An amazing source of unknown Android facts – Tech facts

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Tuesday, 18/10/2016 05:10

It is not wrong to say that Android is dominating the mobile market. Then all information around Android is so amazing with a lot of changes and a range of facts since the begining. Below is an amazing source of unknown Android facts that will challenge your knowledge.

Top 13 unknown Android facts

1. The Android operating system was developed by Android Inc., in 2004 backed by Google. Later Google bought it in 2005 at a price of $50 million.

2.  Honeycomb is the only Android version never officially released for smartphones.

unknown android facts

Unknown android facts

3. Google launched Android operating system in November 5, 2007, which is a Linux based software system.

4. HTC Dream or T_Mobile G1 is the first ever smartphone to run on the Android operating system, this mobile phone was released in the year 2008.

5. Google’s Android operating system, has attained over a billion activations on devices like smartphones and tablets.

6. Android has more apps than its competitors. Rebranded in 2012 as Google Play, Android’s software depot now offers around 1.5 million applications.

unknown android facts

Unknown android facts

7. All the other Android versions are named after sweet treats like Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb to name a few, except Android 1.0 and 1.1.

8. A lot of Android operating system versions have been released. But do you know that every release has been following an alphabetical order in naming . Specially, they are Android Astro (1.0), Bender (1.1), Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0), Froyo (2.2.x), Gingerbread (2.3.x), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x), Jelly Bean (4.x)) and KitKat (4.4).  Lollypop is considered as the next version’s name.

9. Another Android facts is that it is an open source. Since Google is a member of Open Handset Alliance (OHA),  it has given users or interested people the option to modify source code of the OS.  Android has allowed manufacturers to add features to the OS.

10. Human with a robot appearance is the meaning of the word Android. It refers to a male robot.  Gynoid is the female looking robot.

11. Google’s  Android logo derived from the Atari Game called “Gauntlet: The Third  Encounter”. Or at least it seems so, looking at this comparison picture.

unknown android facts

Unknown android facts

12. Many of us think that the name of Android’s logo character is also Android, but its not true.  The actual name of Android Mascot is Bugdroid, though this is not official, Google team call it by this name.

13. One of the best parts of being an Android owner is its apps, its app store “Google play” has more than 48 billion app installs, of which most of them are free. This is technology news that everyone knows.

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