Android is the most popular operating system in the world – it is estimated that more than 80% was installed last year. all smartphones. Although this system has been developed by Google for 11 years, it has been familiar with the users, some of the facts about it are still astounding.
For your attention – Arnold Lukošius, an expert in the Tele2 Innovation Bureau, shares 6 amazing facts about the Android system.
1. Who actually created Android?
Although Android belongs to giant Google, the world introduced the operating system in 2007, but it all started with Android Inc. and its founder, Andi Ribino. Its launch of the 2003 operating system was originally designed for digital cameras – they had to be able to wirelessly connect computers and save their photos in the cloud. This Android starter was bought by Google only two years later.
2. Non-edible desserts
Google has traded its tradition for almost a decade – after the first version of "0.1" and 1.1 on Android, the company gave the name of sweets or desserts for each new operating system. From cake, mussels, soups to sour cherries until August. Android 9.0 Pie) In addition, each statue is designed and displayed for each name – their park is located opposite the Google headquarters in the lawn in California.
3. Logo logos
The green Android robot is recognizable around the world, but not just because of the popularity of the operating system. When, in 2007, Google designer Irina Blok created a logo for a new product – inspired by the icon of a famous woman and man at the public toilet door. According to designers, figurines adorned with robots and antennas should have secured recognition of the brand.
4. Used by NASA
Android developers can boast impressive achievements – this is their NAS space-based operating system. National Administration for Aeronautics and Space) In 2010, Google, together with Samsung, created Nekus to become the first commercial intelligence agent approved by the agency as suitable for use at the International Space Station.
5. A separate news portal – exclusively for Android.
The most popular operating system in the world has even a special news portal – Phandroid. This site began the same day when Google officially unveiled its first Android version in 2007. Now, this online portal does not only apply to news about the operating system, but also to the entire Google Company and its products.
6. Open source system
Of other operating systems, Android is different in its openness. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP), launched by Google, allows each user of the system to contribute to the creation. Android fans not only report interruptions, but also contribute to the development of gadget creations or even new system programming versions.