Teknoku.me – Did you know that Android has at least three different birthday dates? The first is November 5, 2007, referring to the introduction of the operating system for the first time by Google.
At that time, Google along with T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola, and a number of other companies joined and announced the development of Android. If you stick to this date, Android will be 13 years old in 2020.
One year later, the first version of the Android operating system, Android 1.0, was officially released by Google on September 23, 2008. This is the second date that produces a different “age” in 2020, which is 12 years.
Google itself as the owner of Android in 2018 announced that Android’s birthday is October 22, 2008, referring to the launch date of the T-Mobile G1, the cellphone equipped with the first version of the Android OS.
At that time, Google announced that Android was 10 years old on October 22, 2018. Google CEO Sundar Pichai also referred to this date as the birthday of the operating system with the green robot logo.
“The G1 runs Android 1.0, the earliest version that isn’t even nicknamed the dessert,” Google said in a blog post to celebrate Android’s decade.
The history of Android itself can actually be traced longer to the past. This operating system did not initially belong to Google but was purchased from Andy Rubin, who led the development of the operating system.
Android was originally designed as an operating system for digital cameras. Rubin who is often referred to as the “Father of Android” founded the company Android Inc. in 2003. After being acquired by Google, Rubin served as head of Android development.
Google has indeed set a birthday for Android on October 22nd. However, some parties still celebrate it on November 5 or September 23. Whatever the date you choose, happy birthday, Android!