What is Android ?

Have you ever heard about android? Are you using any android phone? Have you seen apps like below in your android phone?

tutorialwing What is android apps with example

Did you ever wish to develop one such app on your own ?

Now-a-days, there are so many types of android phones available in the market. Many of us have already been using android phones for several years. Some of us have also developed some apps and made it public for other users.

If you ever wish to develop one such app on your own, and are looking for online tutorials that can guide you step by step in your journey, you have come to the right place.

Here, in tutorialwing.com, we will guide you step by step from scratch till you publish your app in playstore.

But, first question before we proceed further,

What is Android ?

That should be first question in your mind if you are going to be android developer.

Well! Don’t worry if you don’t know. We are here for you.

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What is Android ?

Android is an operating system, based on Linux kernel, developed by google. It is being used for mobile devices such as tablet and smartphones. Further, it was developed for smart watches and TV . Each of them has a specialised interface.

Due to it’s open source nature, many developers have contributed in it’s development. The Goal of the android project is to create a real-world product that improves user’s life.

Initially, Android was developed by Android Inc., which google bought in year 2005. The first commercial version was released in september 2008. Since then, many versions of android have been released with many features.

Android source code is known as Android Open Source Project(AOSP) and is primarily licensed under the Apache License.

Features of Android

Truly speaking, it is impossible to list all the features of android in a single post. So, We are just going to mention the popular and important features of android using below image.

Tutorialwing Android Features Different Features of Android

Tutorialwing Android Features

These features just did not come up in the first version itself. It took so many years for developers to develop such fantastic features. In this process, many versions of android have been released. Current version of android (as of writing this post) is Android 11, API Level 30.

Different Android Versions

  • 1.0 Android Apple Pie
  • 1.1 Android Banana Bread
  • 1.5 Android Cupcake
  • 1.6 Android Donut
  • 2.0 Android Eclair
  • 2.2 Android Froyo
  • 2.3 Android GingerBread
  • 3.0 Android Honeycomb
  • 4.0 Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.1 Android Jelly Bean
  • 4.4 Android KitKat
  • 4.4W Android KitKat Watch
  • 5.0 Android Lollipop
  • 6.0 Android Marshmallow
  • 7.0 Android Nougat
  • 8.0 Android Oreo
  • 9.0 Android Pie
  • 10.0 Android Q
  • 11.0 Android R

Checkout different android versions, release date and features in detail.

Popular Android Application Categories

Some of the top most categories of android applications on Google Play Store –

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • LifeStyle
  • Business
  • Personalization
  • Music & Audio
  • Tools
  • Books & Reference
  • Travels & Local
  • Health & Fitness

Popular Android Apps

Some of the popular android applications on Google Play Stores are –

  • Google Maps
  • Google Assistant
  • Google Play Music
  • Youtube
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • And many more such apps

Frankly speaking, it’s going to be a very very long list if we try to list down all the apps developed in android.

This was just a brief idea on introduction to android, features and different versions.

Now, we are moving ahead to develop one such app from scratch.

Now, we will see different android versions in detail