Know About Android OS
Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform. With Android you can use all the Google apps you know and love, plus there are more than 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play to keep you entertained, alongside millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies. Android devices are already smart, and will only get smarter, with new features you won’t find on any other platform, letting you focus on what’s important and putting you in control of your mobile experience.
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Take Google with you on your mobile device: all the Google product you know and love, designed to work best on Android phones and tablets.
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Search the webThe fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web and your phone or tablet. Enjoy the power of Google search wherever you are.Learn more.Browse fast on your Android phone or tablet with Chrome. Bring your personalized Chrome experience with you anywhere you go.Learn more.
Navigate your WorldNever get lost as you go to new places and old favorites. Get voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation to your destination, powerful local search with full place reviews and summaries from Zagat editors, detailed maps with 3D buildings, live traffic information and more with Google Maps for Android. Learn more.
Connect & ShareStay connected and share epic moments as they happen. Start a group video chat on the go with up to nine people at once with Google+ Hangouts, and never lose another mobile photo with Instant Upload. Learn more.
Be entertainedGet all your apps & entertainment in one place. Google Play brings you the world’s largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines – plus over 600,000 apps and games. With Google Play, you can now read, listen and watch anywhere you want — on your tablet, phone, or on the web at play.google.com — no wires, no syncing and no storage costs. Learn more.YouTube puts millions of videos at your fingertips, available on the go wherever you are. Learn more.
Create & CollaborateGoogle Drive gives you one place to create, share, collaborate and keep your stuff, accessible on all your devices. Learn more.With Gmail, get smarter email wherever you are, integrated with contacts and apps on your Android phone or tablet. Learn more.
Your stuff, always available, no wires neededWhen you sign in to your phone or tablet with Google, you can access all of your Google stuff (contacts, photos, Gmail and more) quickly and easily. You can also enjoy all of your favorite entertainment across your Android devices and even your computer — no wires, no syncing.
Play everywhere you goGoogle Play is the easiest way to enjoy all your favorites — no wires, no hassle, just pure entertainment. You can now read, listen and watch anywhere you want — on your tablet, phone, or in any browser at play.google.com. Forget about cables and syncing: your favorite music, movies, books, apps and games are instantly available across all of your devices and on the web.
The World’s Most Popular PlatformMillions of people already use Android because it makes your mobile device so much more powerful and useful. On Android, the home screen, web browser, email and everything in between are designed to make your life easier. And because Android is open, you can create a unique mobile experience that’s just right for you.
WidgetsPut the important stuff right within reach and interact with your favorite apps directly from your home screen with widgets — see the latest sport scores, view your favorite photos, check the weather or peek at your inbox all without having to open different apps or leave the home screen.
NotificationsAn easy-to-read notification tray gives you quick access to your calls, incoming texts, and new emails in a non-intrusive way.
Multi-taskingWith Android, you can quickly and seamlessly switch between apps and pick up whatever you were doing. Juggling multiple tasks at once on a mobile device has never been easier.
Voice typing and actionsControl your Android device with your voice. Simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text — more than 30 languages supported. Text appears in real time, so there’s no waiting.
Photos and videosCapture special moments with great photos and videos, explore your shots and quickly share your favorites in any way that you want.
Beyond SmartYour Android device is already smart, and it’s only going to get smarter. Android was the first to bring you features on certain devices like Face Unlock — which uses facial recognition to let you unlock your device with a smile, Android Beam — which lets you share contacts, directions and more by touching two devices together, and Google Now — which brings you just the right information, before you even ask. Check out what’s new in Android.
Choose the Android device that’s right for youAndroid powers devices from some of the best handset and tablet manufacturers in the world, like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, Asus and more. Android devices come in all shapes and sizes, with vibrant high-resolution displays and cameras, giving you the flexibility to choose the one that’s just right for you. Flip-out keyboard or on-screen, from smartphone to tablet and at every possible price point, there’s an Android device for everyone. Android lets you choose the best smartphones and tablets through a global partnership network of over 300 carriers in over 169 countries.