Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. 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. The first publicly available smartphone running Android, the HTC Dream, was released on October 22, 2008.
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  • Hey Canada, get tappin’ this spring with Android Pay

    … T-shirt. Check. Flip flops. Check. Android phone. Check. As Canadians exchange parkas and scarves for t-shirts and flip flops this spring, we have some news that may lighten their pockets, too. Whether you’re heading out to buy groceries or grabbing a cup of coffee with friends, now your Android phone is all you need to walk out the door…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
  • 5 Fun and Addictive Game Apps to Keep You Sharp!

    …. Want some tips and tricks to master 1010!? Check out the developer’s page: 1010! Tips, Tricks and Such 1010! is available free with an in-app purchase available to remove ads. 1010! for iPhone and iPad 1010! for Android 1010! for Amazon Fire tablets Monkey Wrench Monkey Wrench is a word search game with a twist: you have to clear…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 16 readers -
  • Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

    … Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones. Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
  • What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences

    … Thousands of apps and millions of stores accept Android Pay, a simpler and more secure mobile payment experience. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. And in addition to our already announced Visa and Mastercard partnerships, we’ll soon enable a streamlined mobile…

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 26 readers -
  • Google Announces New Tech for Your Future!

    … Google started its annual I/O Developers Conference yesterday by announcing new tech that takes us into the future. Many of these announcements involve updates to existing tech, making the tech you already have more useful. At the conference, Google announced that Android has over 2 billion monthly active devices now. Google made this fun video…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Techin Google- 16 readers -
  • Android: celebrating a big milestone together with you

    … When I started working at Google in early 2007, it was before Android, before iOS. Mobile was still niche. And while many of us had a sense that mobile was going to be big, I’m not sure we really realized just how big it was going to get. Fast forward to today, and there are now 2 billion monthly active Android devices globally…

    The Official Google Blog- 23 readers -
  • Netflix to stop working on certain Android devices

    … Video streaming service Netflix is available on just about every modern electronic device known to man. It’s available on laptops, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, smart phones and tablets. Nowadays, you might even be able to stream Netflix on a 1985 Betamax that you found at a thrift store. Netflix recently announced they will no longer…

    Greg's Corner- 15 readers -
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