Resource Mobile Madhouse showed infographics in the development of mobile OSes Android.
In November, the Android operating system celebrated her birthday 7, and a few days before an official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop . In honor of the event data resource Mobile Madhouse prepare infographic, which demonstrates the entire history of the operating system, beginning with creation of Android Inc. in 2003 and ending with the present day and the release of Android 5.0 and Android Wear.
It is worth noting that the history of the Android platform and is closely associated with the devices that came out under its control.
The whole history of Android in one picture:
In October, Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White founded company Android Inc.
In August 2005, Google acquired Android Inc., and Andy Rubin led a unit engaged in the creation and development of the operating system Android.
2007 completely changed the way people think about smartphones, as on June 29 Macworld conference, Apple introduced the iPhone. And later this year on November 5, Google announced the creation of Open Handset Alliance (OHA), and announced the opening of the mobile platform Android. This date is considered the official birthday of Android.
In February 2008, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments introduced the first processors that are compatible with Android. September 23 was officially released the first version of Android, and has presented on October 28, HTC Dream – the first Android-smartphone.
The year 2009 was very eventful for young operating system. April 30 the release of Android 1.5 Cupcake with updated user interface and app store, as well as support for the virtual keyboard. Six months later, on September 15, Google released the Android 1.6 Donut, which was first introduced support for different screen resolutions. A month later, on October 26 was released Android 2.0 Eclair with support for multiple accounts Google, browsers, HTML5 and reworked graphics architecture. As of the second quarter of 2009, Android’s market share was 2,8%.
May 20, Google introduced Android 2.2 Froyo: the opportunity to make calls through Bluetoth-sets, it became possible to use the smartphone as a hotspot Wi-Fi, and there is support for more RAM, which allowed to create more powerful smartphones. December 6 was released platform Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which received an improved user interface, changes associated with long battery life, NFC support and calls over the Internet. At the end of the year the share of Android already was 33%.
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2011 began with the release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb – the system created exclusively for tablets, which received the support of multi-core processors, processed keyboard and an improved camera. In May, the market share of Android is already 53%. October 19, Google introduced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which was the first universal platform for smartphones and tablets. With the new user interface is possible to create a folder on the desktop and change the size of the widgets, and much more.
In June 2012, was presented to the system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which has improved the performance and autonomy, and also introduced a new service Google Now. In late October of that year, Google released a minor update of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, the market share of the Android operating system accounted for 75%.
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In July 2013, Google released an update Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and already on October 31 was presented the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat. The main task of the new version of Android was to improve performance on a device with 512 MB of RAM. Also, significant changes were made to the user interface of the system. In the same year, 25 September, Samsung has introduced a “smart” clock Galaxy Gear, running on a customized version of Android. Android market share at the end of 2013 amounted to 78,6%.
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March 18, Google introduced Android Wear – platform for wearable devices. The first “smart” clock running on Android Wear, steel LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and Motorola Moto 360. Also at the conference for developers of Google I / O 2014 demonstrated the platform Android Auto and Android TV, designed for cars and televisions, respectively. On October 15, the company had presented new Nexus 6, Nexus and Nexus Player 9 with the new version of the operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop, which received a new user interface Material Design.
Also Editorial Mobile Madhouse has published a list of the most important devices in history of the development of the operating system Android: HTC Dream, Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 5 , Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), LG G3, OnePlus One, Nexus and Nexus 6 9.
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