Android Features

Android Features

Let’s learn about Android features and what makes Android so popular and amazing,

Android Features

Multitasking

With Android, users can easily move from one task to another. More than one application runs simultaneously in Android.

Accessibility

Accessibility is useful for partial impaired and visually impaired users. Android has a built-in text-to-speech functionality, known as TalkBack for people with low or no vision. Android also has functionalities for users with hearing difficulties.

Supports connectivity technologies

Android supports the following technologies: GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, UMTS, NFC, IDEN, WiMAX, etc.

Bluetooth

With Android, send contacts between phones, send files, and transfer data to and from other devices. Two devices exchange information, when the pairing and connection of two devices are complete.

Supports Media Formats

Android supports the following media formats: WebM, H.263, H.264, AAC, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, MP3, MIDI, FLAC, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc.

Messaging

Android provides support to send and receive SMS and MMS. With that, Android Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), allows developers to send short messages to users with Android devices. GCM is the improved version of Android Cloud To Device Messaging (C2DM).

Multi-touch

Android supports multi-touch functionality, which is a multi-touch gesture when multiple pointers i.e. fingers touch the screen at the same time. With Android, you can easily detect gestures involving multiple pointers.

Voice Search

Voice search provided by Google since the initial release. The voice feature got amazing updates with the release of Android 2.2 (voice support for calling, texting, etc) and Android 4.1 (voice support to talk back and read answers).

Multiple Locales support

With Android, provide support for different locales .

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