Introduction to Android | OHA (Open Handset Alliance)


Android is an open-source operating system and freely available for those who want to write code and build the operating system from it.

The android operating system is developed by Google for smartphone devices nowadays we can see android in various devices like TV, watches, and many more.

The billions of devices running an Android and become the most popular mobile operating system in the world.

Android is based on the Linux kernel and it is designed for touchscreen devices.

Android initial release date is 23 September 2008 and android written in Java, C, C++, XML, Assembly language, Python, Shell script, Go, Make, D

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Open Handset Alliance (OHA):

The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a business alliance that was created for the purpose of developing open mobile

device standards. The OHA is a group of more than 80 companies, including Google, HTC, Dell, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm. OHA's main product is the Android platform - the world's most popular smartphone platform. Android is open to everyone: developers, designers, and device makers. That means more people can experiment, imagine, and create the world has never seen.

The Open Handset Alliance is an association of 84 companies developing free standards for mobile devices. Member companies include HTC, Sony, Dell, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Google, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sprint Corporation, Nvidia.

OHA members are mainly device operators, device manufacturers, software development firms, semiconductor companies, and commercialization companies. Members share a commitment to increase the commercial viability of open platform development.


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