Monday, September 24, 2012

20 facts about Android [11-20]

  1. Android was developed by Android Inc in 2003 by Andy Rubin and Rich Miner
  2. Google Purchased Android Inc in 2005 for $50 million
  3. Google announced Android as a mobile platform on November 5th 2007
  4. Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 71 hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices and for collaborative development of Android was  formed in Novemebr 2007
  5. Android is based on Linux Kernel
  6. Android has been available as open source since 21 October 2008
  7. The Android operating system consists of 12 million lines of code including 3 million lines of XML, 2.8 million lines of C, 2.1 million lines of Java, and 1.75 million lines of C++
  8. Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software and open source license.With the Apache License, vendors can add proprietary extensions without submitting those back to the open source community.
  9. The updates for Android are named after Pastries
  10. The past releases were named as Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo,  with Gingerbread going to be launched

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