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Features of Android

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Features of android operating system

Android General Features:-

1.    Messaging:-   SMS, & MMS are available in messaging.

2.    Auto-Correction and Dictionary:-   Android Operating System has an interesting feature called Auto-Correction. When any word is misspelled, then Android recommends the meaningful and correct words matching the words that are available in Dictionary.

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

4.    Voice-based features:-  Google search through voice has been available since the initial release. Voice actions for calling, texting, navigation, etc

5.    Multi-touch:-  Android has native support for multi-touch which was initially made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero. The feature was originally disabled at the kernel level (possibly to avoid infringing Apple’s patents on touch-screen technology at the time).

6.    Multitasking:-  Multitasking of applications, with unique handling of memory allocation, is available. Users can jump from one task to another and same time various applications can run simultaneously.

7.    Screen capture:-  Android supports capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and home-screen buttons at the same time.  Prior to Android 4.0, the only method of capturing a screenshot.

 

8.    Video calling:-  Android does not support native video calling, but some handsets have a customized version of the operating system that supports it, either via the  UMTS network or over IP. Video calling through Google Talk is available in Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) and later.

9.    Multiple language support:-  Android supports multiple languages.

10.  Accessibility:-  Built-in text-to-speech is provided by TalkBack for people with low or no vision. Enhancements for people with hearing difficulties are available, as are other aids.

Android Connectivity Features:-

1.     Connectivity:–   Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, NFC, IDEN and WiMAX.

2.     Bluetooth:-  Supports voice dialling and sending contacts between phones, playing music, sending files (OPP), accessing the phone book (PBAP), A2DP and AVRCP. Keyboard, mouse and joystick (HID) support is available in Android 3.1+, and in earlier versions through manufacturer customizations and third-party applications.

 

3.    Tethering:-  Android supports tethering, which allows a phone to be used as a wireless/wired Wi-Fi hotspot. Before Android 2.2 this was supported by third-party applications or manufacturer customizations.

Android Other Features:-

Near Field Communication (NFC)

Today Most Android devices support NFC, NFC is electronic device to easily interact across short distances. The main aim is to create a payment option that is simpler than carrying credit cards or cash, and while the market hasn’t exploded as many experts had predicted, there may be an alternative in the works, in the form of ( Bluetooth Low Energy )BLE

Alternate Keyboards 

 Android supports multiple keyboards and makes them easy to install; the SwiftKey, Skype, etc. apps all offer ways to quickly change up your keyboard style. Other mobile operating systems either don’t permit extra keyboards at all, or the process to install and use them are tedious and time-consuming

Infrared Transmission

The Android operating system supports a built-in infrared transmitter, allowing you to use your phone or tablet as a remote control.

Beautiful UI

Android OS basic screen provides a beautiful and intuitive user interface. You can create an awesome UI Screen in Android

Storage 

SQLite a lightweight relational database, is used for data storage purposes, and also used system memory  and share preferences and Now that used ROOM Database for local store

Resizable widgets

Widgets are resizable, so users can expand them to show more content and save space. automatic resize screen in android according to screen size. From time to time Android add more feature on every updated version basically android is launched 2 new  Android version is very years