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Google Andriod Features February 15, 2009

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Features

**Specifications taken from Wikipedia

Handset layouts

The platform is adaptable to larger, VGA, 2D graphics library, 3D graphics library based on OpenGL ES 1.0 specifications, and traditional smartphone layouts.

Storage

The Database Software SQLite is used for data storage purposes

Connectivity

Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

Messaging

SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging including threaded text messaging.

Web browser

Main article: WebKit

The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source WebKit application framework.
Dalvik virtual machine
Software written in Java can be compiled into Dalvik bytecodes and executed in the Dalvik virtual machine, which is a specialized VM implementation designed for mobile device use, although not technically a standard Java Virtual Machine.

Media support

Android will support audio/video/still media formats such as MPEG-4, H.264, MP3, AAC, OGG, AMR, JPEG, PNG, GIF.

Additional hardware support

Android can utilize video/still cameras, touchscreens, GPS, accelerometers, and accelerated 3D graphics.

Development environment

Includes a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and performance profiling, a plugin for the Eclipse IDE.

Market

Similar to the App Store on the iPhone, The Android Market is a catalog of applications that can be downloaded and installed to target hardware over-the-air, without the use of a PC. Currently only freeware applications are supported, although Google has announced plans to allow developers to offer paid applications as well.
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