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About Android You Should Know

#Android used to be a company that developed a new language/ programme of the same name. the owners of the company initially wanted its android programme aid the development of newer, and more intelligent cameras. oo, sa camera ito unang prinoposisyon. but the market at the time (mid 2000s) for smart cameras ay napakaliit. but google saw the potential in android so it bought the company as well as rights to the software programme. yung mga direktor ng android company became directors ng google. they then were able to roll out android in consumer telecom, along with the vision of telecom converegence noon, what resulted was the predecesso of the smartphone we know today. at the time, nandiyan na't namamayagpag ang RIM-BlackBerry. Akala ng lahat ang BB ay THE smartphone.

#With the growing frustration of programmers, users, dealers at channel reps sa mga telecom manufacturer na nangkokontrol ng media, software, distribution, at walang ka flexi flexibility sa ownership at functionality at distribution at manufacturing ng phone, tulad ng OKI, SE, Nokia, Philips, etc at tapos dagdagan pa ang clamor ng mga lagnat na lagnat sa OPEN SYSTEMS AND OPEN-TYPE ENVIRONMENTS, nagkaroon tuloy ng marriage between these supporters of open systems and the technology android.

#The original consortium of manufacturers ng Android programme ay 39 worldwide. sila rin ang original consrtium ng GSM/ USSD na may SS7 architecture.

 #All Android operating systems are named after desserts. And, just in case that wasn't nerdy enough for you, Google put these sugary names in alphabetical order. Here's the edible Android timeline: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb. JellyBean at meron pang Kitkat. Google doesn't want to explain. It's kind of like an internal team thing, and Google programmers prefer to be a little bit inscrutable in the matter". The obvious thing is that the Android platform releases go by dessert names and by alphabetical order for the most part. "For the most part" because two versions of Android, 2.0 and 2.1, were both called Eclair.

#Whereas Google names are desserts; Apple names their programmes according to cat species: Apple has pretty much tapped out all the major big-cat names: Cheetah. Puma. Jaguar. Panther. Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard... and then MAC OS X Lion.

#Android devices are underrepresented on the Web. Android has an overwhelming share of the mobile market—almost 85 percent of smartphones shipped in the second quarter and almost 66 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. But Android devices are not used that much on the Web. Another research firm, NetMarketShare, found that in June, more mobile Web users ran iOS (45.61 percent) than Android (43.75 percent). One common theory for that: Many low-end Android phones are used more like traditional “feature phones”—as in, their owners mainly employ them for phone calls. 

#The malware threat nearly vanishes if you stick to Google’s Play store. Apps that can steal your data are a real threat on all mobile devices. But the security firm F-Secure found that in the second half of last year, only about 0.1 percent of apps surveyed in Google’s Play store contained malware—lower than any other Android app store. Further, it noted, “The Play Store is most likely to promptly remove nefarious applications, so malware encountered there tends to have a short shelf life.”

#Google Wallet can store loyalty cards. Like NFC, this app was supposed to shine in mobile payments. In practice, however, we’ve found it more helpful as a way to replace frequent-customer cards and apps.

#You can take “Photo Sphere” panoramas. In about a minute, you can use Google’s camera app to assemble a 3D interactive panorama that viewers can then pan around not just left and right, but up and down. That’s kind of amazing, considering all the specialized tools you needed to create a QuickTime VR panorama in the ’90s.

#GPS still works in Airplane Mode. Unlike iOS, Android doesn’t shut down a phone’s GPS receiver in Airplane Mode. One neat trick this makes possible: If you’re on a plane, you can run an app like the free FlyoverGPS to detect your position and then plot your aircraft’s position, altitude, and speed.

#Chrome can impersonate a desktop browser. Tap the menu button in Chrome (the stack of three dots at the top-right corner), scroll down the menu and tap Request desktop site, and Chrome on an Android device will fetch a desktop version of the page. This is a great way to work around sites that would otherwise lock out Android—such as Apple’s “Find My Phone” tool.

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