Q5. Who made Android open source?
Ans. Google released the Android code as open-source, under the Apache License.
Q4. What is Open Handset Alliance?
Ans. Its a consortium (an association, typically of several companies.) of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.
Q2. Who developed Android?
Ans. Android is developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies.
Q1. What is Android?
Ans. Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
Q12. What is the goal of Android Open Source Project (AOSP)?
Ans. According to the project “The goal of the Android Open Source Project is to create a successful real-world product that improves the mobile experience for end users.”
Q11. What is the task of Android Open Source Project (AOSP)?
Ans. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is led by Google, and is tasked with the maintenance and development of Android.
Q10. When did Android devices came into use?
Ans. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008.
Q9. From where can we get Android Apps?
Ans. Android Apps can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google.
Q8. Android Applications are written in which language?
Ans. Developers write primarily in a customized version of Java.