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Monday, February 27, 2017

Android : History

Android (stylised as android) is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input.
In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialised user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.

The history and versions of android are interesting to know. The code names of android range from A to J currently, such as Aestro, Blender, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop. Let's understand the android history in a sequence.

1) Initially, Andy Rubin founded Android Incorporation in Palo Alto, California, the United States in October 2003.

2) In 17th August 2005, Google acquired android Incorporation. Since then, it is in the subsidiary of Google Incorporation.

3) The key employees of Android Incorporation are Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears.

4) Originally intended for a camera but shifted to smartphones later because of the low market for the camera only.

5) Android is the nickname of Andy Rubin given by coworkers because of his love of robots.

6) In 2007, Google announces the development of android OS.

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