6 Fun Facts About Android

Android is full of surprises! Even when you think you know everything something new gets discovered. While you might be up to date with all the latest information, I am going to attempt to astonish you with 6 fun facts about android that you probably didn’t know.

1. The Android Logo used to be scary

We all know that Bugdroid is the official Android logo. However, before Android was officially launched, dandroid was the temporary logo used to represent the operating system.

2. Key Lime Pie

If you remember all the hype leading up to Android Kitkat (4.4), then you will probably remember all the rumors behind the name. A lot of people were suggesting key lime pie as the official name. It’s possible that the name was actually going to be key lime pie, but was changed to kitkat because:

“We realized that very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie.” – John Lagerling, Google Director of Android Global Partnerships.

3.  Android Cameras

The original goal was to put Android in cameras, however, the focus was shifted when the developers realized that there was not a huge market for smart cameras at the time (early 2000s).

4. Android Came before IOS

Okay, let’s just settle this now. Development on Android started back in 2003 while development on iOS started in 2004.

5. Cupcake wasn’t the first desert

Android 1.1 was the first version of Android to have a desert name. It was called petit four.

6. Android and Google

Hopefully this is the most obvious fact, Google did not make Android. They acquired it for $50 million in 2006.

 

If you have any cool facts feel free to leave them below.

 

sources:

http://www.droid-life.com/2013/01/03/say-hello-to-the-dandroids-the-temporary-original-android-mascot/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)

http://www.businessinsider.com/important-google-acquisitions-2014-8?op=1