Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices that has created a technological revolution in the field of smartphones and tablet computers.
Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices that has created a technological revolution in the field of smartphones and tablet computers. Developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies, Android, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin at Palo Alto, California, United States.
Later, the web search giant Google purchased, Android Inc., in 2005 and made it available for use after the formation of Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies working continuously for the development of open standards for mobile devices in 2007.
Android has a large community of developers continuously engaged in writing applications primarily in a customized version of Java. These applications can be downloaded from third-party websites or through online stores such as Google Play managed by Google itself.
According to the statistics of 2011, a total number of 500,000 applications were available for Android, with a remarkable number of applications downloaded from the Android Market exceeding 10 million in December 2011 and thus making Android the world leader in smartphone platform.
Android has improved the mobile experience for end users with continuous technological up gradation and development of large number of new and interesting applications making Android phones the first preference of mobile users at present.
Here, you will get to know all the relevant information about Android, latest news of Android, Android news at a single place.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Qualcomm Incorporated has developed SootSwap, a mobile application for monitoring the adoption of clean cooking technologies, a company official said here Friday.
London, May 16 (ANI): Google has launched a subscription music streaming service on Wednesday that would compete with the likes of Pandora and Spotify.
London, May 16 (ANI): Sending and receiving money was never this easy. In a series of other announcements that Google made at its annual developer conference, it also announced a major addition to its emailing service, which is, users can now send money as an attachment.
London, May 16 (ANI): Google is on a feature addition spree. At the company's I/O conference, Google announced 41 new features to its Google+ social network.
London, May 15 (ANI): Blackberry has announced that it will make its once popular BBM service available on other platforms like Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Blackberry unveiled its new slim and sleek low priced Q5 and has decided to offer its popular messenger service on other platforms like Android and Apple free of cost.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Telmoco Development Labs Pvt. Ltd., Kerala's first incubated consumer electronics start-up based in Technopark here, has forayed into the retail segment with Attitude Next 6339 -- a seven-inch Android tablet phone.
London, May 14 (ANI): Snapchat, a popular app on Google's Android used for sharing photographs, has a small glitch, which is, once a photograph is shared and after the viewing time of up to 10 seconds expires the photograph is deleted from Snapchat servers.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A report by an independent technology focused analyst house Catalys, has claimed that Apple's iPhone is losing market space to other smart phone manufacturers.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): The new Nokia Asha 501, which was launched on Thursday, will give 48 days of battery life on 2G networks while on standby, according to Nokia.
London, May 10 (ANI): Signaling a hit to people's privacy in the digital world, engineers announced that they were able to recover deleted files from the popular mobile photo-sharing application Snapchat.
London, May 9 (ANI): Researchers at Cambridge University have developed an app that could track happiness by combining smartphone data with users' perception of mood.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Where you are and what you're doing increasingly play key roles in how you search the Internet. So much so that your search may just conduct itself.
London, May 7 (ANI): Amazon has launched its first ever paid-for Android apps in China, beating Google, which has offered only free apps. This move is considered as Amazon's strategy to delve deep into the Chinese mobile phone market where it had controlled less than three percent of the e-commerce market till last year, the BBC reports.
New York, May 5 (ANI): South Korean phonemaker LG has been selected by Google to build the next Android reference device - Nexus 5.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Microsoft has created an application named 'Switch to Windows Phone' on the Google Play Store available on all Android phones.
London, May 2 (ANI): Google Glass poses security threats as the wearable computer developed by the search giant does not have any PIN or authentication system, hackers have revealed.
Washington, May. 1 (AN): Microsoft's Windows phone has launched a new advertisement poking fun at the ongoing fight between Samsung and Apple.
Sydney, Apr. 29 (ANI): A majority of users have given Facebook's Home mobile a one star rating on the Google Play store.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Electronics major Samsung Friday launched its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 priced at Rs.41,500. It will go on sale from Saturday.
London, Apr. 26 (ANI): A new keyboard layout has been created that will make 'thumb-typing' faster on touch screen devices such as tablets and large smart phones.
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): With the new Smart PJ, the task of reading bedtime stories to your kids could become much simpler and easier.
Seattle, Apr. 25 (ANI): Microsoft has signed a patent deal with China's smart phones maker ZTE linked to its use of the Android and Chrome operating systems
New Delhi, April 24 (ANI-Business Wire India):UCWeb, a leading global provider of mobile internet software and services, today announced its growth strategy for the Indian market. India is the second largest growth market after China for UCWeb and its flagship product, UC Browser.
New Asus 7-inch FonePad is going to be launched by the company in India this Wednesday. The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also allows phone calls for the users.
According to Google news website, the internet search giant is going to change its home page. The Google System, is working on introducing its new personalised homepage feature of its Android phones to the web and to its search page.
Sydney, Apr 23 (ANI): Internet search giant Google is planning to change its iconic home page, the firms news website has said.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Facebook's new Home app, which was launched on April 4 exclusively for Android phones, has been downloaded over 500,000 times from the Google Play store.
