Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. If you will search for android in dictionary then you will come to know “a robot with a human appearance” which is quiet correct. Android Inc is owned by Google Inc. Android was launched in 2008 but originally founded in 2003. There are lots of unknown facts about Android , so today here I am sharing top 10 unknown facts of Android.
Android was not initially developed by Google Inc. It was owned in 2005 by Google Inc.
Android all versions follow Alphabetical Order e.g. 1. Angel Cake (System) 2. Bettenberg (version 1.0) 3. CupCake (version 1.5) 4. Donut (version 1.6) 5. Eclair (version 2.0) 6. Froyo (version 2.2.x) 7. Gingerbread (version 2.3.x) 8. Honeycomb (version 3.x) 9. Icecream Sandwich (version 4.x) 10. Jelly Beans 10. Kitkat. It is noted that all versions are name of desserts.
The HTC G1 was the very first Android phone to ever be released. It was released in 2008 in US. It is actually known more commonly as the T Mobile G1.
The Cute Android logo was supposedly derived from the Atari Game called “Gauntlet“.
Android is Open Source i.e. The users of Android have access to the source code and the users of Android can change the source code and create new versions of the operating system. Also if you success in changing the source code to a new and working version of the operating system, you can distribute this to other users. That are basically called ROMs.
Google gives Android, free of cost to cell phone manufacturers.
60% of Android users are under the age of 34 & 46% of Android users prefer touchscreen keyboard than physical keyboard.
Early Android Devices Weren’t Successful. IPhone was one and only first choice of people.
Each active app on an Android device runs in its own Dalvik VM, which keeps it safe and separate from core functions.
Google announced Android 4.4 with name Kitkat (world’s leading Chocolate brand) without choosing Key lime pie,the most expected name of upcoming Android version.
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