Features of Android

As Android is open source and freely available to manufacturers for customization, there are no fixed hardware and software configurations. However, Android itself supports the following   features:

➤      Storage — Uses SQLite, a lightweight relational database, for data storage. Chapter 6 discusses data storage in more detail.

➤      Connectivity — Supports GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS,   Bluetooth (includes A2DP and AVRCP), WiFi, LTE, and WiMAX. Chapter 8 discusses networking in more detail.

➤      Messaging — Supports both SMS and MMS. Chapter 8 discusses messaging in more detail.

➤      Web browser — Based on the open-source WebKit, together with Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine

Media support — Includes support for the following media: H.263, H.264 (in 3GP or MP4 container), MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB (in 3GP container), AAC, HE-AAC (in MP4 or   3GP  container),  MP3,  MIDI,  Ogg  Vorbis,  WAV,  JPEG,  PNG,  GIF,  and BMP

➤      Hardware support — Accelerometer Sensor, Camera, Digital Compass,     Proximity Sensor, and  GPS

➤      Multitouch — Supports multi-touch screens

➤      Multitasking — Supports multi-tasking applications

➤      Flash support — Android 2.3 supports Flash 10.1.

➤      Tethering — Supports sharing of Internet connections as a wired/wireless hotspot

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