In 2010, when Google started rolling out its Android smartphone platform to the masses, many assumed it would quickly replace the existing desktop operating system.
The Google-owned Android software has since been used by over 200 million users worldwide.
But when Google released the first version of its Android operating system in 2012, it was met with widespread confusion about the nature of its new operating system and how to run it.
Google initially marketed Android as a mobile device, but when it released the OS in 2015, it made clear that it wanted to make it a desktop computer, and it offered no guidance on how to do so.
“The Android desktop is going to be a desktop operating environment,” Google engineer Tom Gundersen explained at the time.
“But the first thing we’re going to do is make sure that the Android desktop will run on a PC.”
What exactly does that mean?
Android is a mobile OS for devices that run Android.
It’s an open platform, meaning that it can run on devices that haven’t been certified to run Windows or Mac OS X. This means that Android is able to run on the devices that Microsoft owns, and this means that there’s an overlap between the OS and Microsoft’s operating system—Microsoft is able do much of the work on Android and its Windows and Mac OS versions.
That’s because Android runs on the same hardware that runs Windows, Mac, and Linux.
But what does it actually run on?
Android runs at least partially on a platform that’s completely different from the one used by Windows, Linux, and Mac, but that doesn’t mean it runs the same code.
For example, it uses a custom kernel, the ARMv8 architecture, that was originally designed for smartphones and tablets.
That platform is also used in Android’s hardware, so that’s where the difference comes in.
It also uses a modified version of the Android runtime, which is a collection of libraries that are shared between Android and the operating system, to do some of the heavy lifting in the system.
But it’s not the same as running Windows, Android, or Linux on a desktop system.
Instead, the Android platform is used in a similar way to run applications written for Android.
The Android runtime runs on a subset of the platform called “native code,” which is used by Android applications, but also includes the same libraries as the Windows Runtime and Linux kernel.
In addition to Android’s runtime, it also includes a version of Java called JRE that is designed to be run on Windows.
Because these two versions of the Java runtime are not designed to run in the same computer, there is an overlap in the way that they run.
That overlap is what makes Android run on desktop computers.
What makes Android different?
The Android platform’s similarity to Windows and Linux has led to the perception that Android’s platform is inherently similar to Windows or Linux.
And that perception has been fueled by the fact that both of these operating systems are developed by a single company, Google.
But the reality is that Android isn’t a Windows or a Linux OS.
In fact, the differences are much more subtle than those that exist between Windows and Windows.
The main difference between Android, and the Linux operating system that comes bundled with it, is that in order for Android to run, a large amount of hardware must be involved.
Hardware for the Linux system consists of a computer running the Linux kernel and software that runs the various Linux-based applications.
Hardware that runs Android’s OS is typically a small number of hardware chipsets.
These include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, the Samsung Adreno 540 graphics card, and various chipsets designed specifically for the Android operating systems.
In comparison, Android’s software is built by an OEM like Google.
The hardware that goes into Android is also very small.
There are about 300 million smartphone processors in the world, and about 1.4 billion chipsets that run the operating systems they contain.
For every processor, about 200,000 chipsets are sold.
And because there are so few hardware chips for Android, there are fewer software applications that run on Android than on Windows or on Linux.
Android’s Operating System Google’s operating systems for smartphones, tablets, and desktops are built by a combination of hardware and software.
Hardware is an important part of the OS because it’s where most of the computing power goes.
So, in order to run Android’s operating software, a computer must have a large number of high-speed CPUs, and they are typically based on Intel’s Atom processors.
This is a big difference between the Android and Windows operating systems, which are built on different architectures, and those of Linux and MacOS.
For Android, Intel has built a system called Atom, which sits on top of a smaller architecture called “Clover,” which uses the Linux-like “friarch” architecture.
Because of this difference in architecture, Android