Google launched the Android mobile operating system at the Open Handset Alliance on November 5th, 2007. Fast forward five years, and it is now the world's most popular mobile OS, powering many different kinds of consumer electronics and other gadgets, beating the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Nokia at their own game. Currently, Android is on version 4.2 Jelly Bean, the default operating system on the LG Nexus 4 smartphone and Samsung Nexus 10 tablet.
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- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android software, comes pre-installed on the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10.
While Android may not be a major profit center for most manufacturers, it has been a major boon for many consumers who now have an enormous variety of devices to choose from, whether they’re top-notch smartphones such as the LG Optimus G, oversized “phablets” such as the Galaxy Note II or tablets such as the Nexus 7.- Brad Reed, BGR
Android is 5 years old today: Here's how it all began
5 November 2012 marks Android's fifth birthday.
- The Inquirer
Android is five years old today
Android at 5: Thankfully, Google was far too smart to release a ‘GPhone’ five years ago
Even though I was just a cub tech reporter at the time, I immediately thought that Android was much more vital to the future of the mobile industry than any Google-produced smartphone would have been.
- Business Insider SAI
Happy Fifth Birthday, Android! (GOOG)
On November 5, 2007, Google took the wraps off Android at the Open Handset Alliance, a meeting of companies working to develop a set of open standards for cell phones.