Have you ever read Wikipedia's page on "Android (operating system)"?


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I was bored so I thought I would wiki the Android Operating System and see what information it had. Although it is a long page of information... I really suggest reading it! It is really quite insightful of what the operating system is and what it does. And how it came about.

Android (operating system)
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Android version 2.0 running in the Android SDK Emulator
Company / developer Open Handset Alliance
Working state Current
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 2008-10-21; 13 months ago
Latest stable release Android 2.0.1, Release 1 / 2009-12-03; 5 days ago[1]
Supported platforms ARM, MIPS, Power Architecture, x86
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
License Apache 2.0 and GPLv2[2]
Website android.com
Android is a mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by the Open Handset Alliance.[3] It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.[4]
The unveiling of the Android distribution on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 47 hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.[5][6] Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license.[7]

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