Android is the most popular operating system in the world – estimated to have been installed more than 80% last year. all smart phones. While this system developed by Google has been familiar to users for 11 years, some facts about it are still surprising.
For your attention – Arnold Lukošius, Tele2 Innovation Bureau specialist, shares six amazing facts about the Android system.
1. Who really created Android?
Although Android belongs to the giant Google, it is the world that introduced the operating system in 2007, but it all started with Android Inc. and its founder Andy Rybino. Its 2003 release of the operating system was originally designed for digital cameras – it had to allow them to connect wirelessly to computers and save their photos in the cloud. This Android starter was bought by Google just two years later.
2. Inedible desserts
Google has a fun tradition for almost a decade – after the early versions of "0.1" and 1.1 on Android, the company has given the name of a confectionery or dessert to each new operating system. From cake, mussel, cherry soup delivered to this August. Android Cake 9.0) In addition, each statue is designed and represented for each name – its park is in front of Google's headquarters on the California lawn.
3. Logo History
The Green Android Robot is recognizable around the world, but not just because of the popularity of the operating system. When, in 2007, Google stylist Irina Blok created the logo for the new product – inspired by the icon of a woman and man known at the door of public toilets. According to the designers, figurines adorned with robots and antennas should ensure brand recognition.
4. Used by NASA
Android developers can boast of an impressive achievement – it's their NAS operating system that uses space. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) In 2010, Google, along with Samsung, created the Nexus to become the first intelligent commercial approved by the agency as suitable for use on the International Space Station.
5. A separate news portal – exclusively for Android.
The world's most popular operating system even has a separate news portal – the Phandroid. This site started the same day that Google officially launched its first version of Android in 2007. Now this online portal is not only about the operating system news but also about the whole company Google and its products.
6. Open source system
Of other operating systems, Android is different in its openness. An Android Open Source Project (AOSP) project, initiated by Google, allows all users of the system to contribute to its creation. Android fans can not only report outages but also contribute to the development of gadget creations or even new programming releases.