The question sparking in everybody's mind nowadays is, "What is Android?" and "What's the point?" Luckily for you, I have the answer to both of the questions right here.

An Android, by definition, is a human looking robot. However, the answer you are looking for is what is Android in terms of phones. That is where it gets fun. In 2005, Google bought a corporation called Android Inc. and from that moment, the name of Android forever would change. In 2007, it was announced that the founding Open Hand Alliance (from now on OHA) would get a multitude of companies to "advance the standards of mobile devices."

Now all of that is fine and dandy, but what's the point? The point is that Google took a great idea and potential he saw in Android Inc, and financially backed it with the power of Google (hence the "powered by GoogleTM" you see on the back of most-if-not-all Android phones).

The OHA made a vow to develop and change mobile devices as we know it. To bring forth a new era of mobile phones, not to sound cheesy. They wanted to increase the speed of not only the phones, but the customer service, shipping, everything. They wanted to increase everything about a phone's pizazz without making them a fortune to buy.

Android is even listed as a best-seller among smartphones in 2010, with the largest growth rate out of any phone anywhere, and along with the ability of rooting, is the best choice for someone looking for a smart phone.

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