In short, it's what makes your Smartphone so smart. Introduced by Google in 2007 as the ultimate mobile operating system, Android is an open source platform that turns your phone into a powerful web browser, game console, and personal assistant all in one.
Who is the founder of Android?
Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance—a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.
What is the newest version of Android?
The latest released version, 4.4.4 KitKat, appeared as a security-only update; it was released on June 19, 2014, shortly after the release of 4.4.3. As of October 2014[update], newest version of the Android operating system, Android 5.0 "Lollipop", is available only as a developer preview.