Android's road to the top (infographic)
posted by Victor H. / Oct 20, 2011, 3:29 AM
With the official announcement of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Google answered a lot of questions. Most importantly - it gave us some clarity about the future of the platform, an unambiguous commitment to a single mobile operating system for both phones and tablets.
Ice Cream Sandwich preview and a look at ICS unannounced features would give you a better idea about what the future holds for Android, but now it’s a good time to look back at the path that Android has walked up until now and the current standings of the OS.
Started back in 2008 with the launch of the first Android device, the T-Mobile G1, Android quickly grew to extremely popular, giving a viable alternative to Apple’s iPhone.
US market share skyrocketed from a mere 5.2% as of December 2009 to 40% in June 2011. The total number of activated Android phones stood at the impressive 150 million in August, with some 550,000 devices activated every day.Its
And while it’s somewhat similar to iOS, Android comes with the promise to open source code, something reiterated in 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s also got probably the highest percentage of free apps on its Market, estimated at around 57%.
Check out the infographic on the right for all the curious little details as well as for our own wishes for the future of Android. But now it’s back to you - what was your reason for considering Android or even switching to the platform?
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"Android will take over the world" FALSE!! Android has taken over the world.....YEAH....
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 3:38 AM 16
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I switched to android cause i was tired of the bulls**t with an S40. When i opened that Motorola Droid box on christmas two years ago, it was unlike anything id ever seen. Before i knew it, i was rooted, overclocked, and flashing roms every other week. Then i traded it for my DX exactly a year ago. Which will be replaced by the Droid Razr. Im so pro droid lol. Its something about the build quality.
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 11:12 AM 2
Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011
I switched to android barely 2 weeks ago from N95(which I've sold) and N900 (which I still own). With my 2weeks old SGSII, all I can scream is ANDROID ALL THE WAY!!! SGSII exposed the annoying lagging nature of my N900 (though multi-tasking in N900 is second to none). Android is so sexy, cute and lovely. No going back to any other platform. I'm so locked in and rooted on android.
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 12:03 PM 3
Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011
I wish I knew how to do those roote, overclock, flash, rom things :((( Stock works good for me too though =) cant wait to get my Razr
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 12:07 PM 2
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Ease of root seems to depend on the phone manufacturers. Whether or not they lock down boot loaders or loaded up their own bloatware, etc. A friend of mine is trying to root her phone, a ZTE Blade I believe. She said the tutorial she's using is about 35 steps. That just blows my mind since root on my HTC Droid Eris was obtained simply with a "1 click root" method. Basically as simple as unzipping a file with maybe editing an extension if necessary. Installing a custom ROM, just a simple. Most any grievance with Android can be traced directly back to the manufacturer and carrier.
posted on Oct 21, 2011, 4:09 PM 0
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How do you people see those infographs???
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 8:24 PM 0
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