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The Sweet History Of Android

THE SWEET HISTORY OF anDROID



2003

October

Android Inc. founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner,Nick Sears and Chris White.



2005

August

Google buy out Android Inc. to get a foot in the door,foreseeing the rise of smartphones.



2007

January

Apple unveil the iPhone at the 2007 Macworld convention.It is released on June 29th 2007.



November 5th

Google launches the open Handset Alliance,or OHA. It unveils Android as their first product on November 5th. This date becomes officially regarded as Android's "birthday".



2008

February

Qualcomm and Texas Instruments create chipsets compatible with the Android OS.



September 23rd

The stable Android 1.0 is officially released.



October 28th

The HTC Dream is released;it is the first Android smartphone.



2009

Android begins the tradition of naming versions alphabetically after sweets.

April 30th

Android 1.5

'Cupcake'

Update of the Android marketplace

Android user

interface is overhauled to make it simpler and sleeker.

On-screen soft keyboard.



September 15th

Android 1.6 'Donut'

New gesture framework with improved multitouch support.

Virtual on-screen keyboard.

Enhanced text-to-speech.

Virtual onscreen keyboard.

Battery usage organized by app.



october 26th

Android 2.0 'Eclair'

Quick Contact feature.

Boost to the stock camera software.

Improvements to keyboard.

HTML5 browser support.

Revamped graphics architecture.



Q2 2009 REPORT REPORT 2.8% Market Share



2010

May 20th

Android 2.2 'Froyo'

Multiple keyboard language

Voice dialling over Bluetooth

Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Camera enhancement & simplified picture gallery

Supports higher quantities of RAM,which leads to an increase in power for Android phones.



December 6th

Android 2.3 'Gingerbread'.

Streamlined user interface.

Update keyboard.

Better power management feature

Internet calls.

NFC compatibility.



May 2011 53% Market Share

2011



February 22nd

Android 3.0 'Honeycomb'

Designed for tablet use only.

Global notifications,

Redesigned keyboard with tab key,

Improved text selection,

Improved camera,

Homescreen widgets,

Better browser,

It is the first version of Android to support multiple-core processors.



May

Android has 53% of the market,but only 39% of the profits from smartphone sales,compared to more than 50% for Apple.



October 5th 2011



Apple founder Steve Jobs dies after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.He is succeeded by Tim Cook.



October 19th

Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich'

It converges the tablet and smartphone Android devices.

Homescreen folders.

Resizable and refreshed widgets.

A more dynamic lock page.

Multiple customizable shortcuts.

Quick responses to calls.

Improved stock keyboard.

Better video editing software.

Android Beam NFC functionality.



2012

May-June

Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean'

Increased performance

Streamline usability.

"Project Butter" Software to make Android devices run more smoothly.

Google Now-a voice search function.

Better support for non-English speaking users.

larger & richer notifications.

Automatically resizing app widgets.

Simplified task navigation.



September

Apple release their flagship Apple iPhone 5.Around 30 million handsets are sold by 2013,easily beating the 17 million of the Samsung Galaxy S3,Android's most popular handset.



Q4 2012 REPORT 75% Global Smartphone market share



2013

Three major new phone releases with Android softwares.

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S4

HTC One



March 2013

Apple stock takes a huge dive of more than 30% Stock prices teeter around $400-not much more than late 2011's rates.



What lies ahead?

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie



KEY ANDROID DEVICES

2008

HTC DREAM



2010

SAMSUNG GALAXY S



2011

MOTOROLA XOOM



2011

SAMSUNG GALAXY S2



2012

HTC ONE X



2012

SAMSUNG GALAXY S3



2012

NEXUS 7



2012

NEXUS 4



2013

SONY XPERIA Z



2013

HTC ONE



2013

SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

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