An operating system— launched by the tech giant company Google— Android is now 10 years old.
As per the stats, in today’s world, over 88 per cent of the world’s smartphones are running Android operating system.
The first Android smartphone was publicly released by the Google on 20 October 2008. It was the same year when another mobile phone company Apple revealed its first iPhone.
The first Android phone released by the Google was HTC-made T-Mobile G-1, which was initially launched in the United States of America, after which the company has decided to market the phone outside the United State as the HTC-Dream.
When the Android smartphone was initially launched, it had to compete with different operating system’s mobile phone including Nokia’s Symbian, Microsoft’s Windows phone, and Apple’s iOS smartphones. However, the nature of the Android operating system is open-source and versatile that is why it is now the most ruling operating system in today’s world.
In the beginning, the Android operating system was leaving its all the competitors behind as well but after the release of the Motorola DROID with Android 2.0 version in 2009, it was equipped with more powerful hardware to support all the features of the system in a better way.
In the June of the same year, 2009, another tech company Samsung had launched the Galaxy i7500, it was the Samsung’s first phone to run the Android OS.
Although the first Android phone released by the Samsung was failed to convince the buyers to use the Android OS, the company tried again and release a Samsung Galaxy S in June of 2010. The Galaxy S series’ first phone launched by the Samsung was considered the first iPhone competitor.
After the Samsung, the Google tried making its own Android-running smartphone after a successful partnership with HTC. Google had released the Nexus One in January 2010.
After that, Google partnered with other mobile brands such as LG and Samsung to launch future models of the Nexus series till 2016, when the Nexus was discontinued by the Google to make a plain way for the Google’s Pixel.
In the world we are living in today, the Android has made its place not only in the smartphone’s world and tablets but by this operating system has also grabbed the markets of television, smartwatches, cars and many other smart devices.