Back when Android.Inc was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Milner, Nicks Sears, and Chris White, I wonder if they had an inkling of how popular the Android operating system would become. Google acquired the company in 2005, and thanks to the influx of resources from the search giant, the first Android smartphone (HTC Dream) would soon be released to an unsuspecting world. It’s been an interesting ride, as documented in the great little infographic below.
The HTC Dream was released on October 28th in 2008, with a massive (back then) 192MB RAM, 256MB internal storage and a single-core 528MHz processor. And now? Now we have phones with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 8-core processors clocked at more than 2GHz. It’s been a fantastic journey for the world’s most popular mobile operating system, and it isn’t finished yet. In 2015, BlackBerry has belatedly turned to Android, and Google has just announced the LG-produced Nexus 5X and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P.