Google Android OS is Five Years Young

Google’s mobile operating system Android is celebrating its fifth birthday –  the mobile OS is five years young.

Android was officially born on November 5, 2007 by a group of companies such as Google, phone makers like HTC and Samsung, telcos such as T-Mobile and Sprint and chip makers like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments and the first Android phone was released on October 22, 2008 that was HTC’s Dream.

Now after 5 years Android is the number one mobile platform in the world with 1.3 million new activities each day and around 570 million total activations up to the current day. According to Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google at the current rate of growth Android will reach a billion activations before its sixth birthday, in 2013.

While speaking about Android devices, each US citizen possesses minimum two Android devices and one out of every 10 people on Earth is holding an Android device.

In these five years, Android  got updated and was replaced many times. The first two versions of Android 1.0 and 1.1 are not so famous but with the introduction of Android 1.5 it was named Cupcake. Then came the Éclair, the 2.1 version and still 3.1 percent of Android devices runs on Éclair. Éclair was followed by Froyo and according to Google over 12 percent devices is still running on Froyo.

Currently half of the Android devices, almost 54 percent are running on 2.3 version of Gingerbread and it is followed by the Ice Cream Sandwich. Almost 25.8 devices installed with this 4.0 Android version. The latest and brand new version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on 2.7 percent of devices.

Thinking of  the top Android device, it is of course the Samsung Galaxy S III, says Android App Market AppBrain. They also claim that, there are 556,802 Android apps are available in there app store!

Well, if things are going this much fast then within in few years every person on the planet will have an Android device.

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