In science fiction, a robot with a human appearance used to be called ‘android,’ a word traceable to 18th century, from modern Latin androids. Greek andro (human) plus eides (form, shape), informs www.etymonline.com.
Embedded device development
For a long time, cell phone developers comprised a small sect of a slightly larger group of developers known as embedded device developers, traces Jerome (J. F.) DiMarzio in ‘Android: A programmer’s guide’ (www.tatamcgrawhill.com).
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