Android Operating System
Google has rolled out the first developer preview of Android O, the next version of itsAndroid operating system. With this, the company has made Android O official, weeks before its annual developer conference I/O.
The term Android can refer to either an Android mobile device or to the Android operating system. The Android operating system powers all Android devices. Think of it as the underlying software that instructs your device what to do, much like how the Windows operating system powers laptop.