Features of Android

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ANDROID – Hello World Example

Why Android Development is having boom these days, some features which make android unique. Android is a powerful operating system competing with Apple 4GS and supports great features. A few of them are listed below:

Beautiful UI

Android OS basic screen provides a beautiful and intuitive user interface.

Connectivity

GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC, and WiMAX.

Storage

SQLite, a lightweight relational database, is used for data storage purposes.

Media support

H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB, AAC, HE-AAC, AAC 5.1, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP

Messaging

SMS and MMS

Web browser

Based on the open-source WebKit layout engine, coupled with Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine supporting HTML5 and CSS3.

Multi-touch

Android has native support for multi-touch which was initially made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero.

Multi-tasking

Users can jump from one task to another and same time various applications 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

Support 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.



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