android: Nexus One, G1, Cliq, and Droid smartphone reviews, photos and video - CNET.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC infinity-cnet.com.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Google Android: Nexus One, G1, Cliq, and Droid smartphone reviews, photos and video - CNET.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC fineliving.com.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Google Android: Nexus One, G1, Cliq, and Droid smartphone reviews, photos and video - CNET.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC computershopper.com.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Google and AT&T partner Apple have been at odds over the Google Voice application for several months because of Apple's apparent rejection of the Google Voice app from its iPhone App Store.
  • Verizon opens door to Android, Google Voice - FierceWireless 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.fiercewireless.com [Source type: News]

[23][24]. .Ultimately Google unveiled its smartphone Nexus One that uses the Android open source mobile operating system.^ I wonder if it is possible to use the google android operating system > > on the appleiPhone?
  • Android on iPhone 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC androidoniphone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s running Google’s Android operating system.
  • Google Android // Current 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

^ Google Android: the open-platform iPhone?
  • Google Android review - PC Advisor 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

The device is manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation, and became available on January 5, 2010.

Open Handset Alliance

."Today's announcement is more ambitious than any single 'Google Phone' that the press has been speculating about over the past few weeks.^ To read more about the alleged Google phone, click here.
  • Google Programs Android as Next Mobile Operating System - Mobile and Wireless from eWeek 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.eweek.com [Source type: General]

^ But the past few months have been kind to Google.

^ Does Google know more about you than you know yourself?
  • Microsoft Watch - Desktop & Mobile - Android: What You Are to Google? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.Our vision is that the powerful platform we're unveiling will power thousands of different phone models."^ Our vision is that the powerful platform we're unveiling will power thousands of different phone models."
  • Open Handset Alliance 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.openhandsetalliance.com [Source type: News]
  • Google offers up 'Android' as its new open mobile platform - ARN 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.arnnet.com.au [Source type: News]
  • Android is Google's new open platform for mobile devices - infoSync World 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.infosyncworld.com [Source type: News]
  • Google Press 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC news.google.com [Source type: News]

^ "Our vision is that the powerful platform we're unveiling will power thousands of different phone models."
  • Update: Google details highly anticipated 'Android' mobile platform | Mobilize - InfoWorld 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.infoworld.com [Source type: General]
  • AppleInsider | Google unveils plans for Android mobile software platform 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.appleinsider.com [Source type: General]
  • Update: Google details highly anticipated 'Android' mobile platform | Mobilize - InfoWorld 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.infoworld.com [Source type: General]

^ If you’re a mobile user, you’ll have to wait a little longer, but some of our partners are targeting the second half of 2008 to ship phones based on the Android platform.
  • Official Google Blog: Where's my Gphone? 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC googleblog.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

-Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman/CEO[7]
.On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of several companies which include Texas Instruments, Broadcom Corporation, Google, HTC, Intel, LG, Marvell Technology Group, Motorola, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile was unveiled with the goal to develop open standards for mobile devices.^ November 6, 2007 Tech giant unveils Android, its new software for mobile devices.
  • Google Android news on CNET 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Marvell Technology group Ltd.
  • Google Mobilizes with Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.xchangemag.com [Source type: General]

^ Thirty-four companies have formed the Open Handset Alliance, which aims to develop technologies that will significantly lower the cost of developing and distributing mobile devices and services.
  • Open Handset Alliance 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.openhandsetalliance.com [Source type: News]
  • Android is Google's new open platform for mobile devices - infoSync World 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.infosyncworld.com [Source type: News]
  • Google Press 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC news.google.com [Source type: News]

[7] Along with the formation of the Open Handset Alliance, the OHA also unveiled their first product, Android, a mobile device platform built on the Linux kernel version 2.6.[7]
.On 9 December 2008, it was announced that 14 new members would be joining the Android project, including ARM Holdings, Atheros Communications, Asustek Computer Inc, Garmin Ltd, Softbank, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba Corp, and Vodafone Group Plc.^ Sony Ericsson Sony Ericsson Android phone forum.
  • Android Forum - Google Android Phone Community 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 24, 2008 9:14 AM .
  • Google Watch - Hello, Android - Google, T-Mobile and the Android G2 Conspiracy 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlewatch.eweek.com [Source type: General]

^ The top 50 projects were announced on May 14, 2008.
  • Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

[25][26]

Licensing

.With the exception of brief update periods, Android has been available as open source since 21 October 2008. Google opened the entire source code (including network and telephony stacks[27]) under an Apache License.^ Android is open source.
  • Google’s Android Hits Snags With Mobile Carriers 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ The source code is available at no extra charge, therefore Android is open-source .
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Google will release the Android platform available under the Apache free-software and open-source license.
  • Java programming android group - Network capabilities group - Google Android « 7touch Group Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC blog.7touchgroup.com [Source type: General]

[28]
.With the Apache License, vendors can add proprietary extensions without submitting those back to the open source community.^ If history is any indicator, mobile software companies have found it difficult to match the speed at which the open source community develops and updates its software.
  • Google Delivers Android Mobile OS to Developers - Webmonkey 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.webmonkey.com [Source type: General]

^ The software is being developed with Google’s Open Handset Alliance partners, and once those partners get a chance to fully develop their components, the Android code will be released under an Apache open-source license.
  • Android s Debut Steals the Show at Google IO - Webmonkey 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.webmonkey.com [Source type: General]

^ Embedded Android code goes open source Android ready for smartphone wave Community picks best of the best Android software Which U.S. carrier will get the HTC Hero first?
  • Google Android prototypes debut at MWC | News Blog - CNET News 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

Update history

A cupcake was placed beside Android at Googleplex to commemorate the 1.5 release of Android.
.Android has seen a number of updates since its original release.^ According to an email we just received, Xtreamer will soon be releasing an Android and iPhone remote app in conjunction with its upcoming 2.0 firmware update (currently in Beta).
  • Google Android | eHomeUpgrade 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ehomeupgrade.com [Source type: General]

^ Google developed the initial release of Android behind closed doors but since then it has made SDKs , APIs and most recently an NDK available to developers.
  • Cheat Sheet: Google Android | CEO Essentials | silicon.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.silicon.com [Source type: General]

^ Samsung have today released a new firmware update for their Galaxy GT-I7500 Android phone.
  • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

.These updates to the base Operating System typically fix bugs and add new features.^ Related Operating Systems news .
  • Google updates Android mobile OS - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ The new feature ranks these suggestions ...
  • Google Android Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

^ Saturday February 23, 2008 4:38PM by Andy Oram in News Google’s new operating system, Android, is not just a comprehensive runtime for mobile applications.
  • Android Code Day: gateway to a new kind of application - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.oreillynet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

1.5 (Cupcake)
Base on Linux Kernel 2.6.27
On 30 April 2009, the official 1.5 (Cupcake) update for Android was released..[29][30] There are several new features and UI updates included in the 1.5 update:
  • Ability to record and watch videos with the camcorder mode
  • Uploading videos to YouTube and pictures to Picasa directly from the phone
  • A new soft keyboard with an "Autocomplete" feature
  • Bluetooth A2DP support (which in turn broke Bluetooth connectivity with many popular cars and headsets.^ How many cars are out there versus mobile phones?
    • Talking about Google Android at a Peets 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ YouTube video below demonstrating the new features) .
    • Google Updates Gmail for iPhone and Android OS - PC World 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Phone dont even have a video recorder!
    • T-Mobile G1 (Google Android Phone) - Full Review - Reviews by PC Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    This has still yet to be fixed as of December 2009)[31]
  • Ability to automatically connect to a Bluetooth headset within a certain distance
  • New widgets and folders that can populate the desktop
  • Animations between screens
  • Expanded ability of Copy and paste to include web pages[32]
1.6 (Donut)
Base on Linux Kernel 2.6.27
On 15 September 2009, the 1.6 (Donut) SDK was released..[33][34] Included in the update are:
  • An improved Android Market experience.
  • An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface.
  • Gallery now enables users to select multiple photos for deletion.
  • Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts.
  • Updated search experience to allow searching bookmarks, history, contacts, and the web from the home screen.
  • Updated Technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPN, Gestures, and a Text-to-speech engine.
  • Support for WVGA resolutions.
  • Speed improvements for searching, the camera.^ "The performance is not as great as search by text or voice."
    • Technology News: Search Tech: Google Sharpens Search With Real-Time Results, Android Photo Finder 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.technewsworld.com [Source type: News]

