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.
If there's anything I find annoying on the latest Samsung smartphones, that would be the lag. In spite of always sporting the best hardware on paper, Samsung smartphones are always bogged down by its UI. While the latest UI (Samsung Experience) is indeed a more stripped down version of the infamous TouchWiz, it still lags more than it should unfortunately. However, an official update for the Galaxy S8 from Samsung has been released with the sole objective of solving all issues of lag on the Home UI.
After going through forums and premier sites, I noticed that a lot of the users who have already downloaded and installed the update are reporting that the update does indeed solve the lag problem to a great degree. As Samsung devices have the unfortunate tendency to become more and more laggy with time, we will have to wait and see how well this works after a few months have gone by. In addition to addressing lags, the update also improves the visibility of icons on a white background, as per the changelog. If you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+ and you have received the update, do let us know if you can see any noticeable difference.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)