What is Android?

Android is only 2 years old but here’s a quick summary for all of those who don’t know what Android is.

Android RobotsSo what exactly is Android?

Developed by Google and available on HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Acer, Dell Huawei phones, Android is the name of a software that an increasing number of today’s phones run on. It comes with a range of Google’s features including Google search and Google Maps, as well as giving you to access other Google services such as, Google Earth and Google Calendar which means you can easily search information on the web and get directions as you would do on a computer.

What else can Android Phones do?

Android phones are highly customisable; they can be altered and changed to your own liking, it offers you a range of widgets and apps that allows you to keep up to date with your Facebook and Twitter profiles making it ideal for social networking.

Another smart feature of the Android software is that it can automatically back your contacts up just in case you lose your phone. When setting up your phone android allows you to create or use an existing Google account which means every time you save a number to your contacts list it will be synced to your Google account, so the next time you get a new android phone and sign in with your Google account, all of your numbers will be displayed in the new address book.

Last but not least, Updates

Software versions of Android generally come with a numerical code and a codename that has been named after a type of dessert for example, Android 1.5 Cupcake and Android 2.1 Eclair and the most recent Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.

Usually updates of the software come out every six months as Google is constantly working on newer versions of the Android software.

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