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Learning Android Intents by Wajahat Karim, Muhammad Usama bin Aftab

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Understanding the whys and whens of Android

Android is a Linux-based open source operating system, primarily targeted for touch screen mobiles and tablets. Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White founded the operating system in October 2003. The basic intention behind the idea of Android was to develop an operating system for digital content. This was because, at that time, mobiles were using Symbian and Windows Mobile as their operating systems.

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iPhone was released in June 2007 by Apple Inc. Android was released in November 2007 by Google Inc.

However, when they realized that there is not much of a market for devices such as cameras, they diverted their attention to mobile phones against Symbian and Windows Mobile. iPhone was not ...

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