Android is the most popular operating system in the world – it is estimated to have installed more than 80% last year. all smart phones. Although this system was developed by Google that has been familiar to users for 11 years, some facts about it are still surprising.
For your attention – Arnold Lukošius, expert from the Tele2 Innovation Bureau, shares 6 extraordinary facts about the Android system.
1. Who really created Android?
Even though Android belongs to the Google giant, it is the world that introduced the operating system in 2007, but it all started with Android Inc. and its founder Andy Rybino. The launch of its operating system in 2003 was originally designed for digital cameras – it must allow them to connect wirelessly to computers and store their photos in the cloud. This Android starter was bought by Google only two years later.
2. Desserts that cannot be eaten
Google has had a pleasant tradition for almost a decade – after the first version "0.1" and 1.1 on Android, the company has given the name of confectionery or dessert for each new operating system. Ranging from cakes, shellfish, soup to cherries until this August. Android 9.0 Pie) In addition, each statue is designed and described for each name – their garden is located opposite Google's headquarters on grass in California.
3. Logotype history
Green Android robots can be recognized throughout the world, but not only 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 iconic famous women and men on public toilet doors. According to designers, statues decorated with robots and antennas should ensure brand recognition.
4. Used by NASA
Android developers can boast impressive achievements – this is their NAS operating system that uses space. National Aeronautics and Space Agency) In 2010, Google, together with Samsung, created the Nexus to be the first commercially savvy to be approved by an agency suitable for use on the International Space Station.
5. Separate news portal – specifically for Android.
The most popular operating system in the world even has a separate news portal – Phandroid. This site began on the same day when Google officially introduced its first Android version in 2007. Now, this online portal is not only about operating system news, but also all Google companies and their products.
6. Open source system
From other operating systems Android is different in its openness. The Google Open Source Project (AOSP) project initiated by Google allows each system user to contribute to its creation. Android fans not only can report disturbances but also contribute to the development of gadget creations or even new system versions of programming.