Top 10 Facts About Android that you may not know

Android is the most used smartphone operating system in the world.Nowadays most of the smartphones are running on this operating system.according to a survey more than one billion smartphones are powered by Android operating system.But there are some lesser-known facts about android.So here we share Top 10 Facts About Android that you may not know.



1.There are over one billion smartphones and tablets running on the android operating system.


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


3.Android operating system was launch by Google in November 5, 2007.And as we all know Android is a Linux-based software system.


4.HTC Dream (T_Mobile G1) is the first ever Android smartphone, it was released in the year 2008.


5.Only Android 1.0 and 1.1 are not named after sweet treats like Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb to name a few.


6.Android operating system has been following an alphabetical order in naming for example; 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)), KitKat (4.4), Lollipop(5.0) and upcoming Android M(6.0)


7.Android means a human type looking robot.  It refers to a male robot. Gynoid is the female-looking robot.



8.Android was the name given to Andy Rubin (the co-creator of Android) at Apple before joining Google, for his love for robots.


9.There is an Android device in space!! NASA equipped Floating space robots with Nexus S handsets. These Android devices run on Android Gingerbread


10.The Google play store has more than 1.4 million apps and it is the largest app store in the world.


#Source: Spinfold