Android, created and produced by Google, is a mobile operating system composed of a modified Linux kernel and other open-source software intended for touchscreen mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, Google created Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, Wear OS wristwatches with unique user interfaces, and various variants for televisions, digital cameras, PCs, or any number of electronic products that use Android OS.
Android, to books and publishing, refers to Google’s mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets that provides access to digital books, magazines, newspapers, and other forms of written material.
Authors and publishers can use Android to distribute digital copies of their books through multiple channels, such as online bookstores or marketplaces, via reading apps such as Google Play Books or Amazon Kindle; Android-powered devices also support an assortment of e-book formats.
Android-based tablets or e-readers allow readers to easily access digital books and publications, often offering adjustable font size settings and highlight note-taking and bookmarking capabilities to improve reading experiences further.
Android provides options for self-publishing authors to create, format, and publish books directly onto digital platforms – providing independent authors or smaller publishers a way to reach a broader audience without depending on traditional publishing routes to promote their works.
Android plays an essential part in digital publishing by providing an accessible platform to distribute, read, and produce digital books and publications.