In 2003, Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White started a
firm Android Inc. to develop an advanced operating system for digital
They realized it that the market for the devices was not
large enough, and diverted their efforts to producing a smartphone
operating system to rival those of Symbian and Windows Mobile.
acquired Android Inc. in Aug 2005 and unveiled it as the first with the
goal to develop open standards for mobile devices.
HTC Dream was the The first commercially available smartphone launched on Android OS in the year 2008.
From Oct 2008 to Sep 2013, there are 1 billion activated android devices across the globe.