Introducing Android

The world's most powerful mobile platform

There's no other software quite like Android. Google engineered Android, and Google’s own apps run best on it. And with millions of apps, games, songs, and videos on Google Play, Android is great for fun, and for getting things done.

Android devices come in all kinds of sizes, with all sorts of features, and at all sorts of prices. Each version of Android is named after a dessert, and the most recent version of Android is Jelly Bean. With Android, you’re in control of your mobile experience.

Android Devices

Introducing Android

The world's most powerful mobile platform

There's no other software quite like Android. Google engineered Android, and Google’s own apps run best on it. And with millions of apps, games, songs, and videos on Google Play, Android is great for fun, and for getting things done.

Android devices come in all kinds of sizes, with all sorts of features, and at all sorts of prices. Each version of Android is named after a dessert, and the most recent version of Android is Jelly Bean. With Android, you’re in control of your mobile experience.

Your stuff, always available, no wires needed

When 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 go

Google Play is the easiest way to enjoy all your favorites: more than 700,000 apps and games, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, the world's largest collection of eBooks, and a growing selection of magazines. With Google Play, there's 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.

Powerful, simple, and beautiful

Millions of people use Android because it’s so powerful yet still so easy. The home screen, apps, and widgets are simple to use right out of the box, but completely customizable. With Android, you can create a unique mobile experience that’s just right for you.

Widgets

Put 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.

Widgets

Put 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.

Widgets
Notifications

An easy-to-read notification tray gives you quick access to your calls, incoming texts, and new emails in a non-intrusive way.

Notifications
Notifications

An easy-to-read notification tray gives you quick access to your calls, incoming texts, and new emails in a non-intrusive way.

Multi-tasking

With 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.

Multi-tasking

With 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.

Multitasking
Voice typing and actions

Control 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.

Voice
Voice typing and actions

Control 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 videos

Capture special moments with great photos and videos, explore your shots and quickly share your favorites in any way that you want.

Photos and videos

Capture special moments with great photos and videos, explore your shots and quickly share your favorites in any way that you want.

Photos

Beyond Smart

Your 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 you

Android powers devices from some of the best phone and tablet makers in the world, like Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Asus, and more. Android devices comes 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. With smartphones and tablets at every possible price point, and support for physical and virtual keyboards, there’s an Android device for everyone. Android lets you choose what’s right for you through a global partnership network of over 300 carriers, in over 169 countries.

     
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