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Features of Android

Android is equipped with many features like -

  1. It is open source.
  2. Anyone can customize the android platform.
  3. There are a lot of mobile applications that can be chosen by the consumer.

Some more features of android along with the description are listed below-

  • Attractive UI - Provides beautiful Screen and Perceptive UI.
  • Connectivity - CDMA,GSM/EDGE, UMTS,IDEN, EV-DO, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth(includes both A2DP and AVRCP), LTE, WiMAX and NFC.
  • Storage - A light weight relational database SQLite.
  • Media Support - H.263, H.264 (in 3GP and MP4 container), MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB, AAC, HE-AAC, AAC 5.1, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP.
  • Messaging - MMS and SMS.
  • Web Browser - Based on the open source WebKit Maxthon web browser is one of the highest rated browsers for Android today. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, UC Web, Opera Mini, IE(Internet Explorer), Dolphin, UC Web and Boat.
  • Multi-touch - It has native support for multi-touch.
  • Multi-tasking - User can certainly move/jump from one task to another and at the same time various application can run simultaneously.
  • Resizable widgets - Widgets are resizable, so users can expand them to show more content or shrink them to save space.
  • Multi-Language - Supports single direction and bi-directional text.
  • GCM - Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a service that lets developers send short message data to their users on Android devices, without needing a proprietary sync solution.
  • Wi-Fi Direct - A technology that lets apps discover and pair directly, over a high-bandwidth peer-to-peer connection.
  • Android Beam - A popular NFC-based technology that lets users instantly share, just by touching two NFC-enabled phones together.
  • Hardware Support - Accelerometer Sensor, Camera, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, and GPS
  • Flash Support - Android is supported for flash.
  • Tethering - Supports sharing of Internet connections as a wired/wireless hotspot


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