Thursday, 17 April 2014

Features of Android

Key features of Android ?
1.      Storage : SQLite, a lightweight relational database, is used for data storage purposes.
2.      Connectivity : Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/CDMA/ Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, ..etc
3.      Messaging : SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging
4.      Multiple language support : Android supports multiple languages
5.      Web browser : The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source WebKit layout engine
6.      Java support : Java classes are compiled into Dalvik executables and run on Dalvik, a specialized virtual machine designed specifically for Android and optimized for battery-powered mobile devices with limited memory and CPU
7.      Media support : Android supports the following audio/video/still media formats, like WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, 3GP or MP4 container
8.      Streaming media support : HTTP Live Streaming is supported by RealPlayer and others for Android
9.      Additional hardware support : Android can use video/still cameras, touchscreens, GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, magnetometers, gaming Controllers, sensors.
10.  Multi-touch : Android has native support for multi-touch
11.  Bluetooth : Supports sending files,  accessing the phone book, voice dialing and sending contacts between phones.
12.  Video calling : Skype 2.1 offers video calling in Android 2.3, including front camera support.
13.  Multitasking : Multitasking of applications
14.  Tethering : Android supports tethering, which allows a phone to be used as a wireless/wired Wi-Fi
External storage : Most Android devices include MicroSD slot and can read MicroSD cards formatted with FAT32, Ext3 or Ext4 file system.

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