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Android is a mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel and developed by Google.
in June 2007 following the takeover by Google in 2005 of the startup of
the same name, the system was first designed for smartphones and
touchscreen tablets, then diversified into connected objects and
computers such as televisions ( Android TV), cars (Android Auto),
Chromebooks (Chrome OS which uses Android apps) and smartwatches (Wear
In 2015, Android was the most widely used mobile operating
system in the world, ahead of Apple’s iOS, with more than 80% market
share in smartphones across all versions and adaptations.