Android has come a long approach given a release. From a HTC Dream to a Nexus 6, everything has changed. To come so far, poignant things have happened that have altered a Android world. To prominence some of these events that have occurred, we have combined an Android Zodiac! Yes, I’m wakeful this is not a same as a Chinese Zodiac, and this doesn’t unequivocally contend anything about those innate in those years. If you’re looking for something like that, check out a article called “What does your phone contend about you“. Anyways, let’s dive in.


2007: Year of a Open Handset Alliance

2007 was a large year in not usually a Android world, though a record universe as a whole. This was a year that a initial iPhone was announced, and when Google and 47 other firms announced a Open Handset Alliance that would lead to Android. The reason for this was to combine companies to “enable everybody in a courtesy to innovate some-more fast and respond softened to consumers’ demands” by carrying an open handling system, Android. The SDK is accessible to everyone, and a idea is to have one customary among mobile phones. If you’re interested, we can even demeanour during a website that was expelled for this here. Definitely a blast from a past! Anyways, it would be a Open Handset Alliance that would assistance make Android a many renouned OS on a market.

HTC Dream

2008: Year of a HTC Dream

In 2008, a unequivocally initial Android phone was released: a HTC Dream. Also famous as a T-Mobile G1, this was a initial phone to showcase Android. This smartphone not usually had a shifting keyboard, though it had a home shade we could customize, finish with a wallpaper and widgets. There was also a new presentation complement that displays a idol for an app in a standing bar whenever there’s a new notification, and we can slip down from a tip to perspective some-more sum about a notification. There was also formation with Google services permitting entrance to Gmail, YouTube, and more. On tip of all of that, it was corroborated by a OHA, Google, and a guarantee to have updates brought to it that would move new facilities and bug fixes. This device would change how program is designed and implemented for inclination everywhere. Another engaging thing about this is HTC would after be a initial for other landmarks in Android. But some-more on that later…

2009: Year of a Android Wars

2009 was a year that many of a manufacturers we know in Android phones currently started to make Android phones. Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Sony, LG, and some-more all threw their shawl into a Android phone ring. HTC expelled four other smartphones after a HTC Dream; Samsung expelled a initial Galaxy phone, along with three other phones; Motorola expelled three phones along with their initial DROID, Sony expelled a initial Android Ericsson phone, and LG expelled a phone. Below is a collection of some of the phones along with a integrate to their specifications.

Note: we might have missed a few devices. Please let me know what I’ve missed!


  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Samsung Moment
  • Samsung Behold 2
  • Samsung Spica


  • Motorola DROID
  • Motorola CLIQ
  • Motorola GLAM



  • HTC Magic
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Tattoo


  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10




  • LG GW620



2010: Year of a NexusNexus_One

In 2010, Google expelled their initial in-house designed smartphone: a Nexus One. Once again, HTC was a initial with something in a Android space, as they done a Nexus One. The Nexus One was a phone expelled with an unbarred bootloader for developers to emanate and exam program on a chronicle of Android that was inexperienced by manufacturers. It was also designed by Google to yield an instance of what it believes other phones should demeanour like in terms of hardware. The phone was sole online by Google, eventually being accessible by carriers. Little did we know, this would open a universe of expectations from Android geeks everywhere as any year we now wait energetically to see what Google will recover in a subsequent Nexus. The Nexus One also was a initial phone with Android 2.1 Eclair, that is another fashion set by this phone.


2011: Year of a Modern Phone

2011 saw a introduction of a lot of aspects in smartphones that consumers have come to pattern of their smartphone. Displays started removing bigger, a bodies started removing thinner, and keyboards started disappearing. Screen resolutions started apropos important, and pattern started to concentration some-more on looking futuristic. 2011 saw phones such as a Samsung Galaxy S II, a initial Samsung Galaxy Note, a initial Motorola DROID RAZR, and a Motorola DROID BIONIC. HTC and LG started to adult their diversion too. Companies who were a partial of a Android universe started releasing some-more and some-more devices, and companies that weren’t concerned before started to get involved. Users started to pattern some-more out of their devices. A lot of a things we see in your stream smartphone expected resembles many of a phones that came out in 2011.

Samsung-Galaxy-S322012: Year of a Samsung

Let’s be honest, 2012 was all about Samsung. Not usually did they have roughly 50 opposite models and labour their Galaxy Note in a many some-more successful Galaxy Note II, though they expelled their many successful phone ever: a Samsung Galaxy S III. The S3 incited out to pass a Apple iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in sales in Q3 2012, offered over 18 million units in Q3 alone. The pattern was different, a speed and fluidity was unprecedented, and Samsung had combined facilities to Android by a TouchWiz UI (user-interface) that helped make a OS (operating system) some-more friendly. Again, a Galaxy Note II also did well, offered over 3 million units in underneath dual months of a release. The Note II had softened on a initial era in roughly each way, and can positively be accredited for a arise in recognition of a “phablet”. Samsung was on fire, and during that time it seemed no other manufacturer could hold them.

2013: Year of  the User

2013 was a large year for Android. After Samsung’s outrageous success in 2012, all a other manufacturers took a step behind and satisfied they indispensable to change things, and concentration on a user. LG expelled their unequivocally opposite LG G2, where a energy and volume buttons were on a back. Sony expelled a Xperia Z series, where continuance became a focus. HTC expelled a beautiful HTC One (M7). Google/LG expelled a Nexus 5, that softened on a widely supposed Nexus 4. Motorola expelled a Moto X, that focused on honestly useful facilities and consumer design, and a Moto G, that brought good functionality and speed to bill phones. In 2013, we saw a outrageous concentration on a end-user, finally bringing Android as an ecosystem to a large leagues.

OnePlus One

2014: Year of a Chinese

After all-around certain accepting to Android inclination in 2013, many manufacturers flattering many usually softened on their prior flagships in tiny ways (which is not a bad thing). However, with small to no innovation, this done approach for a new actor in a Android space: Chinese manufacturers. Xiaomi especially, though companies like Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, THL, and OnePlus entered a smartphone competition with some critical gusto. While many of these companies had already existed, their entries in 2014 gained a lot of attention, and money. OnePlus in sold with their unequivocally argumentative invitation-only complement garnered many headlines. However, Xiaomi was a association that mostly done a integrate of entries onto lists of top-selling smartphones, such as this one. Essentially, manufacturers formed in China valid that they were starting to get critical about creation Android smartphones.


Lollipop's Notification System

2015: Year of a Software Design

I know we know: 2015 has usually started. So we can take this as my prophecy for a large thing in 2015. Some contend that it will be all about wearables; others contend it will be all about phone displays. In my opinion, wearables still have a ways to go before it becomes mainstream, and winding displays can only do so many during their stream state, generally deliberation how costly they are to manufacture. With creation in a hardware space apropos sparse (except for Project Ara, though that’s not prepared yet), there is unequivocally usually one place left to go: software. And while new facilities in program are introduced all a time, we consider that Android Lollipop has shown us that Android can look good. Pretty soon, iOS will not be the usually flattering handling system, as some-more and some-more manufacturers adopt Lollipop; with manufacturers carrying their possess UI skin they slap on their phones, they’ll reconstruct Lollipop a bit, though users are going to wish a pattern to still be there, so there is going to be a lot of creativity in a software. Hopefully.

That wraps adult a Android Zodiac! Let me know what we consider 2015 will bring. Perhaps in a year, we can puncture this post behind adult and review and appendage what unequivocally happened.

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