In this post we will share some android facts. but before going on facts let see what is android. Android is an operating system that is based on the Linux Kernel. Used in Linux server and desktop computers. Android is a version that was created after many modification of Linux. The Android Operating System was designed keeping the mobile in mind show that all functions and apps the phone can be run in it.
Whenever someone receives calls, text messages and emails, then it’s operating system processes it and present you the readable format. Different versions of Android operating system have been divided into numbers according to their features, operation and stability. There are many Android facts that you need to know.
Google designed an Operating System for mobiles phones that Android calls.
15 Amazing Android facts are given below
1. The Android Operating System was initially developed by Android Inc. 2004. Andy Rubin is the original creator of Android Inc.
2. Android was discovered in October 2003 in Palo Alto, California, by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White.
3. Prior to the discovery of Android, Andy Rubin had a website called android.com, which is why they named the mobile operating system Android.
4. Android OS was not actually intended of smartphones but was used for digital cameras.
5. On November 5, 2007, Google launched Android operating system which is a Linux based system.
6. The logo of Android is actually called Bugdroid by Google which looks Green today, it’s design was created by graphic designer Irena Balok of Google on 5 November 2007.
7. Along with this, on 23 September 2008, Google launched the ambitious smartphone named HTC dream. It was the first phone to Run on Android and after that Android got a lot of response from the consumer.
8. The word Android means Male robot.
9. In July 2005, Google acquired Android for at least $ 50 million. Its key employees, including Rubin minor and white , joined Google as part of the acquisition.
10. In the March 2013 Andy Rubin is left the company, which was later replaced by Sundar Pichai.
Amazing Android facts
11. Expect for Android 1st version was Alpha1.0 and 2nd version was Beta1.1, all the Android versions so far have been named after a sweet dish.
1) 3rd version was Cupcake, 2) 4th version was Donut, 3) 5th version was Eclair, 4) 6th version was Froyo, 5) 7th version was Gingerbread, 6) 8th version was Honeycomb, 7) 9th version was Icecream sandwich, 8) 10th version was Jelly Bean, 9) 11th version was KitKat, 10) 12th version was Lollipop, 11) 13th version was Marshmallow, 12) 14th version was Nougat, 13)15th version was Oreo and 14) 16th version was Pie
12. There was not much feature in Android 1.0 version, it was given few select features like Android market, web browser, web email, instant messaging, media player, file support, camera support, Google search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Voice Dailer etc.
13.The Android Operating System is a completely open source, which means that any individual and manufacturer can download, install, modify and distribute its source code for free.
14. Android devices jointly sell more than Microsoft Window, IOS and Mac Operating System X devices. Therefore more than 85% of the smartphones used in the world are Android and the iPhone is count is 11%.
15. That’s why Microsoft earn $ 2 billion in patent royalties every year from Android devices sold in the market.