Android has emerged as the most used OS in the world and is growing further at a rapid pace. It’s almost a decade since android was launched in the market, and today it has transformed itself completely from a lesser known name to the world’s most sophisticated operating system in the world.
The story of Android is something very interesting and definitely worth knowing. In this article, we will be discussing some of the amazing facts that you should really know. Well, give it a look.
Android was not developed by Google
It may sound surprising to you, but it was not Google that created your favorite OS Android. Actually, the Android operating system was developed by Andy Rubin, Chris White, Nick Sears, and Rich Miner under one roof of Android Inc. In 2005, Google purchased Android for the deal of $50 million and from then, the OS Android is being handled by Google itself.
Android was created only for digital cameras
Back then when Android was being developed, it was initially being designed for the platform of digital cameras. However, as the time passed, Google shifted its focus from developing an OS compatible to digital cameras to that compatible for smart phones. And you are well aware of what happened after that in the smart phone industry.
Most Critics believed that Android would be a disaster
When Android was launched in the market for the first time, most of the Critics believed that it would be a great disaster. However, Google proved this presumption wrong and Android is the leader in the market of OS and has more users than the Windows and Mac combined.
The first Android Smartphone-HTC Dream
The very first smartphone running on the Android OS in the market was HTC Dream which was launched in the year 2008. The phone used the Android version 1.0 and witnessed upgrades till 1.6. However, the device did not receive much acclaim and was criticized for its lack of functionality as compared to other established platforms such as Nokia and Apple.
More than 1 billion Android users
Today, Android has a huge dominance of 88% of the smart phone market and currently, there are over 1.4 billion people who are using this amazing OS. The CEO of Google- Sundar Pichai announced that the Android OS is being used in millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries around the globe. Today, Android is not only being used in Mobile platforms, but also with other devices such as Google Glass, Smartwatch, Smart TV, and many more.
The Relation between Android and Sweets
Well, Except the Android 1.0 and 1.1, all other versions of Android OS are named after sweets and desserts. The names are selected in the alphabetical order and their names are:
- Cupcake for Android 1.5
- Doughnut for Android 1.6
- Éclair for Android 2.0 & 2.1
- Froyo (Frozen Yoghurt) for Android 2.2
- Gingerbread for Android 2.3
- Honeycomb for Android 3.0 , 3.1 & 3.2
- Ice Cream Sandwich for Android 4.0
- Jelly Bean for Android 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3
- Kit Kat for Android 4.4
- Lollipop for Android 5.0 and 5.1
- Marshmallow for Android 6.0
- Nougat for Android 7.0
- Oreo for Android 8.0 & 8.1
Well, this was a list of some interesting things about Google’s Android. Google is already dominating the market of OS due to its innovative and effective technology and will be still achieving new goals in the near future.