What Is An Android Phone
Looking for information on what is an Android phone? An Android phone is a mobile phone that uses the Android operating system. Google developed and released the Android operating system in 2008 on a G1 Android for T-Mobile. Many people mistkanely believe that there is an official Android phone. While Google has created their own mobile phone using the Android platform, any mobile phone manufacturer is free to use the Android operating system after paying Google a licensing fee.
For all of those tech junkies out there, the Android operating system is Linux kernel-based. Most of the applications that run on an Android phone are written in Java. Android phones are even capable of running a limited number of applications that are written in C language. Most other mobile phones that are running a non-Android operating system run primitive real-time applications. In comparison, the Android operating system is a complex operating system. Multitasking on an Android phone is extremely easy because you can run several applications at the same time. Both Android phones and the iPhone use WebKit to power their web browser. The only difference is Android phones use the Google Chrome Lite browser, while the iPhone uses Safari.
People really took notice to Android in 2009. During this year, several mobile phone manufacturers, including LG, Samsung, HTC and Motorola released phones that used the Android operating system. In the early part of 2010, over 30 phones were available that were running the Android operating system. Android phones are now one of the most popular types of mobile phones available and their popularity is only expected to rise. Expect to see Android phones that are pretty much handheld computers being released in the future.