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Your Guide to the Android Operating System

Android logoThe Android Operating System is developed by Google, and is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. The Android source code has been released under an open source license, and is used by many hardware manufactures to power mobile phones, tablets, netbooks and various other multimedia devices.

Android is often compared iOS (the operating system used by the iPhone and iPad).

Developers can create Android applications using the free Software Development Kit with either the Java or C programming languages, and these applications can be sold or distributed through the Android Market. The Android Market includes tens of thousands of such applications.

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