In computing and technology, android can mean one of the following:

  • A robot that appears human
  • The Android Operating system that was developed by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) and that can mainly be found on smart-phones and tablets. But it can also be found in televisions, smart-watches, cars, and many other electronic devices. The operating system (OS) is based on Linux, but has been customized for usability on touchscreen devices as outlined by Google (one of the founders of the OHA).

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