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Android: The Story So Far

ANDROID: THE STORY SO FAR Trace the story of Android in facts and figures from its humble beginnings to its current dominance in the smartphone market and look forward to future innovations. WHAT IS ANDROID? Android is a complete set of software for mobile devices that is open source and free. It is powered by the Linux kemel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android's development and release. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) handles the maintenance and development of Android THE HISTORY OF ANDROID 2003 ANDROID INC. ESTABLISHED Company founded to develop, said co-founder Andy Rubin ".smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences." 2005 GOOGLE ACQUIRES ANDROID Little was known about Android Inc. but this was assumed to be Google's plan to enter the mobile phone market. OPEN HANDSET ALLIANCE 2007 ANNOUNCES ANDROID The Open Handset Alliance - a group of over 80 technology and mobile companies including LH, HTC, Samsung Google and Sony, who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile - unveil their first product: Android. 2009 ANDROID VERSION 1.0 RELEASED ....*** The first ever Android device was the HTC Dream (GI) which included a range of Google integration services ANDROID REACHES NO.1 SPOT IN SMARTPHONE ARENA 2011 By the end of 2010 Android dominated the market in the US (59%) and Europe (46%). THE EVOLUTION OF ANDROID Android has been updated a number of times since its original release, to fix bugs and add new features. Each new version gets a delicious dessert code name in alphabetical order: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and the future version, Ice Cream Sandwich. 1.5 CUPCAKE 1.6 DONUT 2.0 ECLAIR - Video recording Android Market -Account syncing - 3rd party keyboards - Text to speech Email exchange Widgets - Universal search - Improved camera 2.2 FROYO 2.3 GINGER- 3.0 HONEY- W-Fi Hotspot BREAD COMB - Adobe Flash support - Native VolP support - Tablet support Better performance - Download manager - Tabbed browsing - Simpler & faster UI - Video chat ANDROID STATS* 410 231 ANDROID DEVICES NETWORK OPERATORS 123 550,000+ DAILY AČTIVATIONS COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE 250,000 135 MILLION ANDROID APPS TOTAL ACTIVATIONS MARKET PENETRATION: TOP ANDROID PHONES: TOP APP CATEGORIES: 2 3 SAMSUNG GALAXY S ANDROID 44% ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALI- SATION SYMBIAN 22% нTC EVO 4G APPLE IOS 18% SAMSUNG GALAXY S Il BOOKS & REFERENCE BB OS 12% HTC DESIRE TOOLS OTHER 4% HTC DESIRE HD LIFESTYLE THE FUTURE OF ANDROID ANDROID 4.O: ICE-CREAM SANDWICH Android Head of Engineering, Mike Claren called Ice Cream Sandwich, a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb, "most ambitious release to date." Features include facial recognition and new APIS to reduce fragmentation. *statistics sourced on date published: September 201 Sources: 2003.2011/ version_history CELLO

Android: The Story So Far

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