On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance and Android went online. The operating system was a startup at the time that Google later acquired.
In the first two years, Android’s development as an operating system continued, and Google established partnerships with numerous OEMs so that it might eventually dominate the smartphone market. Among the initial partners were Motorola, Qualcomm, and HTC.
Yes, the OHA website is still active today despite its latest update in 2011. “We know that a significant portion of the world’s numerous mobile users do not already own or may never own an Android-based phone”.
At the time, Google handled the situation with great humility. Android should enhance, not replace, your mobile approach. Many people may dislike Android completely. Nobody expected the success of smart phones, as was recently learned from various studies in the early days.
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Android announcement by Google took place 15 years ago
“Android is the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, UI and applications — all of the software to run a mobile phone. But without the problems that stop mobile innovation. We have developed Android in cooperation with the Open Handset Alliance. Which has more than 30 technology and mobile leaders including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile. Through deep partnerships with service providers, device makers, developers, and others. We hope to enable an open system for the mobile world by creating a standard, open mobile OS. We think the result will finally be a better and faster pace for innovation. That will give mobile customers great applications and options” Google said.
The number of active Android smartphones has recently reached 3 billion. According to Google, more than 1 billion devices have been added just in the last year. While there are more than 1 billion iPhone active users.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company now has more than 1.8 billion active devices worldwide, a new record. During the report for the first fiscal quarter of 2022.
The number of active Apple devices passed from 1.5 billion in January 2020 to 1.65 billion in January 2021. It includes the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch
Cook would not provide details about specific devices. But he said last year that Apple had more than a billion active iPhones globally.