20 Amazing Android Facts You Never Knew About It

Android is a leading operating system worldwide for nearly a decade and a lot of has changed since the beginning. It was started as a simple phone, Now which becomes a powerhouse in numerous devices and form factor. I myself have always been a devoted fan and user of Android’s operating system.

You might think you know everything about Android, but I have got 25 amazing android facts.

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# 1.Who created Android

Android was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. It began as a startup aiming to create OS that would use digital camera devices that could access computer services. In 2005 Google acquired Android for $50 Million.

#2. Android is a Man

Android is used in reference to a male robot. Female robot referred to as a “gynoid”. (Source: Wikipedia)

#3. The First Smartphone to run the Android OS

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In September 2008, HTC Dream was the “first commercially released device to use the Linux-based Android OS.” According to Wikipedia.

#4. Android Versions are Named after Sweet Treats

After the initial version Android 0.1 and 1.1,  All other versions have had a tasty name,

These versions include:

20 Amazing Android Facts You Never Knew About It

  • Cupcake – Android 1.5
  • Donut – Android 1.6
  • Eclair – Android 2.0
  • Froyo – Android 2.2
  • Gingerbread – Android 2.3
  • Honeycomb – Android 3.0
  • Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0
  • Jelly Bean – Android 4.1 – 4.3.1
  • KitKat – Android 4.4 – 4.4.4
  • Lollipop – Android 5.0 – 5.1.1
  • Marshmallow – Android 6.0 – 6.0.1
  • Nougat – Android 7.0 – 7.1
  • Oreo – Android 8.0
  • Pie – Android 9.0

#5. Your Android is Helping Google Track Traffic 

Google Maps collects data from Android users to help measure the traffic on the road, leveraging the GPS in every smartphone to help get a picture of fast cars are moving.

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#6. There’s a Cat in the Android Nougat

Google like to include easter eggs in each version of Android. You can see in Nougat version, Go to the setting page and tap on the “About Phone” continuously will give you chance to attract cat using chicken, fish, and other treats. And you will get a notification that “A cat is here”.  If you tap on that, cat icon will appear.

#7. Android is powerful enough for NASA

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To experiments and try their sensors in the international space station, NASA sent two Google Nexus S handset running on Android Gingerbread (Android 2.3) into space. (Read more)

#8. Android Represents More Than 80% of the OS Market

Android influence the OS market, with 82.7% market share in Q2 of 2017. and iOS account only 12.1%. (Recent Data)

#9. Andy’s role in Google

After Android acquired by Google, co-founder  Andy Rubin became Android’s SVP (SmoothVideo Project) and manage the development of the Android Operating system. In 2013, Andy moved from Android to work on another project at Google, while Sundar Pichai took over Android.

#10. The first Android prototype looked like a Blackberry


20 Amazing Android Facts You Never Knew About It

In 2007, before Apple showed off the iPhone, the first Android was floating around, “Sooner“. The device had Keywords, No touchscreen, TrackPad & Call, and End button. Even Android UI assembled Blackberry interface.

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#11. Android 1.0 and 1.1 were Names

For a long time, Google has been naming all android versions with sweets and desserts. You can see in facts no. 4.

But do you know the first two versions of Android were not named after any sweets?

Android 1.0 was called as  “Alpha” or “Astro Boy.” and Android 1.1 has a dessert name called “Petit Four”, but not in order that we know today.

#12 Android 3.0 never runs on the Phone

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Today we know that Android is built to run on many different devices such as Phones, watches, Cars, Tablets, and TVs.

In 2010, the World got tablet fever when Apple launched the iPad. That time Samsung launched their the mid-sized Galaxy Tab 7.0 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But if Android is going to compete with the iPad it needed some great work.

At The International Consumer Electronics Show 2011, the world got its first look at Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the Motorola XOOM. It has redesigned the interface especially made for tablets.

Google completely discard Honeycomb and build new versions of Android to work on all sizes. But there is one feature of Honeycomb is the virtual nav buttons we still use today. Honeycomb was a huge failure.

#13. Android has a 2 Billion Active Users

20 Amazing Android Facts You Never Knew About It

Android has now more than 2 billion monthly active users including tablets, watches, and of course smartphones.

#14. Android is an actually Open-source

Android is an actually open-source means individual have the option to modify codes of the Operating System and manufacturers can add new features.

#15. Android is available in Many Languages

Android is available in more than 46 languages, that means apps can be produced in different languages to cover a huge audience worldwide.

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#16. Google Plays has over 197 billion app downloads

20 Amazing Android Facts You Never Knew About It

Google play store has over crossed more than 197 billion in 2017 and 149 billion in 2016 app downloads on Android devices.

According to projection, by 2021 app downloads from the Google Play store will jump to a huge milestone 352 billion downloads.

#17. Android logo idea came from the man on the Toilet or Bathroom door

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Irina Blok designed the most famous android logo in 2007. She took inspiration for the android logo from a distinctly human source: the man and woman that often appear on the toilet or bathroom doors. (Read more)

#18. Android has more apps than its competitors

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According to statistic, Google Plays store has more than 3.8 million apps and Apples‘ app store have more than 2 million apps in the first quarter of 2018.

#19. Android in Google

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Google has a statue outside its headquarter for Android OS version.

#20. Android Logging System (wtf)

Android logging system has a method called wtf(), stand for “What a Terrible Failure”.

Android OS really majestic and impressive piece of the technological world. It has been available to consumers for almost 9 years and it accomplished a lot of in such a short period. 

There are a lot of facts when it comes to Android, I implore you to read about it. If you Android user then you should definitely read it, of course, if you’re Apple user that is completely understandable, just look at their user base they must be doing something interesting as well!

But I’m sure these Android facts were just as interesting and fun for you too!


9 thoughts on “20 Amazing Android Facts You Never Knew About It

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