“Who are the developers of Android?”
|Android growth in device activations. Image from Android Developers.|
- Open Handset Alliance
- End Users
- Android 1.5 – Cupcake (April 2009)
- Android 1.6 – Donut (September 2009)
- Android 2.0 – Eclair (October 2009)
- Android 2.2 – Froyo (May 2010)
- Android 2.3 – Gingerbread (December 2010)
- Android 3.0 – Honeycomb (February 2011)
- Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich (October 2011)
- Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean (July 2012)
- Android 5.0 – Key Lime Pie (Unofficial, expected to be released this second quarter of 2013)
The Open Handset Alliance is an association of 80+ technology and mobile companies from around the world who work together for the development of Android. Now imagine what Android can achieve! I believe that these companies have the talent, resources and power to create or develop the Android technology as the best mobile operating system. Companies include:
- Mobile Operators – Sprint Nextel, T-mobile, Telus, Vodafone, etc.
- Handset Manufacturers – Acer Inc, HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung, etc.
- Semiconductor Companies – Intel Corp, MediaTek, NVIDIA Corp, Qualcomm, etc.
- Software Companies – eBay, Google, Nuance, etc.
- and Commercialization Companies like Accenture, Wind River, Teleca AB, etc.
|Some android users. Image from autocadws.|
Yes, I think that we, the users have always been involved with the development of Android. The technical developers gets feedback and innovative or crazy ideas from us to make apps and the platform better. It is us that voices out what we really want to use and experience. We have the power to make Android better than we can imagine!