Basic Info of Android


INTRODUCTION

Without getting into complex terms, Android is an operating system, based on Linux, which runs on smartphones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, watches and any tech device you can even think of. It is an open source operating system which is made by Google.
 If you wish to get into the complex terms of android, feel free to read this

HISTORY

 Android Inc. was founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White in October 2003 at Palo Alto, California. In those days, Symbian and Windows Mobile were the biggest smartphone operating system giants, just as Android and iOS are today. iOS had not been even released at that time. Later, Android Inc was acquired by Google on August 17, 2005 for $50 million.

NUMBER OF USERS 

This is the question most number of people ask me. So, I decided to write about it too.

According to Gartner, Android is set to reach a billion users by the end of 2014. This number is equal to the current Indian population. Can you even imagine 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) Android users? This number is just a rough indication of  Android's rising popularity.

Android-based devices have boomed in sales over the past three years, rising from just over 500 million in 2012 to almost 878 million in 2013. Alongside the prediction of breaking the one billion mark in 2014, Gartner has said it expects the number to rocket past 1.25 billion in 2015, showing no slowdown for the mobile operating system. Its closest competitor was Microsoft Windows, present on 327 million devices last year but only expected to rise to under 360 million in 2014. In third place came Apple with its Mac OS and iOS mobile version, but again the numbers paled in comparison, with Android reaching 266 million in 2013 and expecting to hit 344 million devices this year.





The above statistics give you a rough idea of the popularity of the most popular operating systems.


Going by the number of users, Android is the world's leading operating system

In the next post, I will tell you what is rooting, what are the advantages and disadvantages of rooting, and how can it be done. Hope you enjoyed this post. Don't forget to comment below and give me your feedback.






Krittin Kalra is a 19 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
Basic Info of Android Basic Info of  Android Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 5/31/2014 08:50:00 pm
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