Have you ever had some basic questions like how did Android begin, or what were the earlier versions of Android like? Through this article I want to dig deeper into this by going back to what happened and how things turned the way it did. Hope these questions help you understand more about Google's crown jewel, 'Android'.

What is Android and was it invented by Google?
Android is a Linux based mobile OS, originally created and owned by Android Inc. a small software company based out of Palo Alto, California. The 'then' version of Android was basically built on the motto of providing a basic, flexible and upgradable OS to mobile phone providers and carriers. But not for long, the innocence of the original team and agenda was lost forever, due to these coming up events.

July, 2005 – Google Acquires Android Inc.
Google's ambition to enter the mobile market was then thought of as a foolish move as companies like Microsoft and Apple were already in the middle of a war and Symbian was almost the most commonly found mobile OS. Post the takeover, rumours after rumours generated with news of Google is to launch its own handsets, with its own proprietary OS. It did not catch on much until….

November, 2007 – OHA Formed

OHA short for Open Handset Alliance was a partnership of 65 hardware, software, and Mobile Carrier companies, including big-wigs like HTC, Motorola, Qualcomm, Intel, T-mobile etc, and of course Google whose objectives were set for

Publish date: August 27, 2010 3:36 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:40 pm

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