Androids are the most sold smartphones in the market. More than 80% of people use Android smartphones. People use their Android devices for so many things. Office work, studies, entertainment all things can be done on Android devices.
However, People know very little about the actual Android operating system. So in this article, we are going to discuss what Android is and related terminologies.
It will help you understand Android devices much more.
What is Android?
Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In other words, it is an operating system based on Linux and is used in smartphones and tablets.
Pros of Android:
Multiple options – Various manufacturers make Android devices, this helps customers get different options. It can also be said that there is an Android device for everybody’s taste.
Open source – Android is completely open-source. It means that anyone can see its code. Also, anyone can alter its code and make their version of Android. Due to being open source, people can also find bugs and glitches in the operating system, which in the end makes the system more secure.
Hardware choices – Various options in processors, displays, in cameras make Android devices a very good deal.
Expandable memory – Android offers expandable memory so if the internal memory runs out of storage, you can always expand its storage using SD cards.
All price range devices available – Unlike iPhones, Android devices are available in all price ranges. That’s why people of all financial backgrounds can buy Android devices.
Some very common Phone terminologies
Linux – The operating system on which Android is based.
Jelly Bean – Google gives different names to different versions of their Android OS. Jelly Bean is one of them.
Lolipop – It is another version of Android like Jelly Bean.
Rooting – Androids have too much potential but they are restricted in some aspects. Removing those restrictions is called Rooting the Android device.
Fast Charging – Charging the device more rapidly compared to the usual speed is known as fast charging. various Android devices come with fast charging capabilities nowadays.
In-Display fingerprint sensors – Previously fingerprint sensors used to be placed at the back of the phone, but now they are placed inside the display.
Firmware – The specific ROM that your Android device carries is its Firmware.
ROM – ROM in Android device means its operating system. Some people also install different kinds of ROMs on their Android devices.
Cache – Data of apps that are to be accessed frequently is called cache.
Color OS – It can be called a flavor of Android created by Android manufacturer OPPO.