what is Android? What is it for? Let’s understand a little more about this below.
What is Android?
Android is beyond an operating system. It is a whole programming language created by Google, and can be applied to any type of equipment, from televisions to cell phones, refrigerators and many other devices. There is no electronic where Android can not be applied.
But what about the Android operating system?
Many wonder what Android is on mobile phones and if you are one of those who has searched for smartphones, the expression”Android operating system” no doubt appears in the result of their searches several times. The Android that you see in electronic devices is the graphical interface of the gross programming of the device. For the older ones, who have come to use MS DOS or use the Windows command prompt, there is some idea of what Android would look like without its GUI. for the younger ones, just imagine that without the graphical interface, the screen of your electronic device would be a lot of commands or worse, a lot of zeros(0) and”ums”(1) of the electronic binary code.
In summary, Android is then responsible for translating the commands you give your electronic device into a language that the hardware(parts and components of your device) understands. For your smartphone to understand that a finger swipe on the screen to the side means change of application, the programmer had to put in the”translator”(the programming lines) his gesture and into the computer, he”translated” what the gesture meant(what he had to do).
Making your electronics”smarter”
Games, surf the net, send and receive emails, take pictures. Your cell phone, with Android, can do all of that and more. There are many apps you can even use on your computer and share data with Android, such as the Chrome browser and the Evernote quick annotation application. Everything is possible with the programming language and is only limited by the device itself and by the programmer who gives the functions to it.
With every new”version” of Android, more features are added. Usually, these functions are in the interface of Android and not directly in the programming language, which is when new functions are added to the programming language. But with each iteration, language is also receiving increments and evolving. Languages that do not evolve over time, as in the case of Nokia’s famous Symbian, tend to die and be forgotten because they have few useful functionalities, or slow down to their competitors.
There are Android devices of all sizes, tastes and pockets. The more money you have, the better the handset you will get. Sure enough, there’s an Android for you somewhere. You simply search and thus enjoy the best that this operating system and programming language has to offer to its users. Who knows you do not care and just start programming for Android too?