Since a child is aware of cell phones and mobiles, the first preference of the child is Android. This can give an idea of how popular Android is.
But do you know when Android came in the world, how and why it began, who was the owner of Android, who had these plans, and many such questions about Android?
If no, then this blog will give you all the information and the history of the Android.
So, Hey Readers, I am Ishika Doshi from Techwebx.com
Today, the percentage of cell phones having in Android in India is 97 to 98%, and if we talk about globally, then it is 90 to 92% the rest percentage is our of iOS. So it makes sure that without any doubt, Android is the most popular operating system.
Google acquired Android in the year 2005 the modified it and launched it in 2008. Before Google, Samsung was asked to take Android, but they refused to do that. Not just Samsung but many of the companies declined to take Android or fund for it as an operating system because they felt that it is useless.
Then in the year, in 2008, Google launched the first variant of Android Astroy Boy only in the US. And in next year Bender, which was the 2nd variant of Android but they were not released publically. After these two Androids, the Next Android which was launched all were named after the sweets.
The first was cupcake Android; this was launched in the same year of April month with more enhancements and improvements. Such as the feature of auto-rotating your screen, was first used in the Cupcake Android.
The next Android was Donut which was launched in the same year of September. This was the advanced and improved version of the cupcake where CDMA support was driven. During that period in the US after GSM, there were more CDMA support users, so it was more useful for them.
After the success of Donut, the next Android model was launched in the next month, which is in October with the name Eclair. As the new Android, while launching their getting updated and improved as a better version of before.
Show the features in Android was that they had a live wallpaper, along with the text to speech support, map navigation, and many more.
The next Android model was froyo, which is frozen yogurt. This was launched in May 2010. In froyo, the features like flash, Hotspot, and Wi-Fi, push notification and search many more features added in this Android model.
The Android models till now where the improvement and better version of the before one. But the next was a totally changed Android version.
Not just features but even the look was a little better, the icons which changed the design of the model were changed, and it was quite a beautiful look of the Android model. This Android operating system was known as Garlic Bread, and it was launched in September 2010.
The next Android was launched in February 2011 named Honeycomb. This was designed for big screens like tablets and big cell phones; this Android was not designed for the small screen phones.
This was also redesigned and created with a new look along with the feature as the notification bar was designed at the downside of the tab and not at the upper side. This was a very attractive feature to use.
Just like the name, it was a mixture of honeycomb and garlic bread, that is this Android system was a combination of the small screens and the big screens.
The most used feature in today’s life that is the face unlock system was first launched in the ice Cream Sandwich. This was launched in October 2011.
After IceCream Sandwich, another Android model was Jelly bean that was basically launched in June 2012. This was launched with many many new features that were a better and good version of the other Androids.
This was the most liked and popular Version, which was downloaded by many of the users. The reason for the success of KitKat Android was just the more and amazing optimizations that were given in this Android.
This was launched in September 2013, and the best part of KitKat Android was the phones can be used to with the half of the MB. That was a really fantastic thing during that period.
Note: The name KitKat was not fixed for the Android which was going to be launched. Before launching the name that was going to be kept for the Android was Ki line Pie, but after the alignment with the KitKat company, the android got the name of Kitkat.
The next Android version which got really very popular between users was Lollipop. This Android version was the first version to give a feel of a competing version with the iOS. Weather be graphics, design, look, or user experience.
Everything was just better and better than any other Android operating system. Even if you go to compare the KitKat and Lollipop version, you will find it completely different from each other.
That much good and improved version were the Lollipop.
After lollipop, we all know, the next version was the marshmallow. This was launched in October 2015. It was quite similar to the looks of Lollipop, but there were many other features and facilities which were new as an Android model.
Like the finger sensor first introduced in marshmallow. The USB of type c was introduced in this. And with many other more features, the marshmallow was introduced and also became popular in users.
In August 2016, Nougat was introduced, and with this, it was declared that every year new Update would be launched. So with this, Nougat got launched with many other features, as the screen size got changed.
A quick screen changing facility was seen in Nougat along with split-screen and multi-tasking. That gave users a much better user experience. So this holds the major update along with the stability.
After all the success and launching with features and look. Google even tried and thought to change the launching process of the Android system.
Beta was introduced at that time, so during March the Oreo was released, and till 3-4 months the beta version was launched, and after that, the actual Oreo version was launched.
At this point, all the major features which should be seen in an android phone were launched one by one as we saw above. So now version which was launching was focused on the better vision for users. Like the change in setting the picture in picture and many more.
After this, the features were kept on adding with the new version of Android like Pie in the year August 2018, and then in March 2019, the next version of Android was launched without the name of any sweet.
And now, as being aware of the software and the operating system. The even know how the features have been added and kept on changing for the betterment of the users.
As we saw the security of the phones had been increased, the touchscreen has been improved more and more. Overall if we talk about the result, then today, Android is totally competing for iOS. Infect, Android has more features and iOS. Also, Android is easier to use and understand.
You can reset the settings you can make your default settings, just like it can surely the observed that it is obviously your phone by the settings. And therefore today we can say that Android has got a special place in our life.
Alright, so that’s it for this blog. I tried to make it as easy as possible to understand it for you. And I hope I succeed in it.
Thank You so much for reading so far.