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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Android Operating System : Some Facts

What is Android?
Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.

Some History about Android
Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California, United States in October, 2003 by Andy Rubin (co-founder ofDanger),Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.), Nick Sears (once VP at T-Mobile) and Chris White.

Acquisition By Google
Google acquired Android Inc. on August 17, 2005, making Android Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. Key employees of Android Inc., including Andy Rubin, Rich Miner and Chris White, stayed at the company after the acquisition.

Android Versions and its Pet Names

2.3 Gingerbread

3.0 Honeycomb

4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Courtesy : Wiki pedia 

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