• 10 Notable Events in Android’s First 10 Years



    So apparently Android celebrated its 10th birthday this past Sunday. TechRadar did up a little slideshow detailing ten (actually eleven) notable events in the history of what is now the world's most popular computer operating system, mobile or otherwise. This Android fanboy didn't agree with all of their choices so I replaced them with some of my own:

    November 5th, 2007 - Android is born

    October 22nd, 2008 - The first Android phone (HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1)

    July 1st, 2009 - First public release of CyanogenMod (for HTC Dream, Magic)

    January 5th, 2010 - The first Nexus phone

    June 4th, 2010 - The first Samsung Galaxy S

    December 6th, 2010 - Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" released

    October 29th, 2011 - The first Samsung Galaxy Note

    January 7th, 2015 - Nokia switches to Android (N1 Tablet)

    May 27th, 2015 - First citation of Android as world's dominant OS

    November 6th, 2015 - BlackBerry switches to Android (Priv)

    Ten years ago BlackBerry was the dominant smartphone OS in North America, while Nokia's Symbian ruled Europe and Asia. I wonder where we'll be another ten years from now...

    Links: New York Times, TechRadar, Wikipedia (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

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    1. NotABiot's Avatar
      NotABiot -
      Good list. I'd also add Bill Gates admitting that he has ditched Windows Phone for Android

      I think I will be stuck with Android for a while... after I made a list of all the things I'd have to give up in order to switch to iPhone. A switch that would only bring me one clear advantage compared to Android (over all phones other than Pixel): that of very quick OS upgrades.

      "Ten years ago BlackBerry was the dominant smartphone OS in North America, while Nokia's Symbian ruled Europe and Asia. I wonder where we'll be another ten years from now..."

      In another ten years, hmmm... Apple and Samsung will still be going to court over slight differences in icon corners.