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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58. tiara6918 (Posts: 1910; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Happy Birthday Android!The best operating system ever made! Now give us free apps on Google play as part of you're blowout.
61. matrix_neo (Posts: 328; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Happy Birthday Android. Because of you we have now quad core, 2 gb ram, and amazing screen displays in our phones. Not just feature rich and more advanced mobile platform, other platforms are still catching up to match you.
Congrats and thank you Google and also to all developers, please continue to amaze and excite us with every Android updates, let others get jealous and envy you.
67. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
What would a world without Android look like? Would I even care about mobile?
The innovation and imagination that Google has fostered since taking it over has revolutionized the industry. There would be no push for "better" had Android not redefined what "good" should be. Don't have a clue what is next, but willing to bet on them to force the issue, and I love them for it.
Let's talk in 4 years. I hear there are a couple of predictions that say this Android thing won't make it.....
69. VJo003 (Posts: 346; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Happy Birthday U green robot!!!
Ur like that precious wine... Which keeps getting better with age.
The best is yet to come :)
77. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)
Where's the 4 day battery life..WISH HEAVY USAGE!
79. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
An outstanding amount of growth.
Android's biggest value has been to ride the excitement about having a smartphone which the iPhone started and satisfy that while making the smartphone much more affordable. As it's done so, Apple has started to mimic the pricing model of its competitors and ensure that lower cost models make it to the carriers it sells on. The result is smartphone adoption at a rate you couldn't get if you had an army holding guns to peoples' heads.
I said it the other morning and I'll say it now: even if Android dies off, and even if that die off comes quickly, it's still made its contribution and affected the smartphone market for the better. And as long as good Android devices are released and the software keeps improving Android is where I will stay.
80. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
I'm happy.. and it feels like its my birthday :)
81. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Happy birthday android! I hope you and ur mediocracy die soon. So the world realizes how far Behind iOS you are. You are simply awful, you complicate lives, you force close my life and tempt me into installing custom roms which soon screw up my phone. You let OEMS rape you and f**k your entire look and feel and end up losing even the little beauty you have. You always appear in phones that look like mini tablets which are uncomfortable to hold and mostly ugly. Android, you let me down.
83. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
It's been only 4 years and it's good to know how far Android has progressed. Congrats to Android. :)
84. mehdibaloch (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Its a 4th Bday to of my SON as well. WOW didnt know that my son is bday celebrated by many around globe. So I will call him ANDRIOD BABY ;)
86. ram1337 (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
Android is like Ford Model T (the first mass produced car), till Model T came about not many people could afford cars, smilarly till Android came about not many could afford a smart phone.
Android changed the mindset that free is always inferior
89. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Thank you all developers for giving us a freedom!
92. davenycept (Posts: 198; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
True and standby battery life is huge for me
93. davenycept (Posts: 198; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Andriod is the best.. I had iPhone then g1 then vibrant then s2 now will get either s3 or wait for note2.. Keep up the great work!!!!