Thursday, April 30, 2015

Android Version History

The version history of the Android mobile operating system began with the release of the Android beta in November 2007. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008. Android is under ongoing development by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), and has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since its initial release.

The most recent major Android update is Android 5.0 "Lollipop", which was released on November 3, 2014. Since April 2009, Android versions have been developed under a confectionery-themed code name and released in alphabetical order, beginning with Android 1.5 "Cupcake"; the earlier versions 1.0 and 1.1 were not released under specific code names:

  • Alpha (1.0)
  • Beta (1.1)
  • Cupcake (1.5)
  • Donut (1.6)
  • Eclair (2.0–2.1)
  • Froyo (2.2–2.2.3)
  • Gingerbread (2.3–2.3.7)
  • Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4)
  • Jelly Bean (4.1–4.3.1)
  • KitKat (4.4–4.4.4, 4.4W–4.4W.2)
  • Lollipop (5.0–5.1)

On September 3, 2013, Google announced that one billion activated Android devices were in use worldwide.[2] In January 2015, Android devices accounted for approximately 62% of the US smartphone and tablet market, 82.7% of the Chinese market, and 73.3% of the European market.

source:Wikipedia

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

APUS Launcher-GP


APUS Launcher-GP

It's an application that basically will change the look of your Android device's operating system, so it is much more colorful, the better and more easily manageable and intuitive in some programs.

This application allows you to change the theme, you can choose from many different options with the touch of a button. You will also be able to change the different screen aspect as all the icons that you may have, for example, puts you in a circle icon to access it by rotating them and explore it.

How cool, is not it? to get the application, please you can download it for free here.

Friday, April 24, 2015

About .apk and the Google Play Store

If you have smartphone or android phone may already be familiar with the term APK and google play store, because the cell phone attached to an extension .apk application and google play store. But do you know what exactly a file with the extension .apk? and what google play store? Here we try to peel what is .apk, how to download and install it ?, as well as about the surrounding google play store.

What the .apk file?
A device has a program that is often referred to as the operating system (OS), as long as we recognize that the windows or linux or Macintos an operating system of the computer, where the files with the extension .exe is an application that supports this operating system. but on the latest mobile phone has android operating system, which is an application that can be installed on this androind is a file with the extension .apk.

How to download and install the .apk file? and What Google Play Store?
As with any .exe file, the .apk file also may be obtained from various sources. But we do not know whether the source is trustworthy or not, the .apk files that come from untrusted sources may contain malicious software ( malware ) that can jeopardize the security of the phone system. Google play store an official from the android market in which we can get some .apk application, so that it can be trusted to minimize the threat of software intruders, as well as malware. To download it, we visit first market that is official Google Play Store , then enter in the search box applications that we're looking for, if it is found, then choose the application which will then be automatically downloaded and forwarded to install.

So, hopefully it's useful, if there are deficiencies or mistakes, please correction, thanks !!!