    ^ When a user selects an application from the home screen or application launcher, an activity is started.
    • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pandora on Android is fully integrated with Pandora on the web.
    • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

    [35]
2.0/2.1 (Eclair)
Base on Linux Kernel 2.6.29[36]
On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released.[37] Among the changes are:[38]
  • Optimized hardware speed
  • Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
  • Revamped UI
  • New browser UI and HTML5 support
  • New contact lists
  • Better white/black ratio for backgrounds
  • Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Built in flash support for Camera
  • Digital Zoom
  • MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events[39]
  • Improved virtual keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Live Wallpapers
On 3 December 2009 the 2.0.1 SDK was released.[40]
.On 12 January 2010 the 2.1 SDK was released.^ By Noel on January 12, 2010 .
  • The Android Phone: T-Mobile G1 and the Google Platform 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC imshoppingfor.com [Source type: General]

^ January 12, 2010 8:29 AM PST .
  • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ January 12, 2010 4:34 PM PST .
  • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[41] Some sources called this 'Flan' but it is actually still considered part of 'Eclair'.
.A subsequent version (post 2.1), based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32[42], is to be named FroYo.^ Instead, the Nuvifone is based on a modified version of Linux.
  • Garmin releases Nuvifone screenshots; won't run Android OS | Crave - CNET 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Garmin releases Nuvifone screenshots; won't run Android OS | Miss Direction - CNET Reviews 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The only thing linuxy about it is that it runs the linux kernel, it doesnt use the Xserver ruling out the possibility of running traditional Linux based applications.
  • Canonical's Ubuntu to Support Google Android? | WorksWithU 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.workswithu.com [Source type: General]

^ But the software, which is based on a version of Linux, is also open enough to allow application developers to design new applications and services for the device.
  • Google Android prototypes debut at MWC | News Blog - CNET News 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[43]
.After FroYo, the next update, based on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 or 34[42], will be called Gingerbread.^ Originally developed by Google, but officially a product of an industry consortium known as the Open Handset Alliance, Android is based on a Linux kernel and encourages open-source development.
  • Google Picks Big Android Fight With T-Mobile G1 Phone: Live Analysis (With Hands-on Review & Video!) - Popular Mechanics 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, many network-based or network-capable appliances run a flavor of the Linux kernel.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Summary: Android is a complete operating environment based upon the Linux® V2.6 kernel.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44]

Features

The Android Emulator default home screen.
Current features and specifications:[45][46][47]
Handset layouts The platform is adaptable to larger, .VGA, 2D graphics library, 3D graphics library based on OpenGL ES 1.0 specifications, and traditional smartphone layouts.^ Android 2D/3D Graphics - OpenGL Tutorials .
  • Android Weather Forecast - Google Weather API - Description :: anddev.org - Android Development Community | Android Tutorials 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.anddev.org [Source type: General]

^ From what we can tell, the OS is as comfortable on larger, VGA devices as it is on more traditional smartphone layouts.
  • Google's Android OS early look SDK now available 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Android addresses the graphics challenge with built-in support for 2-D and 3-D graphics, including the OpenGL library.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Storage The Database Software SQLite is used for data storage purposes
Connectivity Android supports connectivity technologies including .GSM/EDGE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.^ The company states that the phone will have EDGE, Wi-Fi, QVGA display, FM radio, etc.
  • TOOGAB - Daily Google Android News, Reviews and More 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.toogab.com [Source type: General]

^ The Agora features 3G connectivity, a 2.5mm touchscreen, physical QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Wi-Fi, 2MP Camera, bluetooth and more.
  • TOOGAB - Daily Google Android News, Reviews and More 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.toogab.com [Source type: General]

^ CDMA EDGE EV-DO GSM HSDPA HSUPA iDEN LTE UMTS WiMAX .
  • SciPhone shocker! N12 handset features 'genuine' Android OS 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.engadgetmobile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Messaging .SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging including threaded text messaging.^ Search functionality for all saved SMS and MMS messages.
  • Google drops Android 2.0 SDK – Android and Me 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC androidandme.com [Source type: General]

^ This application allows you to save pictures, audio and video from your MMS text messages directly to your memory card.
  • 70 Free Cool Google Android Apps | TechnoBuzz.net 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.technobuzz.net [Source type: General]

Web browser The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source WebKit application framework. The browser scores a 93/100 on the Acid3 Test.
Java support Software written in .Java can be compiled to be executed in the Dalvik virtual machine, which is a specialized VM implementation designed for mobile device use, although not technically a standard Java Virtual Machine.^ Android applications are written in the Java language, but compiled and executed in the Dalvik VM (a non-Java virtual machine).
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Developers can create applications for the platform using the Android SDK. Applications are written using the Java programming language and run on Dalvik, a custom virtual machine designed for embedded use which runs on top of a Linux kernel.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanks for calling out the Java subset and the details of the Dalvik VM; despite skimming the documentation once already, I'd missed some of those details on the first pass.
  • InfoQ: Google's Android SDK Bypasses Java ME in Favor of Java Lite and Apache Harmony 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.infoq.com [Source type: General]

Media support Android supports the following audio/video/still media formats: .H.263, H.264 (in 3GP or MP4 container), MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB (in 3GP container), AAC, HE-AAC (in MP4 or 3GP container), MP3, MIDI, OGG Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP.^ MB/256MB ROM/RAM microSD / microSDHC expansion slot Camera: 5.0 megapixel with autofocus and video recorder Connectivity: USB2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi Supported audio formats: AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM / WAV, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV GPS Source: .
  • Android Member - Google Android News, Facts, Rumors, and More! 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC androidmember.com [Source type: General]

^ For video, you’ve got MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media Video 9.
  • REVIEW: HTC Hero Hands-On 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC htcpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Audio formats supported by the HTC Hero include MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI, and Windows Media Audio 9.
  • REVIEW: HTC Hero Hands-On 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC htcpedia.com [Source type: General]

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Additional hardware support Android can use video/still cameras, touchscreens, .GPS, accelerometers, magnetometers, accelerated 2D bit blits (with hardware orientation, scaling, pixel format conversion) and accelerated 3D graphics.^ Revamped graphics architecture for improved performance that enables better hardware acceleration.
  • Google drops Android 2.0 SDK – Android and Me 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC androidandme.com [Source type: General]

^ As we have a compass, GPS, USB, 3D hardware graphics acceleration, Touching, keyboard and much more.
  • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

^ Support for location-based services (such as GPS) and accelerometers is also available in the Android software stack, though not all Android devices are equipped with the required hardware.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Development environment Includes a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and .performance profiling, a plugin for the Eclipse IDE.^ If you don't use Eclipse (such as if you prefer another IDE, or simply use text editors and command line tools) then the Eclipse plugin can't help you.
  • Hello, World | Android Developers 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

