Android is an open-source Linux-based operating system primarily chaired by Google Inc., but is available for use royalty-free if the user forgoes access to Google's services. It had an 88% share of the smartphone operating system units sold in the third quarter of 2016, surpassing its competitor iOS.

Android, like its competitor iOS, has a wide a array of games available for download. As of December 2016, Android's app store Google Play has over 2.6 million apps.