Google's decision to make Android free and open-source revolutionized the mobile phone market and put it in direct competition with Apple's iPhone.
Android has become the world's most popular mobile operating system, with 3.3 billion users worldwide.
Google's $50 million purchase of Android in 2005 has resulted in $47.9 billion in Play Store app revenue in 2022 alone.
Android has had to navigate the challenges of working with diverse hardware partners and rivals, while pushing the boundaries of smartphone capabilities, including artificial intelligence.
Android's success can be attributed to its open-source approach, allowing hardware partners like Samsung to use and modify the software without licensing fees.
Android's rise in popularity led to the decline of competitors like BlackBerry and Nokia's Symbian OS.
Google's decision to make Android open-source allowed it to quickly spread and dominate the mobile operating system market.
Microsoft, once seen as a major threat to Android, has exited the mobile space and now focuses on creating software for iOS and Android.
Android's future holds opportunities to further enhance the user experience through advances in artificial intelligence.
“Take a moment and visit our site to get more updates and stay aware.”