Android 4.4.2 home screen
|Company / developer||Google|
Open Handset Alliance
|Written in||C (core), C++, Java (UI)|
|Soorce model||Open soorce an in maist devices wi proprietary components|
|Initial release||23 September 2008|
|Latest release||6.0.1 "Marshmallow" / December 9, 2015|
|Latest preview||Android N / Mairch 9, 2016|
|Available in||Multi-lingual (46 leids)|
|Package manager||Google Play, APK|
|Platforms||32-bit ARM, MIPS, x86, x86-64|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (modified Linux kernel)|
|Userland||Bionic libc, mksh shell, native core utilities wi a few frae NetBSD|
|Default uiser interface||Graphical (Multi-touch)|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Modified Linux kernel unner GNU GPL v2
Android is a mobile operatin seestem (OS) based on the Linux kernel that is currently developed bi Google. It is feckly uised for touch-screen devices, sic as smartphones an tablet computers, but haes an aa been developit for uiss wi ither Google hardware includin televeesions (Android TV) an wearables (Android Wear).
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- "Licenses". Android Open Source Project. Open Handset Alliance. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
The preferred license for the Android Open Source Project is the Apache Software License, 2.0. ... Why Apache Software License? ... For userspace (that is, non-kernel) software, we do in fact prefer ASL2.0 (and similar licenses like BSD, MIT, etc.) over other licenses such as LGPL. Android is about freedom and choice. The purpose of Android is promote openness in the mobile world, but we don't believe it's possible to predict or dictate all the uses to which people will want to put our software. So, while we encourage everyone to make devices that are open and modifiable, we don't believe it is our place to force them to do so. Using LGPL libraries would often force them to do so.