Connect with us
Android OS
thetechnews.com

Did You Know?

Did You Know? 14 Amazing Facts About Android OS

A huge number of smartphone users own Android devices but how much do you know about your favorite mobile OS?

Check out some amazing facts about the Android platform:

  1. The Android operating system was developed by Android Inc.Google bought it in 2005 at a price of $50 million.
  2. Samsung rejected the offer to buy Android Inc., before Google bought it.
  3. Android OS was developed as a platform for digital cameras. But the makers later changed their focus to smart phones as they saw its potential.
  4. Google launched Android operating system in November 5, 2007, which is a Linux based software system.
  5. HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 is the first ever smartphone to run on the Android operating system, this mobile phone was released in the year 2008.
  6. Google’s Android operating system, has attained over 2 billion activations on smart devices.
  7. Android powers about 88% of all smartphones globally, while iOS accounts for only 11%.
  8. Andy Rubin is the creator of Android
  9. Android OS versionsare named after confectionery and desserts, and follows an alphabetical naming convention. The names are:
    • Android Astro (1.0),
    • Bender (1.1),
    • Cupcake (1.5),
    • Donut (1.6),
    • Éclair (2.0),
    • Froyo (2.2),
    • Gingerbread (2.3),
    • Honeycomb (3.0),
    • Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0),
    • Jelly Bean (4.1)
    • KitKat (4.4),
    • Lollipop (5),
    • Marshmallow (6.0),
    • Nougat (7.0),
    • Oreo (8.0), and
    • …P, which will be launched later this year.
  10. Android is the male robot, while Gynoid is the female robot.
  11. Android is an open source software and Google is a member of Open Handset Alliance (OHA). This means individuals can modify the source code of the OS and add new features.
  12. NASA equipped floating space robots with Nexus S handsets. These devices run on Android Gingerbread.
  13. The Google play store has more than 48 billion app installs; most of them are free.
  14. Microsoft makes around $2 billion yearly in patent royalties from sales of Android devices.
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Tobenna is a writer, programmer and musician who is passionate about God, tech, and music. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook by clicking the icons below.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Did You Know?

Events

Discover Nigeria

Career

Tourism

To Top