Without any doubt Android is the most favorite OS in the world. As it has acquired more than 70% of market share in smartphones space. The real reason behind the success of android is that it is cheaper than Blackberry, Apple and Microsoft. It is more efficient, affordable and loaded with more features. Android offers variety of different Apps and games which you can download from Google Playstore and most of them are free of cost, in comparison in Apple and Blackberry.
So if you are an Android user you may be wondering about some facts you don’t know about Android, well this post is all about that. I have brought some cool facts about Android you never know. Highly Recommend – Ultimate Hidden Tricks of any Android phone.
Below I have mentioned some unknown facts about Android you may never know.
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Facts about android –
1. Android was not a Google’s Idea, Andy Rubin the founder of Android Inc. Andy founded the company in October 2003 to offer a new kind of mobile platform to the users. Google bought the company in the year 2005 and hired Andy Rubin to head the Android.
2. The first ever mobile handset to run Android was the HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 as UK users may remember it.
3. Google’s Android logo derived from the Atari Game called “Gauntlet – The Third Encounter”. Or at least it seems so, looking at this comparison picture.
4. Microsoft earns $5 to $15 from every android device sold. Microsoft makes money from every Android manufacturer, earning more money on Android than on it’s Windows Phone OS. Google unlawfully used technology from Oracle, Microsoft and other web creating its Android and Chrome operating systems, leaving its vendor partners exposed. So all top 20 smartphone vendors in the worlds has signed an agreement to pay royalty to Microsoft on every device sold. The annual revenue generated by Microsoft collected by royalty is whooping $2 Billion.
5. Android 3.0 is the only version which never runs on phone.
6. Human with a robot appearance is the meaning of the word Android. It refers to a male robot. Gynoid is the female looking robot.
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7. The names of the Android versions are based on deserts are base on sweets starting from “C” it ends at “M”.
- Cupcake [1.5].
- Donut [1.6].
- Eclair [2.0–2.1].
- Froyo [2.2–2.2.3].
- Gingerbread [2.3–2.3.7].
- Honeycomb [3.0–3.2.6].
- Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0–4.0.4].
- Jelly Bean [(4.1–4.3.1].
- KitKat [4.4–4.4.4, 4.4W–4.4W.2].
- Lollipop [5.0–5.1.1].
- Marshmallow [6.0].
8. Android till date have attained more than 1 billion activations and increasing.
9. Android Apps are created in actually a mix of 2 languages – XML for the layout and Java for the app logic.
10. Google launched it’s Android operating system in November 5, 2007, which is a Linux based software system.
So these are the some unknown facts about Android. If you know any other Android facts then comment freely.