Named after a broad range of candies ranging from Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, Honeycomb, and Cupcake — as an operating system, Google’s Android has kept them coming, each sweet update incorporating better intuitiveness and user-friendliness. Currently, the world’s most popular operating system on mobile devices, the Android OS comes with high intuitiveness, is easy to use, and is one of the most versatile in the market.
If you ever needed to understand Android’s journey from the 2009 version – the Cupcake – to the latest version, then you need not look any further. An infographic by Top App Creators, documents the remarkable development of Android from the very first 1.1 to 7.0.
Acquired by Google from Android Inc in 2005 for $50 million, the Android OS has experienced numerous updates intended to upgrade the features and functionality that came with Android 1.0. The first phones to make use of the new Android technology were the T-Mobile 01 and the HTC Dream. The first update to the OS gave us the Android 1.5 (Cupcake) that had text prediction and support for third-party applications and widgets. The Cupcake is widely believed to have ushered in the Android age through its support for third-party applications.
The fact that Android is an open source software — free to use and install, and provides updates every few months — makes it a very popular mobile OS. Unlike other operating systems whose apps have to be purchased, users of Google’s Android OS can download and install thousands of apps from the Google Play Store either for free or for a small fee. For more information on the history and trivia on the sweet journey of the Android, check out this detailed and fun infographic “Lip Smacking Evolution of Android” from Top App Creators, an online listing service that provides information on top app development companies around the globe.