5 November 2007 was formed a business alliance Open Handset Alliance, brought together under the Google led 84 companies, including Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, ASUS, Huawei and others. On the same day it was released information about an open platform for mobile phones based on the kernel Linux, which after 8 years is destined to become the most popular in the world – Android. The debut version of the Android SDK for developers has been released on 12 November of the same year, and October 22, 2008 debuted the first commercial product to Android – HTC Dream (aka T-Mobile G1).
Here is a complete list of versions of Android to date:
- Android 1.0 Apple Pie (Apple Pie), she – Astroboy
- Android 1.1 Banana Bread (Banana bread), she – Bender
- Android 1.5 Cupcake (cupcake)
- Android 1.6 Donut (Doughnut)
- Android 2.0 / 2.1 Eclair (Eclair)
- Android 2.2.x Froyo (frozen yogurt)
- Android 2.3.x Gingerbread (Gingerbread)
- Android 3.x Honeycomb (Honeycomb)
- Android 4.0.h Ice Cream Sandwich (ice cream on waffles)
- Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean (chewy candies)
- Android 4.4.x KitKat
- Android 5.x Lollipop (Candy)
- Android 6.x Marshmallow (marshmallows, marshmallow)
Each has a personalized statue at the headquarters of Google, based in Mountain View (California):
As of November 2015, the world’s biggest smartphone runs on Android KitKat (37,8%). Almost 9% of her inferior Android Jelly Bean (29%), which is breathing in the back Android Lollipop (25,6%). Current Android Marshmallow is today the market is mainly represented by the family of Nexus and occupies only 0.3% of the total number of gadgets. Close to the exit of “brotherhood» Android 2.2 Froyo. Obviously, the number of smartphones Froyo is reduced as a consequence of a failure of old gadgets.
Today, Android feels comfortable at the top of the charts of mobile operating systems, where it accounts for more than 80%. Manages Android team Lokhaymer Hiroshi (Hiroshi Lockheimer). In parallel with the development of the OS, the search giant is developing Project Nexus (smartphones with “naked» Android and priority updates that are very popular gikam) and Android One (affordable alternative Nexus). Relevant today are smart phones LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. Both run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Android ecosystem today includes not only smartphones and tablets, and TVs, cars, watches, Android Pay payment system, and even shoes. Remember your first Android-Soup and write in the comments your dating history with Android.
© Arthur Luchkin. Mobiltelefon