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Happy Fourth Birthday, Android

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2012, 14:31 posted on

On this date in 2008, Android 1.0 was released and the Android Developers Blog celebrates by posting the original announcement; the Android 1.0 SDK was the beginning of the journey to the latest and greatest Android 4.1.1 build...

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posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:33 42

1. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Happy birthday! Now about that cake....

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:51 16

5. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


the cake is a lie !

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:51 11

14. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Lie is a cake...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:52 15

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Now about the new Nexus smartphones...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:07 10

16. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Now about that snapdragon S5...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:15 9

65. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


We thanks Android for the totall freedom, unlike other OSes.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:36 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5729; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Love the quote from IDC about Android's future footprint. I can't remember when any of these 'consultants' have got a prediction correct. It amazes me the amount of coin that clients pay for the 'forecasts' that IDC and company produce.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:39 15

3. YasasT (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


happy bday android!! you are definitely the most feature rich mobile platform ever. period.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:42 13

4. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Happy Birthday and congrats to everyone involved in this project! Looking forward to the future.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:52 7

6. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


google should make all apps for free for the birth day

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:57 20

7. GoBears (Posts: 346; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Happy Birthday Android! Thanks for giving us the choices that you do!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:00 4

8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


YYYEEEEAAAAHHHH

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:04 5

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Happy Birthday Android!
Keep up the good work!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:21 15

10. shy2papa (Posts: 206; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Happy birthday to the most powerful OS of all time, Android we love you more and more.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:41 2

11. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I thought android os was invented before then?!? But who cares, right? Anyways... HAPPY B-day ANDroid!!!!! We

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:43

12. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Android is on the right track but needs a quick update to all Android devices like iOS.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:42 8

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I knew I was going to find someone like you here.

Its cool that Apple updates their phones on a timely manner. But guess what? The updates don't mean s**t if the user can't use any of the features that they're suppose to use. iOS 6 + 3GS = Brick. Useless.

Have fun navigating on that half assed Map app on that 4S and 5 only.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:27 2

73. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


if it ain't broke don't upgrade is what is a common adage. I am still running XP and i don't feel crippled in any manner ... If it's a critical bug or a security update then yes else updates for me really don't matter.

I did not find anything visibly better (at micro level it could be) after upgradinmg Sony Xperia P from GB to ICS except for the stanbdby batter life.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 15:47 4

13. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Happy birthday to consumer choice and freedom in the mobile consumer electronics market!!

Freedom is anything but free these days.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:10

17. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Happy Birthday,

Hopefully you will go the way of the Dodo soon.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:50

24. tedkord (Posts: 4701; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not likely, with 68% worldwide market share, and growing. Every second of every day, 15 new Android devices are activated.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:13 1

30. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Symbian used to be top dog, look at them now, this could be the reality for Android.

I can actually see more manufacturers trying a new OS because of the monopoly (on profit) by Samsung. LG and Sony keep on trying and they are failing year after year. HTC is seeing Windows Phone 8 as an alternative. I think this golden age of Android is soon to be at an end.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:20

32. tedkord (Posts: 4701; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I didn't say not possible. I said not likely, especially in the near term.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:25

33. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I agree with you on this. I do believe Android's share on the short term on tablets will decline rapidly with the introduction of Windows 8 RT.

They were never really strong anyway, only an Android Fake (Amazon) seems to have succes in the tablet market.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:13 1

68. VJo003 (Posts: 323; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Don't know what ur smoking... But I would like to have some of that tonite....

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:31 1

35. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


What about apple? They control the hardware and software of their products, yet their latest creation is a very sub-par experience.

I love Android obviously, but if something comes along that can blow the doors off of it...then I want to know about it.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:41

38. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


We call this marketing. The reason Samsung has done so well is because they aren't afraid to spend a few dollars to let the world know that their products exist.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:03

28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And you'r iOs will take another 4 years to become mature.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:13

31. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I've never used iOS on a phone.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:30

74. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


iOS will be in a perpetual mode of chasing it's own shadow forever ... that's the main reason why they are on a suing spree :)

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:53

42. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Hopefully? Why? Got something against innovation? Like to be led do you?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:22 1

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


The IDC prediction from 2010..wow. Just wow

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:48 3

23. Luuthian (Posts: 210; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


How about a new Nexus announcement hmm?

Actually, come to think of it, there have been zero rumors surrounding a Nexus device this year. Yeah we got a potential Galaxy nexus 2 blurb and something about Sony or LG joining in, but aside from that?... Nothing. We had TONS of iphone 5 stuff and plenty of Galaxy Nexus leaks and news. What the heck is going on this year? Are they passing this year by?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:06

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm also interested in this question.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:51

41. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Guess you missed the news that the next Nexus device might come from multiple OEM's next time around.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:54 1

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No he don't.

"...Galaxy nexus 2 blurb and something about Sony or LG joining in..."

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:27

46. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Fair enough. Guess I was focused on his 'zero rumors this year' comment that he included in his contradiction.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:53 1

59. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I'm scared about the fact that there may NOT be a Nexus this year... Maybe Google is just really keeping it under wraps, unlike a lot of people whose entire spec count gets released to the public 5 months before the announcement.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:07

63. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I'm looking forward to it, but for sure it will be let down by specs! Hope, wish it's from SONY.....!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 22:10

78. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How would it be let down by specs? The Nexus has always set the standard for that generation of high-end Androids. The only thing better than the Galaxy Nexus that was out was the GS2, and it wasn't too big of a gap.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:53 2

25. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Happy birthday Android

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:54 3

26. Jphones (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's more than a happy birthday. Android is celebrating kicking some pear cores in unit sells

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:25 6

34. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Look where Android is now after 4 years, and look where iphone is after 6 or 7 years. Google obviously cares more about what their customers are getting compared to apple.

Have a wonderful 4th birthday Android.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:55 4

44. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Thank you Android for letting us make choices not by force like iOS and for being YOU,Happy birthday

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:36 2

55. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


It's not by force bro. I am pretty sure people know by now that both OS are way different. Nobody forces someone to buy a phone, the consumer decides what he/she wants.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:04 1

45. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I hope the next junk food update will called PEANUT BUTTER :)

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:49 1

47. joey_sfb (Posts: 2892; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android
Butter Cookie
Cupcake
Donut
Eclair
Froyo
Gingerbread
Honeycomb
Ice Cream Sandwich
Jellybean
Peanut Butter!!??

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:07

53. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Kandy Kane

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:35

54. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


remember their nuext project is project butter

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:41 3

57. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Dude seriously? Project butter is not a OS . Its in jellybean which helps android be more fluid etc...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:11

64. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Are we not all awaiting for the JB4.1.2, this should be twice the fluidity of 4.1..... ?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 01:43 1

82. tedkord (Posts: 4701; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, Project Butter was the codename for the triple buffering and other optimizations to ensure continued smoothness, and was a part of Jelly Bean. It's not next, it's already in there.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:38 1

56. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I don't know about you, but when I was in kindergarten I learned that K came after J lol Dumbass

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:27

72. Ragnarockd (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Next is Key Lime Pie

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:31 1

75. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


How about APPLE Jam :D

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:53

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Rumors that the next code name will be Hot Chocolate.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:55

60. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


H was already used...thus 'K' would be next - Krispy Kreme?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:50 1

48. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


happy birthday android! your UI is the best! the skinned UI is terrible! but still awesome to have you here! :P

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:54 1

50. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Maybe in 2018...lol. Maybe the inspector converted to ios6 and wound up marooned on an alien world for 6 years due to their 'it just work's mapping 'solution'.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:02 1

51. eman99 (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


thanks for showing up android life is sweeter

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