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Knowledge Identifier: $Android



Linux-based operating system developped by Google, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.add

Category: Technology (10)

Launched in 2005.

Countries: (50%), United States (38%), Republic of Korea (4%)

Main connections: Google, iOS, Microsoft Windows

Linked to: Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple Inc.




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& Google acquired Android Inc. on August 17, 2005, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Google add something


Speculation about Google's intention to enter the mobile communications market continued to build through December 2006 add something


Android received a lukewarm reaction when it was unveiled in 2007 add something


In September 2007, "InformationWeek" covered an Evalueserve study reporting that Google had filed several patent applications in the area of mobile telephony add something


On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of technology companies including Google, device manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, wireless carriers such as Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile, and chipset makers such as Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, unveiled itself, with a goal to develop open standards for mobile devices add something


Since 2008, Android has seen numerous updates which have incrementally improved the operating system, adding new features and fixing bugs in previous releases add something


The first commercially available phone to run Android was the HTC Dream, released on October 22, 2008 add something


In 2010, Google released a tool for validating authorised purchases for use within apps, but developers complained that this was insufficient and trivial to crack add something


& Google announced in April 2010 that they would hire two employees to work with the $ Linux kernel community, but Greg Kroah-Hartman, the current Linux kernel maintainer for the stable branch, said in December 2010 that he was concerned that Google was no longer trying to get their code changes included in mainstream Linux add something


On August 12, 2010, Oracle sued Google over claimed infringement of copyrights and patents related to the Java programming language add something


Due to the lack of Android tablet-specific apps in 2011, early Android tablets had to make do with existing smartphone apps that were ill-suited to larger screen sizes, whereas the dominance of Apple's iPad was reinforced by the large number of tablet-specific iOS apps add something


In 2011, Google partnered with a number of industry players to announce an "Android Update Alliance", pledging to deliver timely updates for every device for 18 months after its release add something


In early 2011, Google chose to temporarily withhold the Android source code to the tablet-only 3,0 "Honeycomb" release add something


Meanwhile other Android manufacturers have struggled since 2011, such as LG, HTC, and Google's own Motorola Mobility add something


The chief beneficiary of Android has been Samsung, whose Galaxy brand has surpassed that of Android in terms of brand recognition since 2011 add something


In August 2011, Linus Torvalds said that "eventually Android and Linux would come back to a common kernel, but it will probably not be for four to five years" add something


The source code was once again made available in November 2011 with the release of Android 4,0 add something


In December 2011 Google bought over a thousand patents from IBM add something


In December 2011, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the start of the Android Mainlining Project, which aims to put some Android drivers, patches and features back into the $ Linux kernel, starting in Linux 3,3 add something


Android version 4,2 "Jelly Bean" was released in 2012 with enhanced security features, including a malware scanner built into the system, which works in combination with Google Play but can scan apps installed from third party sources as well, and an alert system which notifies the user when an app tries to send a premium-rate text message, blocking the message unless the user explicitly authorises it add something


In 2012 Google released a feature in Android 4,1 that encrypted paid applications so that they would only work on the device on which they were purchased, but this feature has been temporarily deactivated due to technical issues add something


This began to change in 2012 with the release of the affordable Nexus 7 and a push by Google for developers to write better tablet apps add something


In May 2012 the jury in this case found that & Google did not infringe on Oracle's patents, and the trial judge ruled that the structure of the Java APIs used by Google was not copyrightable add something


In September 2012, 500 million devices had been activated with 1,3 million activations per day add something


In October 2012, there were approximately 700,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play, Android's primary app store, was 25 billion add something


Angry Birds Star Wars - "'Angry Birds Star Wars"' is a puzzle video game, a crossover between the "Star Wars" franchise and the "Angry Birds" series of video games, launched on November 8, 2012, first for Windows, iOS and Android devices, later to Mac and BlackBerry


Android tablet market share is expected to overtake the iPad's by the end of 2013 add something


As of 2013, this alliance has never been mentioned since add something


Over half of Android devices in 2013 2Q still run a pre 4 add something


Google SVP Andy Rubin, who was replaced as head of the Android division in March 2013, has been blamed for failing to establish a lucrative partnership with cell phone makers add something


Usage share of the different versions as of March 4, 2013 add something


On 13 March 2013, it was announced by Larry Page in a blog post that Andy Rubin had moved from the Android division to take on new projects at Google add something


Angry Birds Star Wars - It is based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and was released on Android, $iOS, and Windows Phone 8 platforms on September 18, 2013


NBA 2K (series) - "NBA 2K14" was initially released in October and November 2013 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android


Wiko - Wiko launches Wiki Sunset, an Android $Smartphone in 2014.


NBA 2K (series) - "NBA 2K15" was initially released in October 2014 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS. Durant serves as cover athlete


NBA 2K (series) - A version for Android and iOS was released on October 14, 2015


CNN - On March 7, 2017, CNN announced the official launch of its virtual reality unit named CNNVR. It will produce 360 videos to its Android and iOS apps within CNN Digital