Amazing facts: Interesting facts About Android

May 14 2019 05:59 PM
Amazing facts: Interesting facts About Android

Android has been around for a little over a decade and a lot has changed since its early days. What started as a simple operating system has become a powerhouse spanning across countless devices and form factors. The history of Android is an interesting story. You might think you know everything there is to know about Android, but we’ve got 10 things you probably didn’t know about. Check it out!

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  • Google did not create Android, they bought the company in 2005
  • Android was originally created as an operating system for digital cameras
  • It is based on the open source operating system Linux
  • It controls 88% of the world smartphone market
  • The first Android prototype looked a lot like a Blackberry
  • Microsoft makes an astounding $2 billion a year from Android in the form of patent royalties
  • Over 1.4 billion people are now using Android
  • Samsung had the opportunity to buy Android in late 2004 but passed the opportunity because they did not see any potential in it
  • In 2007, when Android was unveiled, Nokia made a statement “we don’t see this as a threat”
  • The word Android refers only to a male robot, whereas a female robot is called “Gynoid”
  • Google has statues outside its HQ for each version of the Android OS
  • Apart from Android 1.0 and 1.1, all other Android versions have been named after sweet treats or desserts
  • Android versions are named in Alphabetical order 

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