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History Of Android

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In addition to navigation, Eclair introduced live wallpapers for Android and the first text-to-speech feature. Cupcake also created the foundation for third-party app widgets, which quickly became one of Android's most distinctive elements, and provided the platform's first ever video recording capability. Shortly after Cupcake, in September 2009, Android released a new version: Donut.    Show Source Texts

Donut brings an updated Linux kernel from 2.6.27 to 2.6.29, along with some new features and supported devices. Key features include voice and text search for contacts/web/bookmarks, support for WVGA screens, and camera functionality and speed improvements. Donut (1.6) On September 15, 2009, Google released version 1.6 of Android called Donut.    Show Source Texts

Google released Android 4.4 KitKat in October 2013, coinciding with the release of the Nexus 5 smartphone. Three years after the release of 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google finally upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop in November 2014. October 2009, about a year after the launch of Android 1.0, Google released version 2.0 of the operating system, officially codenamed Eclair. In September 2010, Google released Android 2.3 (gingerbread), a version that Google still lists as the oldest version on the platform version update page.    Show Source Texts

The Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X were the first devices to ship with Android Marshmallow preinstalled. The smartphone Google Nexus 5 became the first smartphone to have Android 4.4 pre-installed.    Show Source Texts

The latest version (at the time of writing) of the operating system, Android 12, was first launched on February 18 in the Developer Preview release. The Google Pixel 2 smartphone included this operating system, but it was also available to update many older Android devices as an "over the air" update, and was also made available through the Google Android open source project.    Show Source Texts

Android Cupcake Evolution also has third party app widgets. In addition, the Android version also introduces a video recording feature for smartphones. Android has changed a lot since it was first released on HTC's T-Mobile device in 2008.    Show Source Texts

Android was born in 2003 as a project of the American technology company Android Inc. to develop an operating system for digital cameras. At Google, the Android team decided to build their project on Linux, an open source operating system for personal computers. A key decision in the history of Android was Google's push to make Android an open source operating system. This allowed it to become very popular among third party phone manufacturers.    Show Source Texts

Since then, Android has grown rapidly and developed its platform for mobile devices. Now Android has become the operating system for hundreds of different phones and tablets.    Show Source Texts

Android came out in 2007 when the first commercial Android phone, the HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1, was released in September 2008. Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's history began in October 2003, long before the term "smartphone" was widely used, and years before Apple released its first iPhone and iOS.    Show Source Texts

In 2003, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, Chris White, and Andy Rubin founded a company called Android Inc., as we've already mentioned. October 2003, years before Apple released its world's first iOS, and before the word "smartphone" appeared. Creative. That's the "stuff," and Android, Inc., a state-funded startup based in Palo Alto, California, makes it happen. The company is now owned by Google, which bought it in 2005 and helped promote the Android operating system.    Show Source Texts

Instead, it sold Android to other manufacturers, first catching the attention of HTC, which used the platform in 2008 for its first Android phone, the HTC Dream.    Show Source Texts

Android officially debuted in 2008 with a version of Android 1.0 so ancient it doesn't even have a pretty codename. At the time, things were fairly simple, but the software included a suite of early Google apps such as Gmail, Maps, Calendar, and YouTube that were built into the operating system, in stark contrast to the more easily updatable standalone app model in use today. The first Android phone ran OS version 1.0, which was basic but had a number of Google apps such as Gmail, Calendar, YouTube, and Maps.    Show Source Texts

The first commercial Android smartphone was the HTC Dream, also known as the T-Mobile G1, released on September 23, 2008. On September 23, 2008, HTC released its HTC Dream smartphone, which included the first commercial version of Android. operating system. Then, in September 2008, the first device in the history of Android devices, the HTC Dream, was launched and commercially available.    Show Source Texts

It wasn't until 2005 that Google bought Android, Inc., and while there wasn't much information about Android at the time, many took it as a sign that Google would use the platform to enter the phone market. Google sensed the product's potential and in 2005 made a $50 million deal to acquire Android. In 2005, the next big chapter in the history of Android began when the original company was acquired by Google. That same year, Andy Rubin ran out of money, so on August 17, 2005, Google acquired Android Inc. After the acquisition, Google still retains key employees of Android Inc., including Rubin, Miner and White.    Show Source Texts

Eventually, their operating systems started moving towards each other: Google took some precautions from Apple, and Apple started making iOS as ambitious as Android. According to reports from the early days of Android, when Apple finally showed off its revolutionary smartphone in January 2007, Google had to "start over" with Android, including dropping the Sooner.    Show Source Texts

Given that the Milestone 3 emulator came out nearly a year after Apple's iPhone launch, it's surprising to see that the device's interface still closely mimics the Blackberry model. While work on the base system was no doubt done within a year of the development of the iPhone, the emulator still ran with what was perceived as an "old school" interface.    Show Source Texts

Cupcake made many improvements to the Android interface, including the first on-screen keyboard, which was needed for phones to move away from the once-ubiquitous physical keyboard model. Android Cupcake brings the first on-screen keyboard in Android history.    Show Source Texts

The Android version also has a dessert-based codename, which is a trend for its successors. Cupcake (1.5) Cupcake was released on April 30, 2009 and is the next major Android release to hit the commercial market. The first official public codename for Android didn't appear until Keith Bellway released version 1.5 of Cupcake in April 2009.    Show Source Texts

Credit for naming versions of Android after candies and desserts traditionally goes to Google project manager Ryan Gibson. It's funny that since Cupcake, every version of Android to date has been named after desserts. Each major version is named alphabetically after a dessert or sweet surprise, and early versions of Android were called "Cupcake", "Donut", "Eclair", and "Froyo" in that order. With Android 10 in September 2019, Google announced a rebrand of the operating system, removing the candy-based naming scheme used in previous versions

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