What is Android?
- Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.
- 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 later by the Open Handset Alliance.
- It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.
- The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.