Android open source

Android is open source?

Android OS is a Linux-based platform for mobile phones. It is was released under the Apache v2 open source license. 

This technology was developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a coalition of hardware, software and telecommunications companies. More than 30 companies were involved in the OHA.

The platform includes an operating system based upon Linux, a GUI, a Web browser and end user applications that can be downloaded.

Although the initial demonstrations of featured a generic QWERTY smartphone and large VGA screen.The operating system was written to run on relatively inexpensive handsets with conventional numeric keypads.


Android is basically a piece of software which allows your hardware to function. The Android OS gives you access to apps, including many of Google’s own creation.

It is a mobile operating system which is found on a variety of modern devices, the most popular being smartphones.These allow you to look for information on the web, play music and videos, check your location on a map, etc.