Market Like many phone-based application stores, the .Android Market is a catalog of applications that can be downloaded and installed to target hardware over-the-air, without the use of a PC. Originally only freeware applications were supported.^ Android Market Reviews Reviews section for the Android applications available to download from the Android Market.
  • Android Forum - Google Android Phone Community 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The official Facebook Android application is now available to download from the Android Market.
  • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

^ Android Market Download a multitude of Android OS applications at the Android Market: Click here .
  • HTC G1 Android TouchFLO Phone | TimTechs 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.timtechs.com [Source type: General]

.Paid-for applications have been available on the Android Market in the United States since 19 February 2009.[48] The Android Market has been expanding rapidly.^ Android Apps 19 Dec, 2009 .
  • 45+ Cool Google Android Apps – The Perfect iPhone Replacement - Speckyboy Design Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC speckyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Android Market Reviews Reviews section for the Android applications available to download from the Android Market.
  • Android Forum - Google Android Phone Community 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The official Facebook Android application is now available to download from the Android Market.
  • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

.By March, 2010, it had over 30,000 Android applications for download.^ Since then, about 1,000 applications have been developed for the OS, which powers Palm's Pre and Pixi handsets.The number of applications available for WebOS is much smaller than for the iPhone or Google 's Android OS. 08 January 2010 Tags: Handsets • Opened • Developer • Games • Downloads • Plugin .
  • Google android articles - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC search.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s improved the iPhone’s hardware with a new version and over 10,000 applications developed exclusively for Android, making the entire software package very competitive.
  • Google's Android Mobile Competition 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.investmentu.com [Source type: General]

^ There are more than 100,000 applications available for the iPhone, while Android has more than 12,000.
  • Google's Android phone new assault on iPhone 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

[49]
Multi-touch Android has native support for multi-touch which is available in newer handsets such as the HTC Hero. .The feature was initially disabled at the kernel level (possibly to avoid infringing Apple's patents on touch-screen technology[50]).^ Apple tries for 'adding a contact to a home screen' patent, but Android beat them to the punch .
  • Nexus One Google Phone, Android and "Blade Runner" - Speakeasy - Mobile 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC techblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlike the iPhone, the G1 features a mini QWERTY keyboard, which is accessed by sliding the touch screen to the side.
  • Google and T-Mobile Launch G1 Smart Phone with Android Software: Scientific American 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.scientificamerican.com [Source type: General]

^ If Apple had shown the iPhone at the initial stages and demoed the accelerometer and multi-touch screen APIs, people would probably have fallen asleep in the audience.
  • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

.Google has since released an update for the Nexus One and plans to release an update for the Motorola Droid which enables multi-touch natively.^ Google is certainly proud of the Nexus One.
  • Google Android posts - Wireless - CNET News 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Google Nexus One review .
  • Google android articles - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC search.techworld.com [Source type: General]
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Google slow to release Nexus One SDK .
  • Google android articles - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC search.techworld.com [Source type: General]

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Hardware running Android

The first phone to run the Android operating system was the HTC Dream, released on 22 October 2008.[52]
.By the end of 2009 there will be at least 18 phone models using Android worldwide, according to Google.^ Android Google phone accessories .
  • Will Android support "Google apps for your domain"? - Android Community Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC androidcommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "If there were to be a Google phone, Android would be an excellent platform for it to use.
  • Google sends Android to conquer mobile world - CNET Asia 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC asia.cnet.com [Source type: News]

^ "Here is another example of the a use of a Google Android phone.
  • Cheap Google Android Phones For Sale 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC buycheapphones.net [Source type: General]

[53] .In addition to the mobile devices that ship with Android, some users have been able (with some amount of hacking, and with limited functionality) to install it on mobile devices shipped with other operating systems.^ Google’s Android operating system.
  • Google's Android phone new assault on iPhone 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

^ The G1 is carried by T-Mobile and uses the Android operating system by Google.
  • Google Phone Accessories | G1 Phone Accessories | G1 Android Accessories | T-Mobile G1 Accessories 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC thegphoneshop.com [Source type: General]

^ Reuters Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (third and fourth from left) join other executives in New York Tuesday to introduce the new T-Mobile G1, the first phone powered by Google's Android operating system.
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

[54]

Software development

Early Android device.
.The early feedback on developing applications for the Android platform was mixed.^ Android can be useful for other platforms and applications.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Europa version of Eclipse is the preferred development platform for Android applications.
  • What's Inside Google Android? - PC World 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Google's Android phone platform has aroused concern because its Dalvik Virtual machine uses non-Java bytecode, thereby jeopardising application...
  • android phone | Tags | ComputerWeekly.com 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.computerweekly.com [Source type: General]

[55] .Issues cited include bugs, lack of documentation, inadequate QA infrastructure, and no public issue-tracking system.^ This release provides an updated system image (Android 1.1), updated documentation, and the same set of development tools provided in the Android 1.0 r2 SDK. The updated system image includes bug fixes and some smaller features, as well as a few minor API changes from the 1.0 version.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ This SDK release provides the same developer tools as the Android 1.5 SDK, Release 1, but provides an updated Android 1.5 system image that includes a security patch for the issue described in the oCert advisory below: .
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

.(Google announced an issue tracker on 18 January 2008.)[56] In December 2007, MergeLab mobile startup founder Adam MacBeth stated, "Functionality is not there, is poorly documented or just doesn't work...^ T-Mobile announces second Google phone .
  • Google Android: News & Videos about Google Android - CNN.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Scott Rockfeld, group product manager for Microsoft's mobile-communications group, says that since Google announced Android, there have been more than 30 new phones shipped with Windows Mobile operating systems.
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report stating that AT&T will be offering Dell's soon-to-be announced Google Android phone .
  • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.It's clearly not ready for prime time."
[57] Despite this, Android-targeted applications began to appear the week after the platform was announced.^ Android can be useful for other platforms and applications.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gmail is built on ' embedded WebViews ', the real-time push features and synchronization use the multi-tasking capabilities of the platform, and the integration between applications relies on the ' Android Application Framework '.

^ SMS program calendar maps browser contacts The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware and key applications.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

.The first publicly available application was the Snake game.^ This SDK release is the first to include the Android 1.0 platform and application API. Applications developed on this SDK will be compatible with mobile devices running the Android 1.0 platform, when such devices are available.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ When you start the application for the first time, you are presented with a list of “Remembered” networks and “Available” networks.
  • 45+ Cool Google Android Apps – The Perfect iPhone Replacement - Speckyboy Design Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC speckyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[58][59] .The Android Dev Phone is a SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked device that is designed for advanced developers.^ This SDK provides the development tools and Android system image you need to create applications for Android-powered devices.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ Install the USB driver included in the Android SDK, as described in Setting up a Device for Development on the Android Developers site.
  • HTC - Support - Google IO Device 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.htc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Discussion for all things relating to Sony Ericsso's Android phone development, hardware, features, release dates and support.
  • Android Forum - Google Android Phone Community 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While developers can use regular consumer devices purchased at retail to test and use their applications, some developers may choose not to use a retail device, preferring an unlocked or no-contract device.^ This SDK provides the development tools and Android system image you need to create applications for Android-powered devices.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ Just tell me, who is giving developers (free) platform to make applications for phones (not some sexy reservoir iPhone land), I mean phones for normal people?
  • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

^ If you using Windows and want to develop or test your application on an Android-powered device (such as the T-Mobile G1), you need an appropriate USB driver.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

Software development kit

.The Android SDK includes a comprehensive set of development tools.^ Android Tools and SDK for developers and "hackers" .
  • html email? - Android Community Forums 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC androidcommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This section provides access to tools, SDKs, developer documentation, sample source code, and technical How-To's for building Android applications targeting Android powered devices available through Sprint.
  • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

^ This SDK provides the development tools and Android system image you need to create applications for Android-powered devices.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

