Android is an open-source operating system for mobile phones and tablets, developed by Google with a range of Google features - such as integrated GMail and Google Search. Since its official outing on 5 November 2007 there have been many different versions of Android OS, including 2.1 (Eclair), 2.3 (Gingerbread)
That's not all that's happened since the Android software launched. Handsets running on Google's Android platform now account for 42 percent of the US marketshare, taking over from the likes of Apple's iOS and RIM's BlackBerry.
That's why http://www.androidsnitch.com is here. Compiled and sourced by experienced technology journalists, Androidsnitch will deliver breaking news and up-to-date stories on the Android platform, including: new handset releases from the likes of HTC and Samsung, incoming software updates, and any developments within the Android operating system.
Some of the latest headlines on Androidsnitch include Google's high-profile $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, made in order to acquire the firm's patents and to "charge" the Android ecoystem. The website also reported on Vodafone's European launch of Android operator billing which enables customers to pay for apps on their monthly tariff, and and Verizon's long-awaited release of the Motorola Droid Bionic- nine month's after the handset's official announcement.