History of Android is a sweet one (infographic)

6 Jul 2015

Android replicas hang out at Google's offices in Mountain View, California

Despite having more than 1bn people using its mobile operating system, Android is often overshadowed by its sleek and glamorous iOS counterpart.

Indeed, with the launch of Apple Music, and the release of Steve Jobs movie trailers and leaked photos of the new iPhone, it’s been all about Apple, iOS and iPhones lately.

Not so for the guys at SmartPhoneCompany.co.uk, which produced this sleek infographic, carried on TechInfographics, which details the history of the Android operating system.

From its 2003 conception by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White, to being taken over by Google in 2005, to its latest Lollipop version — all Android versions have been named for a sweet or dessert since 2009 — Android has certainly come a long way.

Take a look at the infographic below to trace its journey…

History of Android

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Brigid O Gorman is a former sub-editor of Silicon Republic.