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Mobile OS Android

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    Android OS

    Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as cellular phones, tablet computers and netbooks. Android was developed by Google and based upon the Linux kernel and GNU software.
  • Open Handset Alliance announces Android

    Open Handset Alliance announces Android
    34 mobile and technology leaders come together to form the Open Handset Alliance. They announce Android, the world's first truly open and complete mobile platform. First phones scheduled to ship in second half of 2008.
  • Android Developer Challenge I

    Android Developer Challenge I
    1,788 submissions received on this date. 20 winners announced on Aug 28th. $5 million in total awarded to developers for great Android applications.
  • Android Market announced

    Android Market announced
    Open content distribution system to connect users and developers.
  • T-Mobile G1

    World's first Android-powered phone announced. Phones available to consumers starting October 22.
  • Android 1.0 SDK release 1 available

    Android 1.0 SDK release 1 available
    Android 1.0 SDK release 1 available Developers have access to first 1.0 compatible SDK.
  • Android Open Source Project

    Android Open Source Project
    Android Open Source Project Source code is released.
  • 14 new members to he new Android project.

    including PacketVideo, ARM Holdings, Atheros Communications, Asustek Computer Inc, Garmin Ltd, Softbank, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba Corp, and Vodafone Group Plc.
  • Update 1.1

    Update 1.1
    First update to Android
  • Update 1.5 (Cupcake)

    Update 1.5 (Cupcake)
    Ability to record and watch videos through camcorder mode Uploading videos to YouTube and pictures to Picasa directly from the phone A new soft-keyboard with text-prediction
  • HTC Hero Introduced

    HTC Hero Introduced
    Available Oct 11, 2009
  • T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ

    T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ
    Available Nov 2 2009
  • Update 1.6 (Donut)

    Update 1.6 (Donut)
    An improved Android Market experience Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts
  • Samsung Behold 2

    Samsung Behold 2
    Available Nov 18, 2009
  • Update 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)

    Update 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)
    New Browser UI and HTML5 support Microsoft Exchange support MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events Improved virtual keyboard
  • Motorola Droid

    Motorola Droid
  • Nexus One

    Nexus One
  • Update 2.2 (Froyo)

    Update 2.2 (Froyo)
    Added an option to disable data access over mobile network USB tethering and WiFi hotspot functionality Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Projected update (Gingerbread)

    Projected update (Gingerbread)
    Support for WebM video playback Improved copy–paste functionalities Possible:
    Android Market music store