10 Notable Events in Android’s First 10 Years

So apparently Android celebrated its 10th birthday this past Sunday. TechRadar did up a little slideshow detailing ten (actually eleven) notable events in the history of what is now the world’s most popular computer operating system, mobile or otherwise. This Android fanboy didn’t agree with all of their choices so I replaced them with some of my own:

November 5th, 2007 – Android is born

October 22nd, 2008 – The first Android phone (HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1)

July 1st, 2009 – First public release of CyanogenMod (for HTC Dream, Magic)

January 5th, 2010 – The first Nexus phone

June 4th, 2010 – The first Samsung Galaxy S

December 6th, 2010 – Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” released

October 29th, 2011 – The first Samsung Galaxy Note

January 7th, 2015 – Nokia switches to Android (N1 Tablet)

May 27th, 2015 – First citation of Android as world’s dominant OS

November 6th, 2015 – BlackBerry switches to Android (Priv)

Ten years ago BlackBerry was the dominant smartphone OS in North America, while Nokia’s Symbian ruled Europe and Asia. I wonder where we’ll be another ten years from now…

Links: New York Times, TechRadar, Wikipedia (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

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