Meaning of “android” in the English Dictionary

"android" in English

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androidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæn.drɔɪd/ us /ˈæn.drɔɪd/


/ˈæn.drɔɪd/ /ˈæn.drɔɪd/ trademark

[ U ] an operating system (= set of controlling programs) used mainly for mobile devices (= phones and small computers) that you control by touching the screen:

a modern smartphone running Android or iOS
Android apps

[ C ] a brand name for a device (= phone or computer) that uses the Android operating system:

You can download the app onto your Android.

(Definition of “android” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"android" in American English

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androidnoun [ C ]

us /ˈæn·drɔɪd/

a robot (= mechanical device) that looks like a person:

He acted just like an android, avoiding any expression of feelings.

(Definition of “android” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)