Google’s Android OS turns 10 years old: the key milestones

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With the launch of the original iPhone, the mobile/cellular phone industry was forever changed. The term ‘smartphone’ had now entered the cultural lexicon, ushering in a new age in which the human race’s collective knowledge was now available right from our pockets.

Of course, it wouldn’t be long before a worthy competitor would offer its own take on the smartphone operating system, and internet search giant Google was more than up to the task.

Originally envisioned as a company that would provide advanced operating systems for digital cameras, Android Inc. (founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White) would soon set its sights on the world of handsets, eventually convincing Google to acquire the company for $50 million in 2005.

Unlike Apple’s iPhone OS (which later re-branded as iOS), Android was an open-source platform powered by the Linux kernel, allowing manufacturers to develop their own mobile interfaces based on Android’s framework.

Over the course of a decade, Android would grow to become arguably the world’s most popular operating system, available across phones, tablets, televisions, cars, smartwatches and a variety of other smart devices.

Here are some of the key milestones in Android’s rise to global prominence over the last ten years.

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