Quiet, not we have become crazy, not forgotten chapter of “Sesame Street” where friendly puppets we taught to count. We know that Android, as we know it, does not count or with three years of existence, but, long ago since you started everything even from before of that Google is poking in the garlic?
[x] cube LABS He made a great work of synthesis in the form of a timeline to explain, in the most summary way possible, everything has been the route of the company founded by Andy Rubin in 2003. The image, which has a resolution of 900 x 3000 pixel, you can see it in our gallery, then.
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In fact his achievements have been made since its first stable version appeared beyond September 2008 achievements ranging from the year 2003 to 2007 are summarized in a company acquired by Google and having launched a SDK beta.
We can summarize What tells us the infographic follows:
- Since September 2008 (although in November 2007 left the beta) until May 2011 have appeared no less than seven versions of Android, in order chronological (and alphabetical order, taking into account their names relating to desserts) are: Android 1.0, Android 1.5 Cupcake, Android 1.6 Donut, Android 2.0 Eclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
But if we consider the diversity of versions of the same operating system that boasts, we find one of the biggest drawbacks of Android: his famous and criticized “fragmentation”.
- Market share, Android has passed 0.50% had in September 2008 a 22.2% had in May 2011, eating you land in this percentage to practically any existing mobile operating system and being often compared with its most direct rival, Apple’s iOS.
- The most distributed version of Android is Android 2.2 Froyo, due to the explosion of terminals of medium-high range (and some tablets) that were launched at that time, by the increased use of mobile social networks, and the change in attitude that are presenting many users when you buy a phone, aside from terminals more basic (as so far was typical in Spain).
- It is hoped a new version for late 2011/early 2012 called Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which will be the version that unify the system to be installed both in tablets and smartphones, regardless of the device’s screen resolution.
Ultimately, lovers or detractors galore, it is clear that Android has resulted a revolution in less than three years “operating” behind him. You checked both consumers, and there are This daily information flow about its existence, even us we were obliged to devote an own publication, Xataka Android, and even so, as you can see daily as on Engadget Mobile we keep mentioning it equally.
We will continue seeing what will bring us Android in the years that are to come, but the most important thing will be that its evolution Suppose a constant innovation for own road of the mobile operating system, called Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, MeeGo, WebOS, or pepilloeldelospalotesOS.
We still have years to enjoy.