Android Overview Updated July 6, 2016


Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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According to a report this afternoon out of Android Police, Google is in the process of developing two new Android Wear devices with the company’s recently-announced “assistant” built in. The site’s “multiple sources” say that the watches will be launching sometime later this year (“after the new Nexus phones”), with one being more fully featured and physically larger than the other, more modest offering…

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Last week brought the first concrete rumors about possible specs for this year’s Nexus devices made by HTC — codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. Android Police now has details and the first renders of what the two devices will look like. This year’s phones will seemingly be made of metal with either a glass or plastic rear pane and interestingly only a ‘G’ logo in lieu of Nexus branding…

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Android One has yet to take off since its announcement in 2014 with Google loosening restrictions for manufactures late last year. Now, the effort to make low cost hardware with stock software is coming to Japan with the Sharp 507SH for local carrier Y! Mobile. The phone features a water and dust proof design, 13MP camera, and 3,010 battery rated at three days of usage.

In a statement, Google told us it’s “proud to partner with OEMs around the world, such as Softbank, to offer high quality phones that are fast, responsive and run pure Android as Google intended.”

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