[60] .These include a debugger, libraries, a handset emulator (based on QEMU), documentation, sample code, and tutorials.^ Unfortunately, the only way to deploy a library so that’s accessible to all installed applications is to include it with the core system image — that is, include it with the handset itself.
  • Google Releases Android SDK, $10M for Developers – GigaOM 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: General]

.Currently supported development platforms include x86-architecture computers running Linux (any modern desktop Linux distribution), Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, Windows XP or Vista.^ Android development can take place on Microsoft® Windows®, Mac OS X, or Linux.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's a straightforward operation that you can run in a Windows, OS X, or Linux environment.
  • HTC - Support - Google IO Device 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.htc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The Android SDK needs an x86-based computer running Windows XP or Vista; Mac OS 10.4.8 or later; or Linux Ubuntu Dapper Drake or later (other modern distributions of Linux will also likely work but are not directly supported).
  • Google Releases Android SDK, $10M for Developers – GigaOM 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: General]

.Requirements also include Java Development Kit, Apache Ant, and Python 2.2 or later.^ As a free software developer and programmer for non-free mobile apps on Symbian/Windows Mobile, I wouldn't bother writing FLOSS for Android/ChromeOS. There are a variety of factors, some include: Java (give me C or Python or death).
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

.The officially supported integrated development environment (IDE) is Eclipse (3.2 or later) using the Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin, though developers may use any text editor to edit Java and XML files then use command line tools to create, build and debug Android applications as well as control attached Android devices (e.g., triggering a reboot, installing software package(s) remotely).^ A Java ME application that uses an optional API not supported by BlackBerry devices won’t run on a BlackBerry.
  • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But, we require ADT (ie) Android Development Tools plugin for Eclipse, if you are using Eclipse.You can get this plugin from http://code.google.com/android/adt_download .
  • Google Android Tutorial | Javalobby 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC java.dzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The language used for developing Android programs is Java, but it is not Java Micro Edition.
  • Google Android Tutorial | Javalobby 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC java.dzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[61]
.A preview release of the Android software development kit (SDK) was released on 12 November 2007. On 15 July 2008, the Android Developer Challenge Team accidentally sent an email to all entrants in the Android Developer Challenge announcing that a new release of the SDK was available in a "private" download area.^ November 15, 2008 at 01:28 AM .
  • Google's voice search: Why on iPhone, not Android? | Technology | Los Angeles Times 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Android Developer Challenge entry discussion and upcoming applications and software.
  • Android Forum - Google Android Phone Community 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This SDK release includes many new features for developers.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

.The email was intended for winners of the first round of the Android Developer Challenge.^ MyRapidMD has successfully completed a build of its Emergency Service Profile application or ESP, for Google's Android Developer Challenge http://code.google.com/android/adc.html.
  • google android Resources | BNET 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: General]

^ "Looking forward to a marketplace with multiple Android devices from several device makers running on multiple carriers, developers are concerned with the challenge of their apps performing consistently.
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ A new website has been launched to facilitate coordination between developers who intend to use the "Android SDK" from google.
  • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.The revelation that Google was supplying new SDK releases to some developers and not others (and keeping this arrangement private) has led to widely reported frustration within the Android developer community.^ This SDK release includes many new features for developers.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ Developers unhappy with Google Android Market .
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Android 1.5 SDK now available - Android Developers .
  • Android 1.5 SDK now available - Android Developers | Google Groups 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62]
.On 18 August 2008 the Android 0.9 SDK beta was released.^ According to an email we just received, Xtreamer will soon be releasing an Android and iPhone remote app in conjunction with its upcoming 2.0 firmware update (currently in Beta).
  • Google Android | eHomeUpgrade 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ehomeupgrade.com [Source type: General]

^ As the G1 release date neared, the Android team released SDK V1.0 and applications began surfacing for the new platform.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first Android-based phone , the G1, was released earlier this month by T-Mobile and the Android software has been available to beta testers.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

.This release provides an updated and extended API, improved development tools and an updated design for the home screen.^ This SDK provides the development tools and Android system image you need to create applications for Android-powered devices.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ I for one don’t plan to provide any free updates until they release the data into the public domain.
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A quick-search bar has been added providing the ability to search both web content and the handset simultaneously, from the home screen (similar to Universal Search on Palm's webOS).
  • Google updates Android mobile OS - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

.Detailed instructions[63] for upgrading are available to those already working with an earlier release.^ The first Android-based phone , the G1, was released earlier this month by T-Mobile and the Android software has been available to beta testers.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ If you've been developing an application using a previous SDK version and you want the application to run on Android-powered mobile devices, you must port the application to the Android 1.0 SDK. Please see Upgrading the SDK for detailed instructions on how to make the transition to this release.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ But Palm is developing a new, Linux-based (and probably 12-month delayed) OS and Access is working on the Access Linux Platform (ALP - and has already a working Alpha-Release).
  • Google Phone OS - Meet Android - Treonauts 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC blog.treonauts.com [Source type: General]

.On 23 September 2008 the Android 1.0 SDK (Release 1) was released.^ Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:16 AM .

^ Google releases new Android SDK .
  • Google releases new Android SDK -- Engadget 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SUBMIT - Reply %ChildReplyHTML% distributed Posted Feb 13th 2008 4:22PM Neutral Or maybe apple will release a bootcamp equivalent for iphone to boot android.
  • Google releases new Android SDK -- Engadget 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[64] .According to the release notes, it included "mainly bug fixes, although some smaller features were added". It also included several API changes from the 0.9 version.^ This release includes mainly bug fixes, although some smaller features were added.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ For details about the Android 1.1 system image included in the SDK — including bug fixes, features, and API changes — please read the Android 1.1 Version Notes .
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ The Android 1.0 also includes several API changes from the 0.9 version.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

.On 9 March 2009, Google released version 1.1 for the Android dev phone.^ Google to unveil 'Android' phone software .
  • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report stating that AT&T will be offering Dell's soon-to-be announced Google Android phone .
  • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Android was the name of a mobile-phone software company acquired by Google in 2005 and led by Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Danger.
  • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.While there are a few aesthetic updates, a few crucial updates include support for "search by voice, priced applications, alarm clock fixes, sending gmail freeze fix, fixes mail notifications and refreshing intervals, and now the maps show business reviews". Another important update is that Dev phones can now access paid applications and developers can now see them on the Android Market.^ Google updates Maps through the Android Market .
  • Google updates Maps through the Android Market -- Engadget 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Developers unhappy with Google Android Market .
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Android 1.5 SDK now available - Android Developers .
  • Android 1.5 SDK now available - Android Developers | Google Groups 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[65]
.In the middle of May 2009, Google released version 1.5 (Cupcake) of the Android OS and SDK. This update included many new features including video recording, support for the stereo bluetooth profile, a customizable onscreen keyboard system and voice recognition.^ This SDK release includes many new features for developers.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ So with that, we're excited to release the Google Voice app for Android and Blackberry.
  • Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Voice for Android and BlackBerry 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC googlemobile.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Our best guess is an Android OS with Google Voice at its heart.
  • Crazy Competition Rumor: Secret Google Phone Running Secret Android is Real | The iPhone Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.theiphoneblog.com [Source type: General]

.This release also opened up the AppWidget framework to third party developers allowing anyone to create their own home screen widgets.^ As for the applications, anyone can develop their own.
  • Crazy Competition Rumor: Secret Google Phone Running Secret Android is Real | The iPhone Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.theiphoneblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Share photos from your phone and can even look up up to 125 friends’ phone numbers from the home screen.
  • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