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A bug that stoles cash by racking up charges from sending premium rate text messages has been found in Android Apps store.
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world's biggest online retailer Amazon is opening a representative office in Russia, Forbes magazine said Friday.
Micro blogging giant Twitter has released a new music service, which will allow the users play songs directly using Radio, Spotify and iTunes.
Srinagar, April 19 (ANI): Changing the orthodox mindset of the society, a 23-year old girl became the first Kashmiri to develop an android application named 'Dial Kashmir,' which contained over 500 contacts of government departments and private numbers.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Micro blogging platform Twitter has released a new music service that will allow songs to be played directly in the app via services such as Rdio, Spotify and iTunes.
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Foxconn and Microsoft have signed a deal that will give the software giant a cut of every Android device that the electronics contract manufacturing company makes.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A research team at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices.
Sydney, Apr. 18 (ANI): Engineers have created a new app for Icelanders that allows to check whether their new date happens to be a relative.
Washington, Apr.18 (ANI): A flaw in commonly used applications on Android smartphones such as texting, messaging or microblogging could spread private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, a recent study has revealed.
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Messaging app WhatsApp now has more users than Twitter, company founder and CEO Jan Koum said at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in New York.
Social networking mammoth Facebook has upgraded its chat application for iPhone and iPad that would allow users keep using its chat feature even if they are engaged in other activities on the site.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Google chairman Eric Schmidt has denied claims that the firm is planning block Facebook Home, the new app for Android phones.
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has updated its iPhone and iPad applications that would allow people keep using its chat feature even when they are doing other activities on the site.
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Google has finally released the tech specs for its Google Glasses after shipping its first batch to developers.
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): The European authorities and Google have agreed on a set of terms that would see the Internet search giant legally obliged to change some of its search results in Europe.
London, Apr 12 (ANI): It is possible to hack an entire plane using an Android smartphone, it has emerged.
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Samsung has unveiled its biggest smartphone to date, the Galaxy Mega that features a 6.3inch screen.
Kochi, April 11 (IANS) Start-up firm AmidRay Technologies, based here, has launched a community Android application "Blockout Traffic", which informs people of choked traffic within a 25-30 km radius, the creators of the programme said Thursday.
New York, Apr 11 (ANI): Facebook's new mobile software 'Home' that takes over the homescreen of an Android phone, makes surfing the social network fast and easy, but bogs down access to other apps that can be annoying for some users, a report has said.
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): A group whose members include Microsoft, have filed a complaint against Google, saying the internet search giant's provision of its Android operating system for free is anti-competitive 'predatory pricing'.
iBall has launched a new budget tablet in the Indian market in its Performance series by the name Slide 6309i. The price of iBall Slide 6309i is kept at Rs. 5,199.
Micromax has come up with another phone of its most sought Ninja series as it revealed Ninja A91, which is priced at Rs 8499 in India and can be ordered online with instant shipping.
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Facebook's newly released Home software for Android phones could 'destroy the privacy of users', industry watchers have warned.
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook has unveiled a new software on Android gadgets with the aim of making its site the hub of people's mobile experiences.
Asus and Google have collaborated to unveil a new version of Nexus 7 tablet. 2nd generation Google Nexus 7 will be available for Rs 10,900 approx. It is an upgraded version of already available Nexus 7.
Washington, Apr. 3 (ANI): A new iPhone app from Playboy forgoes the seductive photos of beautiful women that the men's magazine is famous for in favour of lifestyle articles about travel, clothes, food, booze and more.
London, Apr 1 (ANI): Google has chosen 8,000 people, including celebrities and tech opinion formers, who will get the chance to test its much-awaited 'wearable computer' Glass.
London, Mar 29 (ANI): BlackBerry has reported a surprise profit in the fourth quarter due to a radical cost-cutting plan the smartphone maker is undertaking.
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) With a host of mobile phone apps that make cricket matches available at one's fingertips and catchy ringtones, teenagers to twenty-somethings to middle-age cricket enthusiasts in Kolkata are gearing up for the sixth edition of Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) matches that kicks off here at the Eden Gardens April 3.
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Now, a new Android app has been developed that can log stressful moments in a users' life, a report has said.
Sydney, Mar. 24 (ANI): Phones using operating systems based on the open-source platforms Linux and Mozilla's Firefox will be hitting the market this year, challenging the stranglehold of the two market leaders, Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Internet search giant Google's Android team is reportedly working on a smart watch that would compete with Apple's iWatch.
Washington, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US road safety authorities have announced the launch of a new mobile application designed to give consumers real-time smartphone access to vehicle safety information.
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Google has launched a new app that would allow users to sync their notes and to-do lists across their computer, phone and tablet using Google account.
New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, who is presently on a visit to India, on Wednesday said that Apple was using patent lawsuits to block Samsung's market, while denying people the choice to buy the products of the Korean company.
