This infographic invites you to a wonderfully illustrated trip through Android history

This infographic invites you to a wonderfully illustrated trip through Android history
To put it mildly, a lot has happened since Google acquired a tiny startup called Android Inc. in 2005. Originally, Android was made for digital cameras - how about that, huh? Totally explains why Android camera apps is so elaborate! Anyway, Google forked out $50 million, took Android home, and what can we say, Big G made a wise investment! 

After whipping the OS into a market-ready shape for the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1), which shipped in 2008 running Android 1.0, Google has been through 12 generations of the green bot already, each being nothing less than a milestone and mobile technology development driver.

Android's history makes for an engaging, but quite a lengthy read! So you'd be forgiven if you're after a concise, easily digestible tour of the OS' different versions. If that's the case, look no further than this wonderful infographic that Britain's Smartphone Company and fellow mobile tech enthusiasts Android Headlines whipped up to appease the Google faithful.

The infographic stretches from Android's murky, Linux-derived 2008 beginnings all the way to the (almost) present greatness that is Android M. The most important additions in each versions, along with their representative flagship phones (a lot of Nexus-es, needless to say!) are highlighted and illustrated. 

All in all, the infographic makes for a thoroughly enjoyable read! Just be patient while the high quality .png images load.


source: Android Headlines, The Smartphone Company

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11 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Awesome Infographic!

9. waddup121 unregistered

Learnng something new everyday!

2. vivaapple

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

Every version is always catching up with apple. nice history. :)

3. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol #realitydistortionfield

6. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Haha, smooth

4. bendgate unregistered

Another day another BobbyBuster account.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Those are weekly deals lol

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Technical it is JakeLee

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I do believe you have that the backwards.....

8. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Joined the Android club starting with Jelly Bean. Couldn't be any more happier. :D

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Lucky you. Some like me started on 2.0. And I had to go back to 1.6 for a few weeks because of some custom ROM issues. Fun times....lol. After 2.1 Android was turning the corner of being really nice to use. ICS did it IMO. ICS had me stop using custom ROMs and customizing my phone alot.

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