Nonetheless, commercial products are the ones that come from military prototypes, not the way around, which begs the question, how did Android made the climb to stellar proportions, literally, in less than a decade? We take a look at the mobile operating system powering today’s Android devices.
The acquisition of Android Inc by Google in 2005 marked Google’s entry into the smartphone market. Today, Android is on over 331 million smartphones with close to a million joining every day. Its popularity was encouraged by monthly billion-app downloads from Google Play. The Android app store features 600,000 apps so far.