10 Surprising Android Facts You probably Didn’t Know About

Android is one of the most popular OS in the world, ever since it initially launched in 2008, the now Google owned OS has made tons of record in terms of user base and device availability.

Here are some interesting things that you may not know about Google’s mobile poster boy:


—Google Didn’t create Android itself, it was             bought from the company named “Android         Inc” in the year 2005. Android was founded         by Andy Rubin, who is known as the father of     Android.


—Android was originally built as an operating       system for digital cameras.  Later on, it has         been changed to focus on smart phones.

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—The first Android phone to hit the market was     HTC dream Aka T-Mobile G1, it was launched     in 2008.


—As of now, Androd is the most used operating     system in the world. The market share of            Android beat Microsoft’s Windows recently.


—Android versions names are in Alphabetical        order, we have reached to N which is Android    7.0 and talks are that Android O will be called    Oreo.


—Name of each new Android version is based         on the sweet treats or desserts. Take a look           yourself:

  1. Cupcake- Android 1.5
  2. Donut – Android 1.6
  3. Éclair – Android 2.0
  4. Froyo – Android 2.2
  5. Gingerbread- Android 2.3
  6. Honeycomb- Android 3.0
  7. Ice Cream Sandwich- Android 4.0
  8. Jelly Bean- Android 4.1-4.3.1
  9. KitKat- Android 4.4-4.4.4
  10. Lollipop- Android 5.0- 5.1.1
  11. Marshmallow- Android 6.0-6.0.1
  12. Nougat- Android 7.0-7.1
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—During the time Android came out to the               limelight (Around 2007) Nokia made a                   statement: “we don’t see this [Android as a           threat”, after bought and sold by Microsoft,         the company launched its first Android phone     in 2017.


—Also, In 2010, Anssi Vanjoki who was, at the         time, CEO of Nokia, said that using Android is     like a Finnish boy peeing his pants to stay             warm.


—Android is also being used as OS on Google          Glass, Smartwatches and even some satalights    launched in space.

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—Samsung could buy Android in  2005, but the      South Korean Phone manufacturer refused          because they did not see any potential in the        OS.


Bonus: First Android phone did not have 3.5 mm audio jack, so, Apple was not the first company to have ‘Courage’.
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