10 Android Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind

10 Android Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind
Safwan Mahfuz

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Android is a widely popular mobile operating system that is used on smartphones around the world. It has revolutionized the way smartphones are used and has helped achieve a lot of progress in the world of portable devices, and in the last decade, has become the most widely used mobile OS. A lot of us use Android on a daily basis, but there's a lot that we don't know.

Here's a list of interesting facts about Android that'll definitely surprise you.

1 - Android operating system, was developed as a platform for digital cameras. But the makers later changed their focus to smart phones as they saw its potential.10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

2 - Android was NOT created by Google, the mobile OS was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

3 - Every Android OS ever released has been named alphabetically. Beginning with version 1, they are Astro, Bender, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

4 - Andy Rubin, who is the co-creator of the Android OS was nicknamed Android by his colleagues at Apple for his obsession with robots.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

5 - Floating space robots from NASA are equipped with Nexus S handsets running Android Gingerbread.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

6 - Except for Android 1.0 and 1.1, all Androids have been named after a dessert.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

7 - The first ever smartphone to ever use the Android OS was the HTC Dream which was released back in 2008.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

8 - The first ever Android prototype was not a touch screen device, but instead looked like a BlackBerry.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

9 - Android is an open source OS which givens users or interested people the option to modify source code of the OS.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

10 - Almost 9 out of every 10 smartphones being shipped, run Android.

10 Android Facts That'll Blow Your Mind