^ Mocana's Device Security Framework™ for Android™ is the latest release of our comprehensive developers security solution (aka "NanoPhone") for Google's revolutionary open mobile platform.
  • Mocana NanoPhone | Secure Android Mobile Platform 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.mocana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[66]
.In September 2009 the "Donut" version (1.6) was released which featured better search, battery usage indicator and VPN control applet.^ Android OS 1.6, codenamed "Donut", has been released to application developers with relatively little fanfare, at least in comparison to the previous 1.5 "Cupcake" version.
  • Google updates Android mobile OS - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ This new Android firmware update isn't the Donut update, but is a specific update for the Samsung handset that is believed to provide better device stability and improved battery performance.
  • Android News - Android Google Phone Forums 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: General]

^ Get over to XDA when you’re ready to get your Voice Search and MyFaves back, or if you decided to patiently wait for the US version to be released on its own.
  • Android OS 1.5 US Now Available for Download | Android Phone Fans 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC phandroid.com [Source type: General]

.New platform technologies included Text to Speech engine (not available on all phones), Gestures & Accessibility framework.^ After all, Google essentially declared in its blog post that employees are testing a product with "new mobile features and capabilities" that presumably can't be found on the current crop of phones.
  • Google Android posts - Wireless - CNET News 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Not all products work the same on all devices, and although we try and optimize for each device, we often run into challenges specific to certain mobile phone platforms.

^ There are almost all brand new phones and nobody had made any public statements about them.
  • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[67]
.Android Applications are packaged in .apk format and stored under /data/app folder on the Android OS. The user can run the command adb root to access this folder as only the root has permissions to access this folder.^ The command is android update adb .
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ Change the directory to /data/app, where user applications are stored.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Applications run at the top of the OS stack.
  • What's Inside Google Android? - PC World 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

Android Developer Challenge

.The Android Developer Challenge was a competition for the most innovative application for Android.^ Android Developer Challenge entry discussion and upcoming applications and software.
  • Android Forum - Google Android Phone Community 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.talkandroid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Android OS 1.6, codenamed "Donut", has been released to application developers with relatively little fanfare, at least in comparison to the previous 1.5 "Cupcake" version.
  • Google updates Android mobile OS - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ To spur innovation, Google sponsored two rounds of "Android Developer Challenges," where millions of dollars were given to top contest submissions.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Google offered prizes totaling 10 million US dollars, distributed between ADC I and ADC II. ADC I accepted submissions from 2 January to 14 April 2008. The 50 most promising entries, announced on 12 May 2008, each received a $25,000 award to fund further development.^ December 10, 2008 07:50 AM .
  • Google's Android Gains More Powerful Followers - BusinessWeek 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.businessweek.com [Source type: General]

^ January 12, 2008 12:26 PM .
  • Google For iPhone: Android’s Beta-Test? - SuperSite Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC community.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

^ December 10, 2008 10:12 AM .
  • Google's Android Gains More Powerful Followers - BusinessWeek 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.businessweek.com [Source type: General]

[68][69] It ended in early September with the announcement of ten teams that received $275,000 each, and ten teams that received $100,000 each.[70] ADC II was announced on 27 May 2009.[71] The first round of the ADC II closed on 6 October 2009.[72] The first-round winners of ADC II comprising the top 200 applications were announced on 5 November 2009. Voting for the second round also opened on the same day and ended on November 25. Google announced the top winners on November 30.[73][74]

Google applications

.Google has also participated in the Android Market by offering several applications for its services.^ Google Android offers the latter.
  • Google Android posts - Wireless - CNET News 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Developers unhappy with Google Android Market .
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Google plans change to Android Market .
  • Google updates Android mobile OS - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

.These applications include Google Voice for the Google Voice service, Sky Map for watching stars, Finance for their finance service, Maps Editor for their MyMaps service, Places Directory for their Local Search, Google Goggles that searches by image, Google Translate, Listen for podcasts and My Tracks, a jogging application.^ Google Sky Map: A star map for Android.
  • 70 Free Cool Google Android Apps | TechnoBuzz.net 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.technobuzz.net [Source type: General]

^ MapView is a class that lets you easily integrate Google Maps into your application.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ Google Voice is wonderful & my dreams have finally come true.
  • Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Voice for Android and BlackBerry 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC googlemobile.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

Third party applications

.With the growing number of Android handsets, there has also been a growing interest by third party developers to port their applications to the Android operating system.^ The highly anticipated Android system is a new wave in handset operating systems.
  • HTC G1 Android TouchFLO Phone | TimTechs 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.timtechs.com [Source type: General]

^ According to the 2010 Cyberthreat Forecast by Kaspersky Lab , "The increasing popularity of mobile phones running the Android OS combined with a lack of effective checks to ensure third-party software applications are secure, will lead to a number of high-profile malware outbreaks."

^ Reuters Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (third and fourth from left) join other executives in New York Tuesday to introduce the new T-Mobile G1, the first phone powered by Google's Android operating system.
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Famous applications that have been converted to the Android operating system include Shazam, Backgrounds, and WeatherBug.^ SMS program calendar maps browser contacts The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware and key applications.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ This SDK provides the development tools and Android system image you need to create applications for Android-powered devices.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ The Android platform is the first step in this direction -- a fully integrated mobile "software stack" that consists of an operating system, middleware, user-friendly interface and applications.

.The Android operating system has also been considered important enough by a lot of the most popular internet sites and services to create native android applications.^ Since the operating system is open source, the OHA is touting Android as the first truly open, full-featured mobile platform that lets anyone create a mobile device without restrictions.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Twidroid is the first full-featured twitter client application on the android platform with features like native photo posting, location support, auto-completion, a fully integrated notification system and the latest news from twitter buzz.
  • 70 Free Cool Google Android Apps | TechnoBuzz.net 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.technobuzz.net [Source type: General]

^ SMS program calendar maps browser contacts The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware and key applications.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

These include MySpace and Facebook.
.The release of Mozilla Firefox browser for Android is planned to late 2010. According to an interview with Mozilla's vice president of mobile, Jay Sullivan, conducted by TechRadar on February 17, 2010, part of the delay with the porting of Firefox over to Android has been because Firefox Mobile is built on C and C++ code, but that the new Native Development Kit makes it easier to port Firefox Mobile.^ Android would make development difficult."
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Mobile developers have a new playground to play in.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Acer plans six new Android mobile phones for 2010 .
  • Developers unhappy with Google Android Market - Techworld.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

[75]

Native code

.Libraries written in C and other languages can be compiled to ARM native code and installed using the Android Native Development Kit.^ Android can be useful for other platforms and applications.
  • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Developers can create applications for the platform using the Android SDK. Applications are written using the Java programming language and run on Dalvik, a custom virtual machine designed for embedded use which runs on top of a Linux kernel.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ WebKit’s HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE." And on Google’s Android website: .
  • Google For iPhone: Android’s Beta-Test? - SuperSite Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC community.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

.Native classes can be called from Java code running under the Dalvik VM using the System.loadLibrary call, which is part of the standard Android Java classes.^ Developers can create applications for the platform using the Android SDK. Applications are written using the Java programming language and run on Dalvik, a custom virtual machine designed for embedded use which runs on top of a Linux kernel.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ One difference is Google's development of its own core Java virtual machine (JVM) technology called Dalvik, the software that actually executes Java programs on an Android phone, which Google says means Java programs run fast even on the constrained hardware of mobile phones.
  • Google's Android parts ways with Java industry group | Underexposed - CNET News 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, one of the Java industry’s most important competitive weapon against Microsoft .NET is the use of a standardization process (i.e.
  • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76][77]
.Complete applications can be compiled and installed using traditional development tools.^ This SDK provides the development tools and Android system image you need to create applications for Android-powered devices.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ If you using Windows and want to develop or test your application on an Android-powered device (such as the T-Mobile G1), you need an appropriate USB driver.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ The only thing linuxy about it is that it runs the linux kernel, it doesnt use the Xserver ruling out the possibility of running traditional Linux based applications.
  • Canonical's Ubuntu to Support Google Android? | WorksWithU 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.workswithu.com [Source type: General]

[78] .The ADB debugger gives a root shell under the Android Emulator which allows native ARM code to be uploaded and executed.^ Android was intially developed by Google and is currently under their stewardship but nothing evil is happening from Googles involvement ,the license will allows great latitude.
  • Google's Android Gains More Powerful Followers - BusinessWeek 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.businessweek.com [Source type: General]

^ The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) brings scripting languages to Android by allowing you to edit and execute scripts and interactive interpreters directly on the Android device.

