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Android
Android powers millions of phones, tablets, and other devices and brings the power of Google and the web into your hands. With an amazingly fast browser, cloud sync, multi-tasking, easy connect & share, and the latest Google apps (and thousands of other apps available on Google Play) your Android powered device is beyond smart.
Android alternatives are:
iOS, Windows, Blackberry
Here are the latest news about Android:

22.08.17 New Android Oreo enables picture-in-picture multitasking


Google officially released the new 8.0 version of Android - Android Oreo. Oreo brings notification dots to your phone, so you can see which apps have new stuff for you. It enables picture-in-picture multitasking. Like iOS, Android Oreo gives users more control over push notifications, so your phone won't buzz you every second of every day. It improves Android's battery management, stiffens its security, and speeds up boot processes and text input. It also brings lots of tinker-friendly settings, like alternative lock-screen shortcut and fingerprint scanner gestures. But for now less than 15 percent of Android phones are eligible for the new version.


2016 Android 7.0 Nougat brings more security to work


Google is unveiling the new version of its mobile operation system Android 7.0 Nougat with strengthened security features, improved management capabilities and increased user control that can boost productivity for your employees. With Android Nougat, if your company uses VPN, your work network traffic data is better protected from the time a device boots up, thanks to the new always on VPN feature. In addition to new security features, Android Nougat brings the ability to open and resize two Android apps on the same screen gives employees more information to make smarter business decisions while multitasking. It’s easier to collaborate with team members too. Searching for work contacts can be done in both the personal dialer and messenger app. Plus employees have access to corporate directory contacts for incoming calls.


2016 Google announced the next version of Android


Google introduced the new version of its mobile OS - Android N. It's now available for developer preview. Among the changes in Android N are improved notifications. Using “direct reply notifications,” for example, means developers can now allow their users to reply to incoming notifications right from the notifications shade. Developers can now also bundle notifications from the same app together. Android N will also offer a split-screen view. Apps that support this will be able to run side-by-side with other apps on both tablets and phones (and developers can set the minimum allowable dimensions for their apps). Multi-windows support is something users have long asked for — especially on tablets. Google’s own Pixel-C, for example, would make a far better productivity device with this feature.


2015 Android Marshmallow features supercharged Google Now


The latest version of Android (Marshmallow) marks the debut of Now on Tap, which gives Android users additional information about whatever they're doing — texting, listening to music, reading news - in a single tap. The feature will first be available on Nexus handsets, since Nexus devices are the first to get the Marshmallow update. Think of Now on Tap as an opt-in, supercharged version of Google Now, which proactively provides search results based on your previous behavior. In previous versions of Android, Google Now may have sent alerts for traffic conditions for your commute home or offered up a playlist from one of your music apps as you leave the office.


2015 Google launched Android For Work


Google launched Android for Work - a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The general idea behind Android for Work is to allow employees to use both their personal apps and business apps on the same device while keeping both the business data secure and their personal data outside of the hands of their employees. Android for Work enables features like IT policies and sharing restrictions that segregate the business data from everything else on the device. It support for work profiles that isolate personal and work data and give IT the ability to manage this, provides a Google Play for Work store, and a set of new productivity tools for enterprise users.


2014 Google unveiled Android for smartwatches



2014 Nokia unveils first Android-phone to lead users to Microsoft's cloud



2013 Google wants to unify Android on all devices in one year



2013 Now it will be more difficult to loose and steal your Android



2013 Android works on notebooks. On top of Windows



2012 Google Play allows to create enterprise app stores



2012 iPad Mini vs Nexus 7. Why compare them?



2012 Apple will kill Android or just advertise it?



2012 Google unveiled the own tablet - Nexus 7



2012 Samsung is the new Mobile King. Nokia and Apple - are behind



2011 Motorola pushes Android to the Enterprise



2011 Google buys Motorola to protect Android



2011 Cisco Cius - enterprise tablet for videoconferencing



2011 Android Honeycomb - the end of iPad's monopoly



2011 Amazon opens elite Android App Store



2010 Google Nexus One - no revolution for Enterprise