android

android

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A robot in human form. The word is derived from the words "anthrop" (human being) and "-oid" (likeness).


"Droid" is an another term that became popular after the Star Wars movie and is now widely used within science fiction. The word "droid" was just short for "android" in the movie and it has been used in referring to any kind of robot, including the robots in human appearance.
android

android

Android is a Linux based mobile operating system initially engineered by Android Inc. to be used in touchscreen mobile devices. Android Inc. was bought by Google in 2005 and the Android Operating System was released to the public in 2007.


The founders of Android Inc. Andy Rubin, Nick Sears, Rich Miner, and Chris White stayed at Google. Andy Rubin was head of the Android team until his leaving in 2014.


The Android logo was created by a Google employee, Irina Blok. She explained that she was inspired by the restroom signs representing “Men” and “Women”.
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