^ Support for SDK add-ons, which extend the Android SDK to give you access to one or more external Android libraries and/or a customized (but compliant) system image that can run in the emulator.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

.ARM code can be compiled using GCC on a standard PC.[78] Running native code is complicated by the fact that Android uses a non-standard C library (known as Bionic).^ WebKit’s HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE." And on Google’s Android website: .
  • Google For iPhone: Android’s Beta-Test? - SuperSite Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC community.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

^ Continue reading Hewlett-Packard may use Google's Android in future netbook PCs .

^ If your application uses the Sensor API and you are running it in the emulator on the Android 1.5 system image, you may experience problems.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

The underlying graphics device is available as a framebuffer at /dev/graphics/fb0.[79] .The graphics library that Android uses to arbitrate and control access to this device is called the Skia Graphics Library (SGL), and it has been released under an open source license.^ What makes people call android open source platform?
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ What is in android really open source?
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ By packaging and optimizing embedded speech technology components for open source distribution, we?ve given developers the opportunity to access speech solutions through open APIs using the Android platform and to easily upgrade to new, more advanced speech features as well.
  • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[80] .Skia has backends for both win32 and Cairo, allowing the development of cross-platform applications, and it is the graphics engine underlying the Google Chrome web browser.^ Andy Rubin, senior director of mobile platforms at Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), said the open source model allows greater access to ideas and innovations.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ SMS program calendar maps browser contacts The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware and key applications.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Google says more applications will become available over the coming months as developers submit their work.
  • Google Phone Accessories | G1 Phone Accessories | G1 Android Accessories | T-Mobile G1 Accessories 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC thegphoneshop.com [Source type: General]

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Community-based firmware

.There is a community of open-source enthusiasts that build and share Android-based firmware with a number of customizations and additional features, such as FLAC lossless audio support and the ability to store downloaded applications on the microSD card.^ And there are a number of open source apps out there for Android - they may not be advertised as such but they are.
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ "[Android’s] integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine."
  • Google For iPhone: Android’s Beta-Test? - SuperSite Blog 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC community.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

^ They will have the source, so they can build custom firmwares with whatever they want.
  • Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

[82] The community refers to this process as rooting the device. .Rooting lets users load modified firmwares allowing users of older phones to use applications available only on newer releases.^ Most mobile platforms have no concept of root or a user so that makes any native application a risk.
  • Google Android « www.jillesvangurp.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC blog.jillesvangurp.com [Source type: General]

^ A new tool called "android" lets you discover what targets and AVDs are available to use.
  • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ For me, the only reason I'd switch to an iPhone or to an Android phone would be if they took all the useful features I have on my tilt and did something better on top.
  • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

[83]
.Those firmware packages are updated frequently, incorporate elements of Android functionality that haven't yet been officially released within a carrier-sanctioned firmware, and tend to have fewer limitations.^ After you've installed the tools and downloaded a system/recovery image package and corresponding radio image package, follow the steps below to update the radio firmware on the device.
  • HTC - Support - Google IO Device 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC www.htc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ I haven't looked much at the technical details, but some of the examples would suggest that Android has this type of functionality...
  • Google's Android OS early look SDK now available 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although we haven't seen any official confirmation of this, there's a widely-circulated rumor that T-Mobile G1 phones are getting an Android OS update soon.

CyanogenMod is one such firmware.
.On 24 September 2009, Google issued a cease and desist letter[84] to the modder Cyanogen, citing issues with the re-distribution of Google's closed-source applications[85] within the custom firmware.^ Reply to this comment TD says: October 28, 2009 at 10:12 am Yes – there are some serious issues with Google Maps navigation feature.
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 15, 2009 - 42 Comments Application , Mobile , Popular Is the mobile operating system Android a threat to the iPhones high standing in the marketplace?
  • 45+ Cool Google Android Apps – The Perfect iPhone Replacement - Speckyboy Design Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC speckyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Order a reprint of this article now SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile .
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Even though Android OS is open source, phones come packaged with closed-source Google applications for functionality such as the application store and GPS navigation.^ The success of Google Android is a success story of an open source platform.
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Google and Android: The messy truth of open-source .

^ But Gold also warned that Android's open source foundation comes with risks.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

.Google has asserted that these applications can only be provided through approved distribution channels by licensed distributors.^ I want Google software on my phone so that not only can Google record what I do on the 'net with my phone, but also, through GPS, know where I am at all times.
  • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Google is providing the data and the free API to allow people like you to develop amazing applications.
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike OHA, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has tighter restrictions on what applications are approved for distribution.
  • Google Frees Android's Source Code - InternetNews.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

.Cyanogen has complied with Google's wishes and is continuing to distribute his mod without the proprietary software.^ It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications — all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation.
  • Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

.He has provided a method to back up licensed Google applications during the mod's install process and restore them when it is complete.^ People may search for things of personal interest, but the process is methodical on the front end and mathematical on the back end.
  • Microsoft Watch - Desktop & Mobile - Android: What You Are to Google? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ The Google phone antenna picks up the signal outside of your vehicle and redirects it to the interior of your vehicle via a small PC-board that mounts in back of the antenna on the inside of the vehicle… .
  • Google Phone Accessories | G1 Phone Accessories | G1 Android Accessories | T-Mobile G1 Accessories 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC thegphoneshop.com [Source type: General]

^ Google is providing the data and the free API to allow people like you to develop amazing applications.
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[86]

Marketing

Logos

Android robot logo.
Text logo.
.Android Green is the color of the Android Robot that represents the Android operating system.^ SMS program calendar maps browser contacts The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware and key applications.
  • Have you Tried the Google Open Source Android Emulator? ~ Chris Pirillo 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ The Android platform is the first step in this direction -- a fully integrated mobile "software stack" that consists of an operating system, middleware, user-friendly interface and applications.
  • Industry Leaders Announce Android Open Platform for Mobile Devices 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.paymentsnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Android may be irrelevant at the moment, but that too won’t last long when they are giving away their operating system for free.
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The print color is PMS 376C and the online hex color is #A4C639, as specified by the Android Brand Guidelines.^ Android 2.0.1 r1 - 11 Jan 2010 14:25 Site Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Brand Guidelines .
  • Hello, World | Android Developers 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

^ Android 1.5 r3 - 21 Jul 2009 11:19 Site Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Brand Guidelines .
  • Handler | Android Developers 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[88]

Market share

.The second Android phone was released on 22 October 2008.[citation needed] Research company Canalys estimates that by Q2, 2009, Android had a 2.8% share of the worldwide smartphone market.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 About BNET .
  • Google Android Could Shake Carrier Business, Thanks To Apple | BNET Technology Blog | BNET 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC industry.bnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Strategy Analytics, a research firm, estimates Android will get a 3.8% market share in the fourth quarter of this year, translating into roughly 400,000 shipments.
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Subscribe Archives Archives September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 November 2007 Sitemap .
  • Android OS 1.5 US Now Available for Download | Android Phone Fans 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC phandroid.com [Source type: General]

