What is Android

The platform that’s changing what mobile can do.

Powering your phone, tablet, watch, TV and car.

When a device goes from just working to actually making life easier, Android is behind it. It’s the reason that your GPS avoids traffic, your watch can text and your Assistant can answer questions. It’s the operating system inside 2.5 billion active devices. From 5G phones to stunning tablets, Android powers them all.


Your phone stays safe with built-in security.

When you have Android, you have security that’s there right out of the box and never stops working. Google Play Protect scans all your apps, the software gets regular security updates and the platform is always improving. It’s like a security guard that never takes a break, a nap or a holiday.

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You stay in control of your data.

On Android, you get to decide when and if your data is shared, such as your Web and app activity or Location History. If an app accesses your location while you're not using it, you’ll get a notification. And if you ever want to change permissions, all your privacy settings are in one place. It’s privacy, with you in the driving seat.

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Technology that’s useful.
For everyone.

Everyone has their own way of using their devices. That’s why we build accessible features and products that work for the various ways that people want to experience the world. Screen readers, sound mufflers, even AR walking guides. Because when it comes to technology, there’s no one-size-fits-all.

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Phones and tablets.
Find yours.

An AR-gaming phone. A tablet that can withstand a construction site. Android powers choices for anything that you could possibly want.