Android is a set of software for mobile & tablets that like an operating system. Android is an open platform that offers developers the ability to build rich & innovative applications. In Android technology any user can go for any kind of functionality which he wants. Android is an OS and user has to install applications according to his choice and that makes it so much user friendly.
Android is a Linux-based operating system. It is designed for use on cell phones, e-readers, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Android provides easy access to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc for Smartphone users. Android has been adopted by many mobile device manufacturers like Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and Sony Ericsson.
Android has increased popularity in hardware manufacturers and the general public in recent years. Its open market structure allows registered software developers to develop applications for Android devices in Java and publish them in Android Market without any waiting for approval. Any Android user can download from Android store of Smartphone applications at Google Market. Android’s facility in supporting screen-based interfaces has also made it the OS of choice for many industrial and consumer electronics.