Android (operatin seestem)

mobile operatin seestem (OS) based on the Linux kernel that is currently developed bi Google

Android is a mobile operatin seestem (OS) based on the Linux kernel that is currently developed bi Google. It is feckly uised for touch-screen devices, sic as smartphones an tablet computers, but haes an aa been developit for uiss wi ither Google hardware includin televeesions (Android TV) an wearables (Android Wear).


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Android 4.4.2 home screen
Company / developerGoogle
Open Handset Alliance
Written inC (core), C++, Java (UI)[1]
OS faimilyUnix-lik
Wirkin stateCurrent
Soorce modelOpen soorce[2] an in maist devices wi proprietary components[3]
Initial release23 September 2008 (2008-09-23)[4]
Latest release6.0.1 "Marshmallow" / December 9, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-12-09)
Latest previewAndroid N / Mairch 9, 2016; 4 years ago (2016-03-09)
Mercatin targetSmartphones
Tablet computers
Available inMulti-lingual (46 leids)
Package managerGoogle Play, APK
Platforms32-bit ARM, MIPS,[5] x86,[6] x86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (modified Linux kernel)
UserlandBionic libc,[7] mksh shell,[8] native core utilities wi a few frae NetBSD[9]
Default uiser interfaceGraphical (Multi-touch)
LicenseApache License 2.0
Modified Linux kernel unner GNU GPL v2[10]


  1. "Android Code Analysis". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. "Philosophy and Goals". Android Open Source Project. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  3. "Google's iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary". Ars Technica. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  4. "Announcing the Android 1.0 SDK, release 1". September 9, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  5. "MIPS gets sweet with Honeycomb". Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  6. Shah, Agam (December 1, 2011). "Google's Android 4.0 ported to x86 processors". Computerworld. International Data Group. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  7. android/platform/bionic/
  8. android/platform/external/mksh/
  9. android/platform/system/core/toolbox/
  10. "Licenses". Android Open Source Project. Open Handset Alliance. Retrieved September 9, 2012. The preferred license for the Android Open Source Project is the Apache Software License, 2.0. ... Why Apache Software License? ... For userspace (that is, non-kernel) software, we do in fact prefer ASL2.0 (and similar licenses like BSD, MIT, etc.) over other licenses such as LGPL. Android is about freedom and choice. The purpose of Android is promote openness in the mobile world, but we don't believe it's possible to predict or dictate all the uses to which people will want to put our software. So, while we encourage everyone to make devices that are open and modifiable, we don't believe it is our place to force them to do so. Using LGPL libraries would often force them to do so.