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  • Google Android 4.4 KitKat

    Android 4.4 KitKat is a version of Google's operating system (OS) for smartphones and tablets. 

  • Google I/O

    Google I/O is Google's developer conference held annually in San Francisco. 

  • Android Beam

    Android Beam is a Near Field Communication implementation that allows two Android mobile devices to transfer data between each other. 

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the version of Google's mobile operating system that follows Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will run on tablet computers and smartphones. 

  • Google Chrome browser

    Google Chrome browser is an open source program for accessing the World Wide Web and running Web-based applications. 

  • Android Factory Reset

    Android Factory Reset is a feature that erases all device settings, user data, third-party applications, and associated application data from an Android device’s internal flash storage to return the device to the condition it was in when shipped from... 

  • predictive text

    Predictive text is an input technology that is designed to facilitate typing by suggesting words based on the first letters typed, in the context of other words in the message. 

  • Google Cloud Print

    Google Cloud Print is an online service that lets users print documents and other files from supported apps and mobile devices to any compatible printer. 

  • Nexus 7

    The Nexus 7 is a tablet PC developed jointly by Google and Asus. Two versions were released in July 2012:  One with 8 GB (gigabytes) of storage and selling for $199 at retail, and one with 16 GB of storage and selling for $249 at retail. 

  • mobile device fragmentation

    Mobile device fragmentation is a phenomenon that occurs when some mobile users are running older versions of an operating system, while other users are running newer versions. 

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About Android operating system and Chrome OS

The Android operating system powers a wide variety of smartphones and tablets that have made their way into enterprise IT. Because the Google Android OS is open source, manufacturers can tailor it to specific devices for optimal performance. And developers can build all sorts of applications. But the differences in Android operating system implementations have also created fragmentation in the market, which can lead to application compatibility problems. IT admins should also pay attention to Google Chrome OS, a browser-based operating system available on netbooks and other lightweight PCs. The resources in this section will help administrators manage and secure Google Android OS devices. You’ll also get up-to-date news on Android and Google Chrome OS in the enterprise.