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A brief history of Android

Android Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. After facing difficulty initially, it was bought by Google in July 2005, for at least $50 million. At Google, the team led by Rubin developed a mobile device platform powered by the Linux kernel. Google marketed the platform to handset makers and carriers on the promise of providing a flexible, upgradeable system.

An early prototype had a close resemblance to a BlackBerry phone, with no touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard, but the arrival of Apple iPhone meant that Android had some work to do. On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of technology companies including mobile manufacturers and chipset makers unveiled a goal to develop “the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices”.

Ever since the first phone (HTC Dream) being released in 2008, its popularity has increased. Each major release is named in alphabetical order after a dessert or sugary treat The full list of names is up to the present available version is below.

  • Cupcake
  • Donut
  • Eclair
  • Froyo
  • Gingerbread
  • Honeycomb
  • Ice cream sandwich
  • Jellybean
  • Kitkat
  • Lollipop
  • Marshmallow
  • Noughat
  • Oreo

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*The article was originally published in March 2017 and has been recently updated.

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