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Android powers millions of phones, tablets, and other devices and brings the power of Google and the web into your hands. With an amazingly fast browser, cloud sync, multi-tasking, easy connect & share, and the latest Google apps (and thousands of other apps available on Google Play) your Android powered device is beyond smart.
Android alternatives are:
iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry
Here are the latest news about Android:

23.08.16 Android 7.0 Nougat brings more security to work


Google is unveiling the new version of its mobile operation system Android 7.0 Nougat with strengthened security features, improved management capabilities and increased user control that can boost productivity for your employees. With Android Nougat, if your company uses VPN, your work network traffic data is better protected from the time a device boots up, thanks to the new always on VPN feature. In addition to new security features, Android Nougat brings the ability to open and resize two Android apps on the same screen gives employees more information to make smarter business decisions while multitasking. It’s easier to collaborate with team members too. Searching for work contacts can be done in both the personal dialer and messenger app. Plus employees have access to corporate directory contacts for incoming calls.


2016 Google announced the next version of Android


Google introduced the new version of its mobile OS - Android N. It's now available for developer preview. Among the changes in Android N are improved notifications. Using “direct reply notifications,” for example, means developers can now allow their users to reply to incoming notifications right from the notifications shade. Developers can now also bundle notifications from the same app together. Android N will also offer a split-screen view. Apps that support this will be able to run side-by-side with other apps on both tablets and phones (and developers can set the minimum allowable dimensions for their apps). Multi-windows support is something users have long asked for — especially on tablets. Google’s own Pixel-C, for example, would make a far better productivity device with this feature.



2015 Android Marshmallow features supercharged Google Now


The latest version of Android (Marshmallow) marks the debut of Now on Tap, which gives Android users additional information about whatever they're doing — texting, listening to music, reading news - in a single tap. The feature will first be available on Nexus handsets, since Nexus devices are the first to get the Marshmallow update. Think of Now on Tap as an opt-in, supercharged version of Google Now, which proactively provides search results based on your previous behavior. In previous versions of Android, Google Now may have sent alerts for traffic conditions for your commute home or offered up a playlist from one of your music apps as you leave the office.



2015 Google launched Android For Work


Google launched Android for Work - a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The general idea behind Android for Work is to allow employees to use both their personal apps and business apps on the same device while keeping both the business data secure and their personal data outside of the hands of their employees. Android for Work enables features like IT policies and sharing restrictions that segregate the business data from everything else on the device. It support for work profiles that isolate personal and work data and give IT the ability to manage this, provides a Google Play for Work store, and a set of new productivity tools for enterprise users.



2014 Google unveiled Android for smartwatches



The new platform is called Android Wear and at the moment it's available for developers, that can start to create apps for smartwatches. Android Wear's interface is optimized for the small watch screen and assumes that user will control the watch via touch screen and voice commands (via Google Now). Obviously, soon the large number of Android-smartwatches manufactured by LG, Samsung, HTC will appear on the market (like it happened with smartphones and tablets). How these watches can be useful for manager or businessman? First, as a fashion accessory. Secondly, as a personal organizer - and smartphone satellite. For example, the watch can show messages, alerts and even phone calls. You can also ask your smartwatch different questions like "How much is 200 euros in dollars?" or other tricky questions. And finally, probably, these watches will be more convenient to watch the time.