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Android is a mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel and developed by Google.
Launched 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 OS).
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.

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