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The company Android was created by four enthusiasts from California, a long time before the name appeared in public. It was in October 2003. And their goal was to develop "smarter mobile phones that take care of the users demands more".

The development flowed silently without a lot of talking to the public. As it usually happens, when enthusiast develop something big without the help of sponsors, the financing didn't go smoothly. Luckily, Google bought this company in 2005., and the three founders stayed in the company, and they continued developing their project. Soon, speculations began that Google is preparing to enter the market of mobile phones, especially in 2007. When Google patents for this area came up.

The name Android is starting to appear in public more from November 2007. When the Open Handset Alliance announced the start of the development of open standards for mobile phones - that is when Android Beta was introduced, a platform based on Linux. At the end of 2008. 14 more companies joined the consortium. Of course, Google holds the development.

The first commercial version 1.0 was introduced in September 2008. And the ice was broken by HTC and his Dream phone. The version 1.1 came a few months later, but the massive use began at the 1.5 (cupcake) version. What happened next you will see below, and in the end of 2010. Android became the leading platform for mobile phones. In early 2012. Android had a share in the world market of 59%, with over 330 million devices.

30. April 2009.
1.5 Cupcake

Automatic switching from an upright to a laid format, recording and reproducing video, new profiles and automatic connecting via Bluetooth, improved virtual keyboard.

15. September 2009.
1.6 Donut

Support for VPN (Virtual Private Networks), improved energy management, search inside the system, Text-To-Speech and gesture recognizing.

How was Android developed26. October 2009.
2.0 Eclair

Improved camera functions, digital zoom and flash/LED lighting, support for Microsoft Exchange, Bluetooth 2.1, animated backgrounds, IPV6 functions, improved Web Browser.

20. May 2010.
2.2 Froyo (Frozen Yogurt)

Support for more than 256 MB of RAM, Flash 10.1, store applications on the SD card, push technology, language selection via Bluetooth, tethering, a new Linux core (2.6.32).

06. December 2010.
2.3 Gingerbread 

Support for dual-core processors, 4G, NFC, gyroscope, barometer and other sensors, improved working with social networks, VoIP, download manager, Google TV, Google Talk, Linux core 2.6.35.

22. February 2011.
3.0 Honeycomb

Platform adapted to tablets, video-phones, improved Web browser and widgets, improved adaptation to different screen resolutions.

19. October 2011.
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Combines 2.x and 3.x (applicable for phones and tablets), improved multitasking, NFC, VPN, 3G/4G, email, navigation, email browser, camera, screenshot features, the facial recognition software unlocks screens.

What does Android offer?

Google Nexus SAndroid is an open code project which means that it isn't restricted. Programmers can implement it on hardware platforms of different quality levels and capacities, so the offer of the phones is various, and every buyer can find a model that suits their desires and possibilities. Programmers can develop software without the control from the central, and users can directly exchange data on the Web without any intermediaries.

Android was developed primarily for the processor architecture ARM, but the open code allows implementations on other platforms. There are no strict hardware demands, and no limits too. From a software point of view, it has a user interface, but the manufacturers have the possibility of implementing their own, and with the mechanism of the phone staying the same, so it is painless.

Google Nexus S
(The first one who had 2.3 version)

The concept of open code leaves the programmers a free rein, so the number of available Android applications grows fast and today is really impressive. To install some order, Google created the Android market, where you have all the apps separated in various categories for easier orientation. There are great ones, but there are also the bad ones, so you should find out a bit more before you buy something here.

You should know that the open code concept allows malicious software to easier get in your phone and damage it. Because of that safety programs are a very important part of Android.

M.B.

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