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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15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Now about the new Nexus smartphones...
65. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
We thanks Android for the totall freedom, unlike other OSes.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.
3. YasasT (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
happy bday android!! you are definitely the most feature rich mobile platform ever. period.
4. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Happy Birthday and congrats to everyone involved in this project! Looking forward to the future.
6. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
google should make all apps for free for the birth day
7. GoBears (Posts: 450; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Happy Birthday Android! Thanks for giving us the choices that you do!
9. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Happy Birthday Android!
Keep up the good work!
10. shy2papa (Posts: 312; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)
Happy birthday to the most powerful OS of all time, Android we love you more and more.
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
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.
39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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.
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.
13. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Happy birthday to consumer choice and freedom in the mobile consumer electronics market!!
Freedom is anything but free these days.
17. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Hopefully you will go the way of the Dodo soon.
24. tedkord (Posts: 11923; 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.
30. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; 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.
32. tedkord (Posts: 11923; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I didn't say not possible. I said not likely, especially in the near term.
33. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; 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.
68. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Don't know what ur smoking... But I would like to have some of that tonite....
35. lyndon420 (Posts: 4459; 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.
38. lyndon420 (Posts: 4459; 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.
28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
And you'r iOs will take another 4 years to become mature.
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 :)