Android In A Nutshell: Infographic

As you may know I am one of the Android faithful out there of which there are many and we continue to grow stronger in number every day, thus is the attraction of the Android platform, and I have to say I have no complaints about using Android whatsoever, and for the Android faithful or anyone else that might be interested we have an infographic for your viewing pleasure which in a nutshell outlines the historic rise of the Android platform.

The infographic called “The Android Story” comes our way courtesy of the guys over at Phone Arena and was made by the guys over at Xcubelabs, and give everyone some insight into the expansion of the Android phenomenon over the last eight years.

From Android first being founded back in 2003, to the Google guys acquiring Android in August 2005, with the first Android beta SDK in November 2007 and the launch of the first Android based smartphone, the T-Mobile G1 on the 23rd of September 2008, a device that by the way was my first Android smartphone, a white version actually.

I remember the T-Mobile G1 very well, and found the smartphone to be a real winner with me due to its slide out QWERTY keyboard, and Android operating system. Yes I could have gone with iOS and picked an iPhone but I wanted a device that was new to the market and has a new operating system, and to be honest I have never looked back or wanted to switch from Android to iOS or other.

On release the T-Mobile G1 carried Android 1.0 and was then updated to Android 1.5 Cupcake, remember that? After Cupcake followed Android 1.6 Donut, then Android 2.0 Éclair, and then Android 2.2 Froyo and now we have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the next being called Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and not forgetting Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the tablets of course.

Anyway, that’s basically Android in a nutshell, but what a nutshell its turned out to be, the main challenger to Apple in the mobile arena, and a continuing battle of the Android faithful against the iOS faithful, and a battle that personally I feel Android will eventually win.

Of course the iOS faithful will say otherwise, but Android is on a roll, a roll that will be difficult to stop as more and more people climb aboard the Android express.


Infographic by Android Developers at [x]cubelabs


One thought on “Android In A Nutshell: Infographic”

  1. Lorenzo Gomez says:

    Awesome article. The only argument I steadily get into user of the iPhone is that they always try to compare hardware to OS ie. saying the new iPhone is gonna have an even better Camera then Android. To which I respond what Android are they talking about because there not making any sense. I’ve had the G1, the Nexsus, and the Nexsus S, and have never had any problems with them.

    Back when I first got my G1 I used to get into it with people at work as almost everyone had an iPhone, it was easy to win those arguments because people used to say I can download an app to do such and such, at which point I’d go to the Android Market, and find an app that did the exact same thing but my download was free, while they had to pay for it. Little by little I have one most of my co-workers over and now it is extremely rare to see anyone with an iPhone at my job.

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