Monday, September 24, 2012

20 facts about Android [11-20]

  1. Android was developed by Android Inc in 2003 by Andy Rubin and Rich Miner
  2. Google Purchased Android Inc in 2005 for $50 million
  3. Google announced Android as a mobile platform on November 5th 2007
  4. Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 71 hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices and for collaborative development of Android was  formed in Novemebr 2007
  5. Android is based on Linux Kernel
  6. Android has been available as open source since 21 October 2008
  7. The Android operating system consists of 12 million lines of code including 3 million lines of XML, 2.8 million lines of C, 2.1 million lines of Java, and 1.75 million lines of C++
  8. Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license.With the Apache License, vendors can add proprietary extensions without submitting those back to the open source community.
  9. The updates for Android are named after Pastries
  10. The past releases were named as Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo,  with Gingerbread going to be launched

20 facts about Android [01-10]

  1.  The first phone to run on Android OS was HTC Dream and was released on 22 October 2008
  2. Android 1.1 was launched on 9th February 2009
  3. Android 1.5 named as Cupcake was launched on 30th April 2009 and was based on Linux Kernel 2.6.27
  4. Android 1.6 named as Donut was launched on 15th September 2009 and was based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29
  5. Android 2.1 named as Eclair was launched on  12th January 2010 and was based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29
  6. Android 2.2 named as Froyo (Frozen Yoghurt) was launched on 20th May 2010 and was based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32
  7. Android 3.0 named as Gingerbread is planned for released during October end 2010
  8. The first Android SDK was released on 12th November 2007
  9. Android market was announced on 28th August 2008
  10. Android 1.0 SDK was released on 23rd September 2008 aiding for developers to develop applications for Android OS

Navratri 2012

Navaratri in 2012 will start on Tuesday, the 16th of October and will continue for 9 days until Wednesday, the 24th of October. The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less. "Nava-ratri" literally means "nine nights." This festival is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of summer and again at the onset of winter.

Definition for navratri:

Web definitions:
Navratri, Navaratri, or Navarathri (Sanskrit: नवरात्रि, Bengali: নবরাত্রি, Gujarātī: નવરાત ...
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Android turns 4 today!

Happy Birthday, Android!

Google's mobile operating system known as Android was officially unveiled on November 5th, 2007 but Google has the sheer firepower. In just four short years, Google's Android mobile platform has overtaken the global smartphone market. The first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1, launched on Sept. 23, 2008, making today Android's 4th birthday.

It's fair to say that this mobile platform has taken the world by storm - in just a few years time, it's gone from a non-dominant player in the mobile OS market to the top smartphone platform in the U.S. and number two in the world. There are even predictions that it will overtake Nokia for the top slot worldwide by 2014.

It's always fun to look back and see how much the tech world has changed. But even as recently as 2008, when Android first hit the scene, most consumers still had regular cell phones instead of smartphones, Palm OS was still a contender, Research In Motion was on a BlackBerry Curve-fueled and Pearl-fueled upswing, and there was no such thing as an iPad. Mobile apps had yet to enter the public consciousness. Most phones were either 2G or 3G, not many had GPS yet, and any touch screen phone that wasn't an iPhone needed a stylus.

Since April 2009, each Android version has been developed under a codename based on a dessert or sweet treat. These versions have been released in alphabetical order: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo (frozen yogurt), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. The most recent update to the Android OS was Jelly Bean v4.1, which was announced in June 2012, and was released into the Android Open Source Project on July 9, 2012.

Android version history :
1 Android beta
2 Android 1.0
3 Android 1.1
4 Android 1.5 Cupcake
5 Android 1.6 Donut
6 Android 2.0/2.1 Eclair
7 Android 2.2.x Froyo
8 Android 2.3.x Gingerbread
9 Android 3.x Honeycomb
10 Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich
11 Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean
12 Android 4.x.x/5.x Kaju Katli