Android is the most popular operating system in the world – it is estimated that more than 80% was installed last year. all smart phones. Although this system has been developed by Google for 11 years now known to users, some facts about it are still astonishing.
Due to your attention – Arnold Lukoias, a Tele2 Innovation Office specialist, shares six amazing facts about the Android system.
1. Who has actually created Android?
Although Android belongs to giant Google, the world introduced the operating system in 2007, but it all started with Android Inc. and her founder Andy Rybin. Its launch of the 2003 operating system was originally designed for digital cameras – it had to enable wireless connectivity to computers and save photos in the cloud. Google bought this starter for Android just two years later.
2. Non-edible deserts
Google has had a fun tradition for almost decades – after the first versions of "0.1" and 1.1 on Android, the company has given the name of candy or desert to every new operating system. From cakes, shells, soups to cherries delivered this August. Android 9.0 Pie). In addition, each statue is designed and displayed for each name – their park is opposite Google's lawn in California.
3. History of the logo
Green Android Robot is recognized worldwide, but not just because of the popularity of the operating system. When it was 2007, then Google Designer Irina Blok created a brand new logo – inspired by the icon of the famous woman and man on the public toilet door. According to the designers, figurines decorated with robots and antennas should ensure brand recognition.
4. Use NASA
Android programmers can boast an impressive achievement – it's their NAS operating system that uses space. National Aeronautical and Space Administration). In 2010, Google together with Samsung created Nexus to become the first commercial intelligent agency approved by the agency as being suitable for use at the International Space Station.
5. A special news portal – exclusively for Android.
The most popular operating system in the world also has a separate news portal – Phandroid. This site began on the same day as Google 2007 officially introduced its first Android version. Now, this online portal is not just about operating system news, but also to the entire Google and its products.
6. Open source system
With other Android operating systems it differs in its openness. The project that launched Google's Open Source Project (AOSP) that launched Google allows every user to contribute to its creation. Android fans not only can report breaks but also contribute to the development of gadgets or even new versions of the programming system.