[89] .By the following quarter (Q3 2009), Android's market share had grown to 3.5%.^ And of course, mobile is strategic to Google's future, so they can be expected to compete vigorously for market and mind share (via Android) over the long haul.
  • Google Android: on Inevitability, the Dawn of Mobile, and the Missing Leg - O'Reilly Radar 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I can easily see Androids overtaking iphone's market share number in 12 to 18 months.
  • Google Android Is Killing Palm 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Strategy Analytics, a research firm, estimates Android will get a 3.8% market share in the fourth quarter of this year, translating into roughly 400,000 shipments.
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

[90]
.In October, 2009, Gartner Inc. predicted that by 2012, Android would become the world's second most popular smartphone platform, behind only the Symbian OS, which powers Nokia phones and is very popular outside the US. Meanwhile, BlackBerry would fall from 2nd to 5th place, iPhone would remain in 3rd place, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile would remain in 4th place.^ Android has freed me from the Windows Mobile demon!
  • Google Wave - Android Forums 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC androidforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Second threat to Microsoft Windows Mobile...
  • Microsoft Watch - Desktop & Mobile - Android: What You Are to Google? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ But some people like Android, some people like Symbian, and some people like iPhone OS as well.
  • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[91] .Taiwan's Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) predicted that in 2013, 31.8 million Android phones and 126 million Android-based portable products would ship.^ Android will be the first real product in that market.
  • Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ If you did decent product research before you bought the phone, you would know exactly what features it had, and what software.
  • Google Watch - Hello, Android - Google, T-Mobile and the Android G2 Conspiracy 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlewatch.eweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Sprint is one of your partners in the Android project - any idea when they'll get an Android based phone?

[92]
.Analytics firm Flurry estimates that 250,000 Motorola Droid phones were sold in the United States during the phone's first week in stores.^ A full 250,000 people snatched up Droids during the phone's first week in stores, some newly released data suggests.
  • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Strategy Analytics, a research firm, estimates Android will get a 3.8% market share in the fourth quarter of this year, translating into roughly 400,000 shipments.
  • Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile - WSJ.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ On the one hand, it looks likely that Droid will hit 1M units sold by year's end, which is great for a first-generation handset.
  • Google Android: on Inevitability, the Dawn of Mobile, and the Missing Leg - O'Reilly Radar 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[93]

Restrictions and issues

Kernel-related

.
  • Android uses a version of Linux as its kernel (albeit tweaked by Google to fit Android needs and separated from the main Linux kernel tree),[94] but it is not a conventional Linux distribution; it does not have a native X Window System, nor does it support the full set of standard GNU libraries like its system libraries (GNU C Library).^ Why hasn’t the Android work on Arm Linux entered the main kernel tree?
    • Canonical's Ubuntu to Support Google Android? | WorksWithU 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.workswithu.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Need to be able to use Google Apps account!!!!
    • Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Voice for Android and BlackBerry 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC googlemobile.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Android is built on the open Linux Kernel.
    • 45+ Cool Google Android Apps – The Perfect iPhone Replacement - Speckyboy Design Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC speckyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This makes it difficult to reuse existing Linux applications or libraries on Android.^ No changes to the source code of an existing application should be needed, provided that your application is not using Android internal structures or APIs.
    • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So if there exists a Linux OS based "phone", its possible to see a Google 'android' phone real soon.
    • Google to unveil 'Android' phone software | Apple - CNET News 24 September 2009 17:017 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It would be more work porting android to netbook (something originally made for mobile phone platform and which cant run existing applications in the Linux ecosystem) Than adopting Moblin as the default netbook standard .
    • Canonical's Ubuntu to Support Google Android? | WorksWithU 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.workswithu.com [Source type: General]

    [95]
  • .
  • Google no longer maintains the Android code they previously contributed to the Linux kernel, effectively branching kernel code in their own tree, separating their code from Linux.^ Android is built on the open Linux Kernel.
    • 45+ Cool Google Android Apps – The Perfect iPhone Replacement - Speckyboy Design Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC speckyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Let's not forget the primary partner-and-now-competitor Motorola: they have 'behind the scenes access' to Google's Android code, which they can develop into their own fork -- later, they might splice it back into the main branch.

    ^ Updated documentation for android.media.SoundPool WebView objects no longer automatically save thumbnails.
    • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

    .The code which is no longer maintained was deleted in January 2010 from the Linux codebase.^ Google removed the MemoryUp app from the market, researched it and found no evidence of malicious code or that it was even able to delete user information.

    [4][5][96]

Issues concerning application development

  • Android does not use established Java standards, i.e. Java SE and ME. .This prevents compatibility among Java applications written for those platforms and those for the Android platform.^ By setting android:minSdkVersion in this way, you ensure that users will only be able to install your application if their devices are running the Android 1.1 platform.
    • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you are using this SDK to build an application that is compatible only with Android-powered devices running the Android 1.1 platform, please note that you must set the the android:minSdkVersion attribute in the application's manifest to the API Level of Android 1.1 — "2".
    • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The constants declared in android.R.styleable were platform-specific and subject to arbitrary change across versions, so were not suitable for use by applications.
    • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

    .Android only reuses the Java language syntax, but does not provide the full-class libraries and APIs bundled with Java SE or ME.[97]
  • Developers have reported that it is difficult to maintain applications working on different versions of Android, because of various compatibility issues between versions 1.5 and 1.6,[98][99] specifically concerning the different resolution ratios of the various Android phones.^ The Java Programming Language is a programming language syntax.
    • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is Android detrimental to Java ME and SE, and does that make Android evil?
    • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report stating that AT&T will be offering Dell's soon-to-be announced Google Android phone .
    • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    [100] Such problems were specifically encountered during the ADC2 contest.[101]. .However, Games have been reported not to work on the Nexus One due to a non standard resolution.^ Game on, for real this time - Nexus One has OpenGL ES 2.0 support .

    ^ Plus it runs Java, so one can imagine that many Java based apps and games are already going to work on this thing.
    • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It works at a rate unmeasurable by any non-contemporary standard.

    [102]. .Furthermore, the fact that some Android devices added a customized interface also prevent users from switching to newer versions.^ The latest version of the Android platform, deployable to Android-powered devices, includes fixes to the permissions-checking in certain areas of the framework.
    • SDK Release Notes | Android Developers 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC developer.android.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Motorola has also customized the user interface for its Cliq phone and it has introduced Motoblur, a social-networking-optimized version of the user interface.
    • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Other than that, I'll be waiting for Mobipocket to bring out an Android version before I'm ready to switch ;-) Can't do without my eBooks any more.

    [102]
  • .
  • The rapid growth in the number of Android-based phone models with different hardware capabilities also makes it difficult to develop applications which work on all Android-based phones.^ Just recently we saw pictures of an Android-powered Motorola phone in the works, so Blur could well be intended for the release of this large-screened device.
    • Motorola working on custom Android OS - News - Know Your Mobile 11 September 2009 22:022 UTC www.knowyourmobile.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Google says more applications will become available over the coming months as developers submit their work.
    • Google Phone Accessories | G1 Phone Accessories | G1 Android Accessories | T-Mobile G1 Accessories 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC thegphoneshop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For starters, unlike the global reach into 50M+ iPhone/iPod Touch devices that iPhone developers can plan their world around, the Android Ecosystem works differently, with some handsets and some carriers having varying levels of app catalog completeness, not to mention, workflows that make it difficult to discover new apps and a payment process that is, well, Byzantine.
    • Google Android: on Inevitability, the Dawn of Mobile, and the Missing Leg - O'Reilly Radar 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    [103][104][105][106]
  • .
  • Garbage collection will slow down programs that make too many memory allocations so that Dalvik can keep a pool of free memory.^ The next advantage of Android is the OS memory management and what software engineers call “automatic garbage collection.” This is a very important feature that helps keep applications from crashing and having to be restarted.
    • Why doctors should choose Google Android over the iPhone for medical apps | KevinMD.com 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.kevinmd.com [Source type: General]

    This may noticeably affect responsiveness.[107]
  • .
  • Android does not readily support bluetooth file exchange,[108] video call or native J2ME, as do other mobile operating systems, such as Symbian OS and Windows Mobile, however some of this is still possible: Bluetooth file exchange is possible on rooted devices.^ I think that Android will benefit in the short term iPhone, Windows Mobiles devices and Symbian devices.
    • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But some people like Android, some people like Symbian, and some people like iPhone OS as well.
    • The Google Android party has begun | CTIA Fall show - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Filed under: Video , Mobile , Web .

