The True History and Future of android mobile phones (2021 updated)

What is Android, know its history and future

Android, know its history and future

You must have heard this word many times before, but you must have used Android in your mobile, but do you know what is Android and how it works, if not then you must forward/read this post today Keep reading because in this post we will know what is Android? And apart from this, we will also believe why Android is different from other operating systems and why it is used so much. After this, we will also realize some outstanding stuff about it. So let's first know what is Android?

    What is Android?

    Whatever you see on the phone's display are all part of the operating system. Whenever you get a signal, call, text message or email, your OS processes it and presents it to you in a readable format.

    Android OS has been divided into many versions and those who have been given different numbers according to their features, operation, stability. So if you have anywise guessed a name like Android Lollipop, Marshmallow or Nougat then let me tell you that all these are different version names of Android OS or Operating System. The important thing about the Android operating system is that it is a free and open-source operating system, that is, we do not have to pay separately for it, it appears with our mobilephones and anyone can see its source code.

    What is open-source software?

    Friends, open-source is called a software whose source code is open to all, ie whose source-code (written in a programming language) can be viewed and modified by anyone according to their own A very nice and good example of this is Xiaomi's mobile phone, in which you must have seen MIUI, MIUI and nothing else is made by customizing the source-code of android.

    What is Linux kernal?

    kernel is the (main-unique) part of the operating system. This is the part that interacts quickly with the hardware to a large extent. It has a special system software called Driver for every hardware. Similarly, the Linux kernel is also the same part of android which is hardware. And interacts with all hardware such as Bluetooth for Wi-Fi, drivers for USB, etc.

    History of Android mobile phones: -

    What is it, it was started in 2003 as a company called Android Inc, whose founders were Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White.

    He developed Android for cameras in the initial stages, but later he came to understand that the market of the camera is very small, so after the investment of time, the return will be very less, so he started his project for mobile devices Turned towards creating a great operating system.

    After this, in July 2005 Google bought Android, due to which the founders of the company came to Google due to this merger and the deal was worth about $ 50 Million.

    Andy Rubin was personally the team director for the project and in 2007 Google announced that it was developing Android OS (Operating System), and in 2008 HTC launched the first Android Operating System based Mobile Phone market.

    How many versions of Android?

    Below I have spoken of the different version of Android Operating System. Before you know the future of Android phones These are the versions that Android has released so far. And conceivably we have used numerous for the last few years and still do.

    Android 1.0 Alpha

    Android 1.1 Beta

    Android 1.5 Cupcake

    Android 1.6 Donut

    Android 2.1 Eclair

    Android 2.3 Froyo

    Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    Android 3.2 Honeycomb

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

    Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

    Android 4.4 KitKat

    Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Android 5.1 Lollipop

    Android 6.0 Marshmallow

    Android 7.0 Nougat

    Android 7.1 Nougat

    Android 8.0 Oreo

    Android 8.1 Oreo

    Android 9.0 Pie

    Android 10 Q

    As you can see above, each version of google android gives a special name which is named after a dessert or chocolate and google gives all the names in alphabetic order.

    Let us know some special/unique features of all these versions one by one.

    Android 1.0 alpha

    Android 1.0 alpha it was the early version of Android. It was launched in November 2007 and was commercially launched with HTC mobile HTC Dream on 23 September 2008.

    Android 1.1

    this version of Android it Features like fetching message attachment and long in-call screen off time out was given this version was launched in February 2009.

    Android 1.5: -

    Many versions were added to this version of Android, and the android version of the series named Chocolate and Sweets started from here. In this edition, we get to see many unique features such as the option to upload videos to youtube and the option to upload photos to Picasa. Also in this version, another newly concept came out of animated wallpapers, which we also call live wallpaper.

    Android 1.6: -

    In this, we explore many new things like Gallery, Camcorder etc. and also saw the support and help many hardware elements such as WVGA screen resolution, determination and better and perfect camera resolution etc. It was launched in September 2009.

