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[Infographic] A look at Android Operating System History

18 June, 2015 Android

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The World's most popular Mobile Operating Systems, Android. The whole thing started when Google acquired a tiny startup called Android Inc. in 2005. Originally, Android was made for digital cameras. Google paid $50 million and took Android to its HQ.

 

After whipping the OS into a market-ready shape for the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1), which shipped in 2008 running Android 1.0, Google has been through 12 generations of the green bot already, each being nothing less than a milestone and mobile technology development driver.

 

Android's history makes for an engaging, but quite a lengthy read! The infographic stretches from Android's murky, Linux-derived 2008 beginnings all the way to the present greatness that is Android M. The most important additions in each versions, along with their representative flagship phones are highlighted and illustrated.

 

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