London, mar 20 (ANI): The British government has rejected BlackBerry's new BB10 software as not secure enough for essential work.
London, Mar 20 (ANI): Samsung's Galaxy S4, which was launched last week, has been named as the fastest smartphone yet.
New Delhi, Mar. 19 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday said the presence on social media enables AIR to keep pace with contemporary trends.
Samsung Electronics unveiled its new smartphone Galaxy S4 at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Thursday. Following are the features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4.
Seoul, March 15 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of memory chips, mobile phones and display panels, Friday unveiled its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S4.
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Head of Google's Android division Andy Rubin has been replaced by Sundar Pichai, who manages Google Chrome and Apps.
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's prisons administration has launched a smartphone application to send mail to inmates, a prison official said.
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Sales of Apple iPads will be overtaken by those of Android tablets for the first time this year, according to new data.
London, Mar 12 (ANI): The pictures of Samsung's new Galaxy smartphone, which is expected to be released in New York this week, have been leaked online, a report has said.
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Low-cost air carrier AirAsia Monday announced promotional fares for Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from different cities of the country.
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Web giant Google is facing a ban on its application Google Maps in Germany over a patent dispute with Microsoft.
London, Mar. 8 (ANI): German security researchers have found that freezing an Android phone can help reveal its confidential contents.
Washington, March 8 (ANI): An asteroid the size of a city block, will make its closest approach to Earth on Saturday, March 9th, less than 7 days after it was discovered, it has been revealed.
Sydney, Mar. 7 (ANI): YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a music streaming service to rival Spotify later this year.
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) With the pristine Arabian Sea in the west and the towering Western Ghats in the east, Kerala is all geared up to woo foreign tourists with its age old tradition of ayurveda, an official said Wednesday.
Swipe Telecom has launched a new tablet Halo Value, which has a Dual SIM support and operates on latest Android operating system. This budget tablet is priced at just Rs. 6, 990.
New York, Mar 6 (ANI): An Internet-connected streaming media box offers an innovative solution to all-too-common bedroom problems.
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have developed a wearable gesture control armband that gives the user Jedi-like control over a computer, a video game, a flying toy UFO, an office presentation, even a remote four-wheeler.
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) An Indian rocket Monday evening successfully placed into orbit seven satellites - the Indo-French satellite SARAL, the world's first smart phone-operated nano satellite, a space telescope satellite and four other foreign satellites - in copybook style.
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying seven satellites - the Indo-French satellite SARAL, world's first smart phone-operated nano satellite, a space telescope satellite and four other foreign satellites - Monday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, around 80 km north of Chennai.
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Monday said it has unveiled its new, upgraded tablet PC at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) to beat Apple's iPad mini.
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Mozilla, which is a not-for-profit organization, behind the Firefox web browser has announced handsets based on its operating system for mobile phones.
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) The fuelling of the second stage of the Indian rocket that would sling seven satellites into space has been completed and it is expected to lift off around 6 p.m. Monday, an official of the Indian space agency said.
Ahead of BlackBerry Z10's launch date in India, the debate no longer seems to be if it is a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. The buildup during the weeks after the BB10 launch in the advanced markets has settled that debate for sure - BlackBerry's comeback has looked imminent, almost.
London, Feb 25 (ANI): A Chinese telecoms equipment group named Huawei has claimed to that it has launched the world's fastest smartphone-the Ascend P2.
Sydney, Feb 25 (ANI): South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched an eight-inch tablet with phone to take on Apple's recently launched iPad mini.
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) The fuelling of the second stage of the Indian rocket that would sling seven satellites into space Feb 25 evening is expected to be done by Monday morning while the countdown for the launch is progressing smoothly, said officials of the Indian space agency.
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The countdown for the Monday evening launch of an Indian rocket that would sling into orbit the world's first smart phone-operated nano satellite and a space telescope satellite - and five others including an Indo-French satellite - is progressing smoothly, an official of the Indian space agency said.
Sydney, Feb 22 (ANI): A majority of people think that software giant Microsoft is 'cooler' now than it was a year or two ago, a new survey has shown.
HTC on Tuesday unveiled a new-era smartphone named HTC One in order to revive its dipping market and to compete with Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5.
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) Google Developers Group (GDG), the non-profit community initiative supported by Google Inc., will be soon launched at the Startup Village here, an official said Wednesday.
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Taiwan-based mobile maker HTC has announced its latest flagship Android phone -the HTC One.
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Details of the new Samsung Galaxy S IV phone have been reportedly leaked on the Internet, just weeks before its rumoured launch.
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest market for active smart devices, according to new data.
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian space agency officials are gearing up to make the rocket that would carry seven satellites launch-ready for Feb 25 with a full system check, an official said.
Singapore, Feb 19 (IANS) Google launched its indoor maps feature in Singapore Tuesday, making the city state the second country in Asia to have it.
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Skype has launched a new video messaging service allowing users to send recorded clips of their conversations to their contacts.