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    History of the Android OS

    How The Android Operating System Came To Be

    Android seems to be getting everywhere, from cell phones to tablet pc's and even tv sets. But how did the potentially Apple beating OS come into being?

    Google, who buy up many small businesses, brought a small company back in 2005 called Android Inc. The little known company developed software for mobile phones.

    When the mighty iPhone was launched
    in June 2007, bringing touchscreens to the world there were rumours that Google wanted in on the mobile phone business, to go in tandem with it's mobile search features. A new Google handset was rumored, and it was said that Google was courting the major manufacturers and carriers. The phone would implement many Google Labs' ideas and Google maps and gmail.

    It was then revealed that Google had been in cahoots with other manufacturers had been developing a new open-source OS for mobile devices which was the beginning of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). This group included LG, HTC, T-Mobile, Samsung,
    Motorola, Intel, Qualcomm amongst others.

    They all got together to develop an open standard for mobile devices based on Linux.

    The OS has been available since Oct 2008 for developers as open-source software.


    The mobile os was first introduced to buyers in late 2008 with the HTC Dream (also called T-Mobile G1), and started getting really popular with the launch of HTC Hero in July 2009.



    Many started calling the new OS a serious rival to iPhone, and by February 2010 there were 60,000 plus Android phones shipping dailyy. The App Market now boasts over 30,000 apps to download. Still has a way behind the iPhone, but app creators now bring out apps for both systems.


    Android has had many updates from v1.0. They released v1.5 which added camcorder functionality and homescreen widgets. Then v1.6 came along with voice search and an improved Android App Market. Larger screens came with v2.0 and satnav. Then came v2.1 which brought extra homescreens and animated wallpapers amongst other features.


    Currently there are many manufacturers developing and releasing Android hardware, from smartphones, tablet PC's, e-book readers, not forgetting Google TV.


    Back in March 2010 Google has partnered with Sony and Intel to create a TV platform powered by the Android OS.It's mission to merge the TV and the Internet together bringing it into the home using a new generation of televisions, blu-ray players and set-top boxes. Google have also partnered with Dish Network to integrate Google TV within their DVR's.




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    Android OS is the best mobile phone software. Now it is very popular in the world. Every famous mobile company use this open source mobile operating system.

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    wow, thanks for your information, I think android will grow very rapidly

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    Android is operating system for phones from Linux. I think it is really a great software beside microsoft product

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    How The Android Operating System Came To Be

    Android seems to be getting everywhere, from cell phones to tablet pc's and even tv sets. But how did the potentially Apple beating OS come into being?

    Google, who buy up many small businesses, brought a small company back in 2005 called Android Inc. The little known company developed software for mobile phones.

    When the mighty iPhone was launched
    in June 2007, bringing touchscreens to the world there were rumours that Google wanted in on the mobile phone business, to go in tandem with it's mobile search features. A new Google handset was rumored, and it was said that Google was courting the major manufacturers and carriers. The phone would implement many Google Labs' ideas and Google maps and gmail.

    It was then revealed that Google had been in cahoots with other manufacturers had been developing a new open-source OS for mobile devices which was the beginning of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). This group included LG, HTC, T-Mobile, Samsung,
    Motorola, Intel, Qualcomm amongst others.

    They all got together to develop an open standard for mobile devices based on Linux.

    The OS has been available since Oct 2008 for developers as open-source software.


    The mobile os was first introduced to buyers in late 2008 with the HTC Dream (also called T-Mobile G1), and started getting really popular with the launch of HTC Hero in July 2009.



    Many started calling the new OS a serious rival to iPhone, and by February 2010 there were 60,000 plus Android phones shipping dailyy. The App Market now boasts over 30,000 apps to download. Still has a way behind the iPhone, but app creators now bring out apps for both systems.


    Android has had many updates from v1.0. They released v1.5 which added camcorder functionality and homescreen widgets. Then v1.6 came along with voice search and an improved Android App Market. Larger screens came with v2.0 and satnav. Then came v2.1 which brought extra homescreens and animated wallpapers amongst other features.


    Currently there are many manufacturers developing and releasing Android hardware, from smartphones, tablet PC's, e-book readers, not forgetting Google TV.


    Back in March 2010 Google has partnered with Sony and Intel to create a TV platform powered by the Android OS.It's mission to merge the TV and the Internet together bringing it into the home using a new generation of televisions, blu-ray players and set-top boxes. Google have also partnered with Dish Network to integrate Google TV within their DVR's.




    Before this, I just know and heard about Android OS but never knew its history. Thanks for providing the great article on Android OS, I really get a lot of useful knowledge from here...

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