Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Android OS Top Facts

Android OS was developed in 2004 and costed 50 million dollars to develop the operating system.

Android OS was originally designed for digital cameras and not smartphones.

All Android versions are named after confectionary and desserts except for version 1.0 and 1.1.

Google launched the Linux-based Android operating system in 2007.

The HTC Dream was the first smartphone to run the Android OS.

Android has over a billion activations on both smartphones and tablets.

Android releases are alphabetical.

There is a website “Phandroid” which covers anything Android including reviews, forums, and news.

Nick Sears, Chris White, and Andy Rubin are the founders of Android Inc.

NASA uses android devices to test their sensors in orbit abroad the International Space Station.

Google Play (Android App Store) has over 48 billion application installations.

Android also branched out to devices such as Google Glass and Smart Watches.

Irina Blok designed the Android OS logo in 2007.

In the year 2015, Android OS was on almost 82 percent of all smartphones sold.

In 2016 there were about 107.7 million Android smartphone users.

Google actually calls the Android OS logo “Bugdroid”.

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