From using GPS on your phone for tracking, google maps to avoid long distance, your smart watch by which you can even text your friend and also you can make a call to using cybertecture mirror, smart home appliances, smart TVs, smart glasses and game consoles, behind all these, there is a single term which regulates all our advanced technology and also never forget to make our life smooth, customisable and comfortable is ‘Android Operating System’.
Android is a mobile operating system which has modified version of the Linux Kernel, designed for touch screen mobile and devices.Its initial release date is September 23,2008 and the latest release version is Android 11 (September, 8,2020). It is basically written in Java, C, C++, XML, Python, Shell, Script, Go, Make, D.
The top 10 devices that android is making better are –watches, smart glasses, home appliances, cars, homes, cameras, smart TVs, DECT phones, game consoles, cybertecture mirror.
- Watches: we are living in such an era where we need everything to be advanced and modern, so why not our gadgets. Android puts its effort to make smart watches like MOTO ACTV that is so advanced because someone will think twice about it before calling it a watch due to its multifunctional features. This device provides a GPS Tracker, MP3 player.
- Smart glasses: for now, we can make an idea about smart glasses and about its features. Smart glasses will have a GPS tracker, google maps, video camera, heads up display, processor, RAM and storage similar to smart phones.
- Game consoles: we are using our smart phones for gaming purposes, but we can get a real portable game console for gaming which runs android operating system.
- Smart TVs: now a days, smart TVs are in trend. One can run apps, games on smart TVs. One can connect wirelessly to laptops and smartphones such as-
- Powered by a dual-core Snapdragon processor
- Over 100 apps pre-installed, with more available via Lenovo’s App Store.
- 5-MP camera for video-chatting
- Face-recognition that enables easy parental locking
- On-Demand Video service
- Voice-controlled remote control with built-in touchpad
- 8GB of built-in storage space
5.Cameras: smart cameras are very easy to make a confusion with smart phones due to its extra modern features such as-
- 850/1900/2100MHz WCDMA and 850/900/1800/1900 GSM radio
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio
- 512 MB RAM
- 512 MB built-in storage, expandable to 32 GB via SD
- 800X400 3.2-inch touchscreen
- 16 MP sensor, F3.1-F5.6 aperture, 3X optical and 5X digital zoom.
1.We can install Linux on our android phone without root.
2.We can use our LED flash and camera for heart rate monitoring.
3.We can easily track our Android smartphone.
4.We can see the notifications that we swiped away.
5.We can use the navigation buttons as app shortcuts.
6.We can lower the display resolution of our phone.
7.We can improve graphics in our phone.
Limitations of android operating system:
- All the apps available in the store are not compatible.
- If you are playing games, having high resolution graphics then you have to suffer the overheating of your smartphones and also the phone’s battery life will be hurt.
- You might be noticed it that after closing one application, it is also running in the background as Android is a heavy operating system. For this battery is also decreased.
- Storage issue is one of the most known issues which is experienced by so many Android users.
- Storing large files, videos are very hard to store in android devices having low storage.
- Android app store is open for all publishers so we can’t easily believe that the apps that we are using is not plagued with malware.
No doubt android is very advanced and it gives us a large field to explore everything but it has also some drawbacks. But we can’t never forget the services that we get from androids from enjoying games with a large screen to enjoying multifeatured services in worldwide at anywhere, anytime.