    Android 2.0, 2.1: -

    New Bluetooth 2.1 support and Microsoft Exchange support were introduced in it, as well as support for HTML 5 in the browser so that it could run the website, networkapps or web application easily, besides adding many features to it. It was launched on 26 October 2009.

    Android 2.2: -

    There were some minor improvements in the browser and besides Chrome's V8 javascript support engine was added to the Chrome browser, allowing the website to load even more optimally. Besides, support for USB tethering and WIFI hotspot was also added.

    Android 2.3: -

    You might have also seen this because this version was quite popular in India and many big companies started mobile in India after the arrival of this version, the most significant thing was that it has extra-large means of WXGA displays. Support was added and besides, it was much faster than the rest of the versions. Along with many software improvements and hardware support, many multimedia support were also added. This version was launched on 6 December 2010.

    Android 3.0, 3.1, 3.2: -

    Android Honeycomb was designed specifically with tablet devices, which is why we didn't get to see it mostly in mobile, but also many changes such as native UI, hardware acceleration and multicore processor support for navigation keys etc. Was. Added to the same version. It was launched on 10 May 2011.

    Android 4.0: -

    This edition also saw major modifications, changes such as the introduction of the new Holo theme for Phones. And separated from this, Facial recognition software was also introduced in which you could unlock your device with your face. Apart from this, on-screen navigation switches were also added to it. It was launched on October 18, 2011.

    Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3: -

    In this version of Android, along with enhanced graphics, many new things were seen such as boosted CPU performance-enhanced accessibility and many other things. This version was released on 9 July 2012.

    Android 4.4: -

    If u want to see the transformation in Android operating system from Android KitKat like Wireless Printing, Bluetooth MAP (Massage Access Profile) support, New Refreshed User Interface and verified boot and also a lot of changes were made for the developers as well like Screen Recording through ADB and new APIs etc. Android KitKat was launched on 31 October 2013.

    Android 5.0 and 5.1: -

    The year 2014 was a very special year for Android because it had Android's very special Update 5.0 and 5.1 release, the special thing in the updates was that it introduced a very special Design Material Design of Android UI in this book design. Which means is also seen in modern updates, this design changed the entire interface of Android. Apart from this, many android features were added in it like Updated Emoji and smart lock. (Android 5.0 Lollipop) the software was launched on 12 November 2014.

    Android 6.0: -

    This version also came with many changes on its own such as fingerprint scanner support, dose mode, USB-C support and many more. This version, editions were published in the year 2015 in the month of October.

    Android 7.0 and 7.1: -

    These updates were (founded)launched with Pixel Phones in 2016 and introduced many features such as Google Daydream VR support, improved Doze Mode, Google assistance, Ability to screen zoom, Data saver mode, Improvement File/storage browser, Unicode 9.0 emoji support And Quick settings option. This is just a summary of Android x, apart from this, lots of features were introduced and add into it. Android Naugat was introduced on 22 August 2016.

    Android 8.0, 8.1: -

    Android 8.0 and the android 8.1 Oreo are the most recent versions of Android, in which we have got to see a lot of new things, some of the special features introduced in this are as follows -

    • Picture-in-picture support
    • Multi-Display support
    • Google play protect
    • Faster boot time
    • Unicode 10 support
    • Wifi assistant

    This is some special features Apart from Android 8.0, it also has many features that you can see either on the google developer page or on Wikipedia.

    Why is Android so used?

    Android is a great operating system. There are many reasons why it is great like it is an open-source operating system based on Linux kernel.

    Android has been very effective, important since the beginning, from above there is also a lot of developers for it, which keeps developing new apps for it. One of the important explanations for Android OS to be popular is that mobile phones based on it are very cheap and very good and amazing features while its opponent Apple iPhone 12 is very expensive and another reason for it to be popular. It is that it gave rise to achieve in the market much earlier, while Windows Phone was launched much later, due to which it was able to make the very little reach.

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