Saturday, March 6, 2010

Android Phones

Well, the buzz is still happening, and I'd like to share some knowledge regarding this new trend in mobile phones. Well, I do my homework, just to avoid silly mistake I might have with others when it comes to this technology.

First of all, what is Android?
Well, it's a mobile operating system. So it's not a brand, it's not a model, but it's the technology that empowered a mobile phone, whatever the manufacturers could be. The Android Operating System uses a modified version of the Linux kernel.

Why it comes in various Brands?
Well, since 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. No wonder so many mobile phone's manufacturer come with this technology.
What does it have to do with Google?
Well, at first Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license.

Those are some brief introduction to Android phones. You go at it if you interested.

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