History Of Android Operating System


What is Android? Everyone knows it is an operating system and an open source with proprietary components. As Android is developed by Google so it is fully equipped with basic Google features like Gmail, Google Calendar, Maps, Docs, etc. Its applications are used by every age group of people, professionals, housewives, companies and the list goes on.

Android applications are useful for business people as they can download Time management, Expense management, task manager, pdf viewer, doc. Scanner and many more apps for their daily use. For housewives they can download recipes, create shopping, groceries list, time management, alarms, etc. as part of their routine. Kids are most attracted and addicted to play educational and entertaining games, puzzles, listen to rhymes on their parents Android Smart phones and tablets.

Androids logo was designed by Irina Blok, a Graphic Designer from California. Her inspiration for the logo came from a very common place, i.e. the bathroom doors – the universally used outline of men and women. She has designed the logo in a robotic form and with very simple shapes and so it is considered as a very playful logo, as it can be customized by its users. The green color of the Robotic Android logo indicates growth, freshness, novelty and prosperity. Androids logo specialty is the custom typeface Fonts called Norad.

Androids 1st version 1.0 was released on 23rd September 2008 and its latest version 4.4 Kitkat is released on 31st October 2013.  Android 1st version was released on HTC Dream (G1) device. The most interesting and catchy thing about android versions are their names, they are all on names of a sweet dish namely, 1.0 – Apple pie, 1.1 – Banana Bread, 1.5 – Cupcake, 1.6 – Donut, 2.0 – Eclair, 2.2 – Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread, 3.0 – Honeycomb, 4.0 – Ice cream sandwich, 4.1 – Jelly Bean and 4.4 – Kitkat.

The General benefit / feature of Android phone are :

  1. • Its quick, easy to operate & understand

  2. • Easy backup options

  3. • Really very good user interface.

  4. • The widgets or icons on the display screen.

  5. • It has an impressive icon, themes and color combinations to dress up the display screen.

  6. • Frequently updated with its different versions, to meet the mobile industry needs.

  7. • Useful Applications.

  8. • Different Security Lock options and many more.

Survey has shown over 50 billion downloads and approx 10 Lakhs applications are available for downloads. Android platform has been used by over 71% of the total mobile application developers and over 1 billion handset devices uses Android operating system.

Many of IT Companies has started with Mobile Application Development and especially Android Application Development as it is very popular and powerful operating system. Android applications are used by many industries for promoting, branding and growing their business.

Our day starts with using Android applications, and it has been included in our daily routine activities like waking up, eating, cooking, working, exercising, walking, etc. Android has made our life easy, smooth and comfortable. Androids versions till date has never let its users expectations down, they have always taken care of their requirement and expectations. People are now waiting for more new and upgraded versions form Android…. So, let’s wish them Good Luck.

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