The Androiders’ of the World!

Android is a  mobile operating system initially developed by Android Inc. Android was bought by  Google in  2005.  Android is based upon a modified version of the  Linux kernel. Google and other members of the  Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android’s development and release.  The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.

In Q4 2010 the Android O.S. was the world’s best-selling smartphone platform, dethroning  Nokia’s  Symbian from the 10 year top position, according to Canalys.

Acquisition by Google

In July 2005,  Google acquired Android Inc., a small  startup company based in  Palo Alto, California, USA.  Android’s co-founders who went to work at Google included  Andy Rubin (co-founder of  Danger),    Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.),Nick Sears (once VP at  T-Mobile),  and Chris White (headed design and interface development at  WebTV).  At the time, little was known about the functions of Android, Inc. other than that they made software for mobile phones.This began rumors that Google was planning to enter the  mobile phone market.

Here is a cool looking graphics tell know that I was RIGHT by GigaOM

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