Android is an operating system that is used on mobile devices. This applies to smartphones alike, as well as for so-called tablets or Netbooks. The system was developed by the Open Handset Alliance and because it is open source, everyone in the Android can at will improve the code development and also make available. According to Google, 300 000 new devices with Android be activated every day since December 2010. No wonder that there is a very interesting history of the system. It all started with a base version and the version 1.1 was released in February 2009. This was about saving attachment in an MMS.
What is striking is that the newer versions in addition to a version number with the name of a dessert be named. 1.5 cupcake version was released on April 30, 2009. It was now possible an automatic change between portrait and landscape. In addition to an on-screen keyboard, alternatively the replaying of videos was given the user. Could also connected a Bluetooth headset be.
In addition to the German language, including even English was supported. The other versions were then 1.6 donut and 2.0 Eclair that came in September and October, 2009 on the market. About the digital zoom and flash light in the range of digital photos and a support for Microsoft Exchange, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 were introduced. In 2010, it was ready to publish the version 2.1 Eclair and Froyo 2.2 in January and may. The user got offered animated background images and detailed information about the signal strength. Also was made possible, that now more memory can be used. In addition to tethering 2.2 was introduced with version also, that all apps on the memory card can be placed. On December 6, the version 2.3 gingerbread was available in some areas. Here, the WebM support, and also support for Google TV have been integrated. There is now also a gravity sensor. Also supports the Ext4 file system, what one or another Linux system be known by the is likely. An update of version was gingerbread 2.3.3, where among other things a dual-core support has been implemented. One giant leap is given by the versions 3.0 honeycomb and 3.1 icecream. The interface was user-friendly and Google talk is now possible with video telephony. There are many apps for the entire system. As of March 2011, there are over 275000 applications. There are about 30 000 more per month. In addition, about 63 percent of the software are available free of charge.