Google Android OS Explained

Dec 20, 2011

Meet the new mobile operating system—What’s Android OS? In short, it’s what makes your Samsung Smartphone so smart. Introduced by Google in 2007 as an advanced mobile operating system, Android is an open source platform that turns your Samsung smartphone into a powerful web browser, game console, and personal assistant all in one.

An Android Joins the System*

Android uses a fun, easy interface to organise and manage applications on some of the world’s most powerful phones.

There are a few mobile operating systems out there—Android is the only one made by Google. Its web functionality is not just an add-on, but a primary part of the experience.

Have a favourite URL? Bookmark it for quick access any time. Prefer a wider view of a particular site? Just rotate your phone and automatically switch to landscape mode.

*Internet connection required. Data download and usage charges may apply.

All About the Apps*

The possibilities become limitless with access to the Android™ Market, a huge online bazaar filled with more than 150,000 applications—many of them free—to empower your phone.

Are you a sports fan? Live game updates are always just a few taps away with the Sky Sports app. Productivity, entertainment, social networking, and casual games are in the palm of your hands.

Before you even visit the Market, you can check out Android’s pre-loaded selection of applications, ranging from YouTube™ to Google Maps™ and search functions.

*Internet connection required. Data download and usage charges may apply. Subscription charges may apply for purchase and usage of certain apps.

Always Improving

Your Android smartphone will continue to improve. Android is an open platform, meaning that both Google and its partners are constantly making improvements.

Since its open source release in 2008, Android has had numerous updates—each bursting with new features and enhanced performance.

Ever Ready and Future-Forward

So what is Android? It’s having the information you need at your fingertips. It’s the comfort of knowing that your phone’s operating system will constantly be up to date. And it’s about being connected today, always ready for tomorrow.