Today is the fifth anniversary of the release of Android. Over the past five years, Android has gone from a Google pipe dream to the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
Today, Android is used by millions of devices around the world – from tablets to smartphones – and is pushing technology to new limits. Without Android, the hardworking team behind One Click Root wouldn’t exist.
It all started in 2008 when Google execs took to the stage – just a few months after the release of the iPhone – to announce that they were also entering the mobile space with the long-rumored T-Mobile G1, also known as the HTC Dream. The first versions of Android looked bad compared to today’s standards, but hey, it looks like everything turned out all right.
A few months ago, people were thinking that the 5th anniversary of Android would be a time of massive celebration for Google. The number analysts thought that the 5th anniversary of Google would also be a good time to release the 5th version of the Nexus 5 and the 5th version of Android 5.0.
Well, neither the Nexus 5 nor Android 5.0 were announced today. In fact, Google has been totally quiet today, and the only people recognizing the 5 year anniversary are tech blogs. Looks like we were wrong about today being a big announcement moment for Google.
Anyways, if Google has gone from zero to hero in five years, then I can’t wait to see what the next five years are going to bring us.