Happy 7th birthday, Android! Check out some glorious milestones of the mobile OS in this succinct infographic


Despite the controversies, many celebrate Android's birthday on November 5, as on this date in 2007 a working beta version of the operating system got released. Although the birthday certificate of this exact pioneering build of the OS does not make it clear if its pre-confectionery name was "Astro Boy", "Bender", or even... "R2-D2", we can assume that it was then when the green robot saw the light of day for the very first time. Well, the first Android device - the HTC Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1) - actually appeared a solid 10 months later, but nonetheless, a birthday is a birthday!
Well, Android turns 7 today, and from the very first version of Android all the way to the newest confectionery Lollipop build that is about to roll out, the most popular mobile OS has surely gone a long way. Powering 85 of every 100 phones that were sold during the last quarter, Google's dominating Android seems unreachable at the top of the smartphone market food chain.

Naturally, we wish all the best to Android and its numerous users across the globe!

You can also check out the fancy infographic right below, which summarizes Android's history, along with some of the milestones that it has in its book. Check it out and feel free to share your opinion about the evolution of the most wide-spread mobile OS. You're also welcome to share any birthday wishes in the comments section beneath the gallery as well.

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16 Comments

1. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Happy birthday to the most loved OS in the world.

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

And for sure the BEST one.

7. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Remember , remember the fifth of november...

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Dammnit, now I'm going to have to watch V For Vendetta tonight! And before you say, I know it didn't start in that movie, Guy Fawkes and tyranny and stuff.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Figers crossed Google doesn't get even greedier and ruins it by not releasing the source or worse.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lolwut?!

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Why don't they make it an official holiday as in Android day? :P

6. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

We needed something to push against Apple, BB and others. That G1 doe! Still brings back memories! :D

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

that clock widget will never be forgotten

9. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Galaxy nexus should be a key device, it introduced software keys and ics. Still own it and love it.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The one I can't believe they left out was the original Motorola Droid. That's the phone that put Android on the map. Instead they go from the Dream to the Galaxy S. Can't expect much when they are using Wikipedia as some of their sources.

12. avmitking

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Hi Peter K, Notably you did not note the Galaxy Note series in "KEY ANDROID DEVICES", for your reference a specific Android Branch is out - One of them

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1919; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

It's almost painful to look at the old versions of android (1, 1.5, 1.6). Android sure has come a long way. I still like that clock widget, however. I need to see if I can find that widget somewhere. And for some reason, I though I had folders on android prior to ICS. Maybe it was an add-on via Sense/Touchwiz. Happy birthday, Android.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Oh god. Those Apple info graphics should not be there....that's just sad. Ifans ....sigh

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Moto G....

16. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

sony xperia z :)

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