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Difference between Windows and Android

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  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021

1. Windows : 
Windows is a group of various proprietary graphical operating systems which is provided by Microsoft Incorporation. It is also known as Microsoft Windows. It currently includes Windows NT and Windows IoT as members of its family. Earlier it included Windows 9x, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone which are no longer in use. It is the most used operating system in personal computers. The first version of Windows was launched by Microsoft in 1985. The most recent version of Windows for personal computers is Windows 10. 

2. Android : 
Android is a mobile operating system which is provided by Google. It is based on the modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software. It is specifically designed for touchscreen mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. It was developed using C, Java, C++ and other languages. The first version of Android was launched by Google in 2008. The latest stable version of Android is Android 10. It is provided totally free of cost. It is the most used operating system overall. 

Difference between Windows and Android : 


It was developed and is owned by Microsoft Incorporation.It was developed and is owned by Google LLC.
It was launched in 1985.It was launched in 2008.
It is designed for PC of all companies.It is specifically designed for mobile devices.
Current stable version is Windows 10.Current stable version is Android 10.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here.Kernel type is Linux-based.
Preferred license is Proprietary and Source-available.Preferred license is Apache 2.0 and GNU GPLv2.
It charges for the original version.It is free of cost as it is inbuilt is smartphones.
It is the most used operating system in personal computers.It is the most used operating system overall.
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems.Its target system type is smartphones and tablet computers.


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