    [109] .Apps like Qik allow live broadcasting (but not receiving) and KnockingLiveVideo for the iPhone is set to make an android appearance.^ And the market (and Market) for Android apps is different to iPhone.
    • Google Android: on Inevitability, the Dawn of Mobile, and the Missing Leg - O'Reilly Radar 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Apart from its inability to stay open in the background (which results from an iPhone limitation, not a problem with NPR's app), the iPhone version of NPR news seems to be the blueprint for the Android app.

    ^ (Hey, like it or not, the iPhone set a new bar for handset design and convergence, and serves as a sort of benchmark for touch-screen smartphones these days.
    • T-Mobile G1 (black) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    [110] .J2ME apps can be converted with a MIDP runner that converts them to android apk's to be installed like normal apps.^ I understand that puts me in the "not normal" set of consumers, but honestly, from a programming perspective, Android looks like a playground I can carry around in my pocket.
    • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There needs to be better ways to bubble up the best apps, thankfully lists like these help Android owners heaps!
    • 45+ Cool Google Android Apps – The Perfect iPhone Replacement - Speckyboy Design Magazine 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC speckyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Like a number of others that have commented, I would get Spotify Premium in a heartbeat if Spotify released an app for Android.
    • Spotify mobile demo at Google Android I/O - Spotify 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spotify.com [Source type: General]

    [111]

Issues for specific applications

.Google tracks issues and feature requests at Google Code's site.^ Reply to this comment TD says: October 28, 2009 at 10:12 am Yes – there are some serious issues with Google Maps navigation feature.
  • James Fee GIS Blog » Blog Archive » Google Maps Navigation for Android: But What About the Quality of the Map? 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.spatiallyadjusted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The following outstanding issues have been highly debated or voted for by the user community:
.
  • A source of criticism has been the lack of standards-based iCalendar/CalDAV functionality in the Android calendar client.^ Android lacks funny little quality games like on the iPhone, but has all the good base to deliver quality applications (excluding games, I think).
    • Google Watch - Hello, Android - The Google Android Opportunity: Follow Apple's iPhone 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlewatch.eweek.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If it's being straight with me, then I see the following: an open platform, which for me is accessible and familiar - I run on a solid open source stack already; straight forward functionality that replicates what I'm already familiar with; based on open toolsets that I'm already familiar with.
    • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    .Currently, the Android calendar is restricted to synchronisation with Google Calendar service.^ Google would not be Google if it restricted our access to only certain websites with specific products and services.

    ^ Labels: android , Calendar , Contacts , gmail for mobile , google maps for mobile , Google Mobile Search , google talk , YouTube for mobile .

    ^ I'm a great Google fan, and will be looking very seriously at an Android phone when my current contract expires.

    [112]
  • .
  • As of January 2010, the most requested ("starred") feature is the support for Bi-directional text (right-to-left) such as Arabic, Persian and Hebrew.^ The adb utility supports several optional command-line arguments that provide powerful features, such as copying files to and from the device.
    • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [113][114]
  • .
  • Hands free dialing and call answering is not supported.^ Bluetooth is onboard with support for wireless headsets, hands-free kits, and now thanks to Android 1.5, stereo Bluetooth and audio/video remote control.
    • T-Mobile G1 (black) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    .Voice dialing can be used to find/input a number, but selection requires interaction with the screen.^ You can use the app to make outgoing SMS messages and calls from your Google Voice number.
    • Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Voice for Android and BlackBerry 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC googlemobile.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But since we use Google Voice , one number rings all of our phones.
    • Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Voice for Android and BlackBerry 15 September 2009 4:28 UTC googlemobile.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Everything is SaaS. Down to the tool you use to dial the numbers.
    • Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software? | Linux Journal 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: General]

    .This makes it illegal to initiate or answer calls while driving in some areas, and very difficult to use while on a bicycle or motorcycle.^ Ed’s misunderstanding of my thesis makes it clear to me that I didn’t explain myself very well, and I must admit that I used terminology inconsistently.
    • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Application Platform Strategies Blog: Google Android 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC apsblog.burtongroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are some annoying design quirks that make the smartphone uncomfortable to hold and difficult to use.
    • T-Mobile G1 (black) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "The impact will build slowly over time, as initially the devices using this platform will form a very small percentage of the market."
    • Update: Google touts 'Android,' its new open mobile platform 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    [115]
  • Bluetooth voice dialing is also not supported. .This feature in particular has caused some surprise; many older phones have had this feature for several years.^ If I buy an iPhone I pay a discounted price and then over the next two years some of my phone plan goes to paying for that device.
    • Google Android Could Shake Carrier Business, Thanks To Apple | BNET Technology Blog | BNET 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC industry.bnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Many T-Mobile G1 phone leather pouches feature a magnetic closing flap to keep the phone safely inside the pouch.
    • Google Phone Accessories | G1 Phone Accessories | G1 Android Accessories | T-Mobile G1 Accessories 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC thegphoneshop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And, odds are, it's child or one of its children will be on almost all of our phones within 5-10 years in some form.
    • Google Android: we want developers but… 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    [116]
  • Android does not support animated GIF files. It only shows the first frame.[117]
  • Android does not support encrypted sending (SMTP+TLS) and receiving (IMAP+SSL) of e-mail over self-signed certificates.[118]
  • .
  • Because of potential security issues,[119] Android does not officially allow applications to be installed on, nor run from, an SD card.^ When Android was introduced, its open source approach allowed developers to get their applications out there more easily.

    ^ A few months after the G1, the Android Market was released, allowing users to browse and download applications directly to their phones.
    • Introduction to Android development 16 September 2009 22:20 UTC www.ibm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I can update the supplied 2G micro SD card with up to 16G. So far I have not had one application crash or phone lockup.
    • Google Android: on Inevitability, the Dawn of Mobile, and the Missing Leg - O'Reilly Radar 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .Current Android products such as the HTC Dream and Magic have limited onboard memory and many users feel restricted by this lack of functionality.^ It's been a little more than a year since Google Android was announced and rumors of a little device called the HTC Dream started to leak onto the Web.
    • T-Mobile G1 (black) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This works great on the HTC Magic, especially with the 288MB memory boost.
    • Google updates Maps through the Android Market -- Engadget 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Clint Boulton, have you ever picked up android phone (HTC Magic/MyTouch)?
    • Google Watch - Hello, Android - The Google Android Opportunity: Follow Apple's iPhone 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlewatch.eweek.com [Source type: General]

    [120] However, several unsupported modifications exist, to give the user this capability.[121]

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Android
File:Android-2.
Version 2.2 of Android
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 21 October 2008 (2008-10-21)
Latest stable release

2.2

/ 20 May 2010 (2010-05-20)

Android is an operating system for mobile devices, created by Google. It is mostly used for cell phones, like Google's own Nexus One. It is based on Linux.[1]

Google says that over 200,000 cell phones with this operating system are sold every day.[2]

See also

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