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, developed by Google, has been known to users for 11 years, some facts still surprise us.
For your attention – Arnold Lukošius, an expert of the Tele2 Innovation Institute, shares 6 amazing facts about the Android system.
1. Who actually created Android?
Although Android belongs to the giant Google, it is the world that introduced the operating system in 2007, but it all started with Android Inc. and its founder Andy Rybin. Its launch in 2003 was originally intended for digital cameras – enabling them to wirelessly connect to computers and store photos in the cloud. This Android starter was bought only two years later.
2. Inedible desserts
Google has a fun tradition of more than a decade – after the first versions of "0.1" and 1.1 on Android, the company gave each new operating system the name of a sweets or dessert. From cake, mussels, soups to cherries, delivered to 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 a lawn in California.
3. The logo's history
Green Android Robot is recognized around the world, but not just because of the popularity of the operating system. When in 2007 the then designer Google Irina Blok created the logo of a new product – inspired by the icon of a well-known woman and man at the public toilet door. According to the designers, figurines, decorated with robots and antennas, should ensure brand awareness.
4. Used by NASA
Android developers can boast of an impressive achievement – this is their NAS operating universe. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) In 2010, Google together with Samsung created Nexus to become the first commercial intelligence agent approved by the agency as suitable for use at the International Space Station.
5. A special news portal – exclusively for Android.
The most popular operating system in the world also has a special news portal – Phandroid. This site began the same day that Google officially unveiled its first version for Android in 2007. Now this web portal is not just news about the operating system, but also the entire Google Company and its products.
6. Open source system
Of other operating systems, Android is different in its openness. The Google Open Source Project (AOSP), launched by Google, allows every user of the system to contribute to its creation. Android fans can not only report interruptions, but also contribute to the development of creative gadgets or even new system versions of programming.