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What is Android?

ANDROID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CHENNAI - Ecphasis infotech is the best place to develop the all types of Android Applications in India, Chennai.Android is a software stack it has an operating system for mobile device that includes an operating system, middleware and key application Linux based kernel,it has database etc. So it is called pack of software or software stack. Generally a people talk about android is a mobile operating system developed by Google.

History of android

- Andy Rubin founded Android incorporation in Palo Alto, California in October 2003.

- Google acquired Android on 17 th August 2005. Since then it is subsidiary of google Incorporation.

- Google formed open Handset alliance (OHA) on 5 th November 2007.

OverView of Android

Android Applications primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touch screen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics enterprise digital assistants.

Android Version

Android Version Key user features added Key developer features added
Nougat (Android 7.1)
  • Daydream Virtual Reality mode
  • Night Light Storage manager improvements
  • Performance improvements for Touch and Display managements
  • Option to enable fingerprint swipe down gesture Seamless systemupdates
  • Shortcut manager APIs
  • Support Circular app icons Keyboard image insertion
  • VR thread scheduling improvements
  • Enhanced wallpaper metadata
  • Multi endpoint call support
  • Source type support for Visual Voicemail
  • Carrier config options to manage video telephony
Marshmallow(Android 6.0)
  • USB Type ­C support Fingerprint Authentication support
  • Better battery life with"deep sleep"
  • Permissions dashboard Android Pay
  • MIDI support
  • Google Now improvements
  • Custom Chrome Tabs for better in app browser support
  • App Permissions management update
Lollipop (Android 5.0)
  • New design(Material design)
  • Speed improvement
  • Battery consumption improvement
  • Several new API
  • Tracking battery consumption app
KitKat (Android 4.4)
  • Screen recording
  • New Translucent system UI
  • Enhanced notification access
  • System wide settings for closed captioning
  • Performance improvements
  • Public API for SMS management.
  • Improved memory usage
  • Security enhancements (SEL inux enforcing mode, new cryptographic algorithms, VPN per user.)
  • NFC Host Card Emulation(for wireless payment,loyalty programs.)
  • Printing Framework
  • Storage Access Framework
  • Hardware Sensor Batching
  • Full screen immersive mode
  • GLES2.0 Surface Flinger
  • Chromium Web View
  • Audio tunneling to DSP
  • Audio monitoring
  • Wi Fi certified Miracast
  • New Bluetooth profile
  • IR Blasters API
  • Wi Fi Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) support
  • Tools for analyzing memory use (procstats, on device memory status and profiling)

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