In case if you are outdated with what Android is and where it came from. We have got to you a brief about the history of Android and its origin. We will be covering up the foundation of Android followed by the acquisition by Google and then brief about open alliance for Handsets.
ANDROID is a Linux Based Kernel with middle-ware, app framework all written in C . Android has large number of developers, writing apps which extend the functionality of devices in which they are installed. In 4th Quarter of 2010 “CANALYSIS” (an independent technology focused analyst house) listed android as the bestselling Smartphone platform. Android has changed our thought about the Smartphone and its application in our day to day life.
Android was founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White in October 2003.
Andy Rubin was the co-founder of the company named “DANGER INC” , specialized in platform, software design and services for mobile Computing devices.
Rich Miner was the co-founder of Wildfire Communication Inc.
Nick Sears, was the Vice President of T-Mobiles.
Chris White , was the Head of design and interface development at Web TV.
ACQUISITION BY GOOGLE
Not much was known about the company at the time of acquisition by Google, but it is evident that, GOOGLE stepped into the mobile phone market by taking over the Android company in August 2005 (nearly 2 years after the company’s establishment) & since then , Android became the wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. Google has worked hard and has left no stone unfurnished to make Android Compatible.
OPEN HANDSET ALLIANCE
The goal is to provide open standards for mobile devices. It is an association of quite good number of firms to develop open standards for mobile devices. It was established on 5th November 2007 led by Google with 34 mobile handset makers, some app developers, mobile carriers and some of the great chip makers. Its purpose is to make Android, an open platform for the developers to build mobile apps.
Android’s success lies in its open Source feature. As it is Open source, developers all over the world thrive to write apps for I and so is the case I with me & my friends. One is free to download the SDK from their official website i.e www.android.com and start developing one’s own app and publish the same.