The history of Android is really very interesting –
Well actually it’s..
- Android 0.5 – Milestone 3 [this was the first publicly available developers version of android ]
- Android 0.5 – Milestone 5.
- Android 0.9 – Beta.
- Android 1.0 – Beta [ This is the first version in which Google introduces its web based apps and hardware support].
- Android 1.5 -Cupcake [ This was the first version to have a virtual keyboard and also to have google maps inbuilt].
- So Google Maps in actually the first App on the Google play store.
- The android OS was tested on a phone running on Windows 5.1 [ HTC Tornado ].
Nowadays Google and Android are synonymous with each other, but you may be surprised to find out that was not always the case. Android was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. The founders had strong ties to T-Mobile. Andy Rubin created the ultra-popular T-Mobile Sidekick, and Nick Sears was vice president at T-Mobile. So you can see why T-Mobile landed the first Android phone.
Many people consider Android to be one of Google’s best acquisitions. 10 years after the acquisition Android has ballooned to control 85% of the smartphone OS market share.
WebOS could have destroyed Android but….
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A couple of months later Verizon announced the Motorola DROID and Apple was onto to the iPhone 3GS. Palm and WebOS fizzled out, Google continued to improve Android, and now it’s a mobile powerhouse. Google even hired the designer of WebOS, Matias Duarte, to improve Android’s interface and design.
Facts about Android you never know –
The first prototype of Android looked like Blackberry.
Apart from all these, Android also offers several secret codes, which can actually open a new world of smartphone computing for you. These codes are usually a sequence of numbers and symbols and meant to be entered through the usual phone dial pad which you usually use for inputting numbers before placing a call.Android 3.0 is the only version of Android which never run on phone.