Saturday, May 30, 2020

What is Android | What is Open Handset Alliance (OHA) in android

What is Android

  • Before learning all topics of android, it is required to know what is android.
  • Android is a software package and Linux based operating system for mobile devices such as tablet computers and smart phones.
  • It is developed by Google and later the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). Java language is mainly used to write the android code even though other languages can be used.
  • The goal of android project is to create a successful real-world product that improves the mobile experience for end users.
  • There are many code names of android such as Lollipop, Kitkat, Jelly Bean, Ice cream Sandwich, Froyo, Ecliar, Donut etc which is covered in next page.

What is Open Handset Alliance (OHA) in android 

  • It's a consortium of 84 companies such as Google , Samsung, AKM, synaptic, KDDI, Garmin, Telecom, EBay, Intel etc.
  • It was established on 5th November, 2007, led by Google. It is committed to advance open standards, provide services and deploy handsets using the Android Platform.

Open Handset Alliance

 What is OHA (Open Handset Alliance)

  • Alliance = “A union or association formed for mutual benefits”.
  • OHA = An alliance formed for the open source mobile development technology.
  • A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.


  • AIM stands for “AOL instant Messenger”
  • AOL means American Online.
  • To Bring all developers, manufacturer and cell phone related companies together to give best solution to all of them and consumer.

About OHA…

  • The OHA was formed in November-2007  OHA is a business alliance comprised of many of the largest and most successful mobile companies.

OHA member includes

  1. Chip makers
  2. Handset manufacturers
  3. Software developers
  4. Service providers

Overview …

  • Building a better phone for consumer,
  • Innovating in the open,
  • Making the vision a reality.

Thank you

                        Rushita Goswami