In our ongoing coverage of popular consumer
electronics leading up to Black Friday, we’re taking some
time today to profile a brief history of Google’s Android operating software
for mobile devices. Android was not the first entrant into the market and while
there are those who might argue that Android hasn’t perfected the mobile platform,
especially in the eyes of devout iPhone fans, it is tough to argue its
popularity as evidenced by the incredible sales statistics listed above.
Android operating system was not initially designed to be used on mobile
phones. If the original plans of the inventors worked out, we would be talking
about smart cameras and not smartphones. Compared to operating systems for
other mobile devices, the Android operating system has been updated an
incredible number of times, resulting in a web-based service which is
remarkably different than the original version of this mobile operating system.