Android is the name of a OS that is used in mobile devices, usually with a touch screen. In this way, it is possible to find tablets (tablets), mobile phones (cell phones) and watches equipped with Android, although the software is also used in cars, televisions and other machines.

Created by Android Inc., a company acquired by Google on 2005, Android is based on Linux, a free program that, in turn, is based on Unix. The initial objective of Android, thus, was to promote open standards in phones and mobile computers (computers).

Android logo

Android is an operating system for phones and other mobile devices.

Android Features

Given the large number of devices equipped with Android, it is already possible to find more than a million Applications that use this operating system for their operation. Android also stands out for its security, since the experts have detected few vulnerabilities in its structure.

In addition to everything indicated so far, it is worth knowing another series of interesting data about the Android operating system, among which we can highlight the following:

-Google Play is your catalog to access all kinds of applications, both free and paid.
-It has the corresponding support for streaming.
-It can support what are video calls through Hangouts.
-Gives the possibility that the terminal can be used as an access point, either wireless or wired.

Some of its benefits

Android can adapt to multiple screen resolutions and supports connections Wifi, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, GSM / EDGE, HSPA + and UMTS, among other.

It also allows the sending of messages MMS and SMS, has a web browser, enables streaming development and is capable of working with files MP3, GIF, Jpeg, PNG, BMP, Wav, MIDI, MPEG-4 and other multimedia formats.


Many smartphone models run on Android.

Android versions

As for the different versions of Android, it is worth mentioning that they are called with names of desserts, whose initials are ordered alphabetically. Thus, the first version of Android was called Apple pie, the second Banana bread and so on. This allows you to recognize the versions and determine which are the most recent according to their initial letter.

In addition to the already mentioned versions, the following ones that continued were these: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair (Pepito), Froyo (Frozen yogurt), Gingerbread (Gingerbread), Honeycomb (Honeycomb), Ice cream sandwich (Ice cream sandwich), Jelly bean (Gummy), Kit Kat, Lollipop (Lollipop), Marshmallow (Cloud), Nougat (Nougat) …

Payment system and other peculiarities

In the same way, we cannot overlook the fact that there is a really important and novel Android app. It is Android Pay, which is the payment system that gives the possibility to any user with an Android 4.4 smartphone or higher to be able to make payments in establishments using the phone.

Regarding the logo, it should be noted that it is green, that it was designed with the well-known Droid font and that the font is called Norad.

At present we can say that it has become the most powerful, growing and demanded operating system for mobile devices together with iOS, which is the one owned by the devices that belong to the Apple company.