Interesting Facts About Android
Android is an operating system for mobile devices, developed by Google.
Let’s take a look at 15 unknown facts about Android.
Android OS was initially developed by Android Inc., supported by Google in 2004.
Later, Google bought it in 2005 for at least $ 50 million.
Android Inc. Was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Minor, Nick Sears and Chris White.
The company initially intended to develop an operating system for digital cameras. However, this was further changed to Mobile OS.
On November 5, 2007, Google launched the Android operating system, a Linux-based software system.
The first smartphone to run on Android was the HTC Dream or T-1 Mobile G1.
Which was released on September 23, 2008.
Except Android 1.0 and 1.1, all other Android versions are named after a dessert or sugar treatment.
The Android operating system is completely open source.
This means that individuals and even manufacturers can choose to download, install, modify, and distribute its source code for free.
More than two billion people are now using Android worldwide.
The term “android” is used to refer to a male robot, while a female robot is referred to as a “gynoid”.
Android versions are named in alphabetical order: –
Astro, Bender, Cupcakes, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo, and Pie.
There are statues outside of Google’s headquarters for each version of Android OS.
On November 5, 2007, Google graphic designer Irina Blok designed the most famous Android logo.
He drew inspiration from the man at the toilet doors. Microsoft makes about $ 2 billion every year from Android devices sold on the market in the form of patent royalties.
Android devices jointly sell more than Microsoft Windows, iOS and Mac OS X devices.
Android controls more than 85% of the smartphone market in the world. While the iPhone accounted for only 11%.