Interesting Facts About Android You Probably Don’t Know

We all are well aware of the word ‘Android’ and almost every one of us uses Android smartphone. In this blog: We’ll discuss the lesser known facts about Android you probably don’t know.


  1. Android was never intended for smartphones. It was initially designed for Digital cameras. When investors didn’t show interest in funding, the design was modified for smartphones. 
  2. Everyone thought Android was going to fail in initial days of its struggle as it was open source, available free for all. (Source)
  3. The open source OS was developed by Android INC which was later acquired by the tech giant, Google at 50 million USD, in the year 2005.
  4. Even after Google owns Android, there’s a separate office for Android on Google campus where the separate team works for Android.
  5. Google relaunched Android on Nov 5, 2007, which was based on Linux system.
  6. Android is an open source, and also allows manufacturers to make addition or modifications in the source code of the operating system.
  7. Only Android 1.0 and 1.1 are not named after a sweet dish. Rest of them are named as Donut, Eclair, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat, and Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo being the recent ones.
  8. Android 3.0 Honeycomb was the only version made for tablets (not for smartphones)
  9. Businesses with Android Apps observe a substantial amount of growth in their revenue, hence growth for developers is increased up to 60%. (become an Android Developer)
  10. Android OS has acquired almost 80% of the smartphone market as per 2016 and shows a higher rate of growth than IOS.
  11. The actual meaning of Android is a human with robotic appearance. It refers to male Robot and ‘Gynoid’ is referred to females.
  12. The Android smartwatches were launched by Sony in 2010. (Source)


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