Android Legacy #3 – Still undercooked – Android 1.6 Donut

android-donutRight in the midst of September 2009, another update for android was released. We saw many new phones being built and started running this version of android. Although, there were no major-spec phones released, there were a good few touch screen phones that were dummies and guinea pigs for android.

Fame was definitely rising and Google started seeming a little more than committed to bringing the Android experience to more devices.

Some of the changes seemed like artificial, cosmetic changes… But these changes are just as important as any in the long run… Continue reading

Android Legacy #2 – How sweet of you – Android 1.5 Cupcake

android-cupcakeAndroid 1.5 Cupcake

Android 1.5 Cupcake was released at the end of April in 2009. Technological advances hadn’t quite peaked, but Android was catching up.

Quite a few touch screen phones were on the market now with the popularity of them rising… Slowly, but surely.

It was still very limited as software is concerned… But further updates were on the way. You could say that cupcake really started it all. We all have to start somewhere, right? Continue reading

Android Legacy #1 – I have a Dream… Android 1.0/1.1

tmobile-htc-g1-dreamSay hello to the latest project on EssWhyTech! – It’s called Android Legacy¬†and I will give you guys a brief insight as to how the glorious platform known to man simply as “Android” came about, its legacy till this day and how it has evolved over time.

The first commercial release of Android was back in late September 2008. Version 1.0 was released on the HTC Dream (AKA the T-Mobile G1) being the first phone to support this operating software.

This was a bold move by HTC, to go with a practically unknown OS. Looking at it now, we know how successful Google have made it. But back then, it was all potential, innovation and ideas that had not yet made their way out the technological shell.

So the project didn’t reeeeally catch on as such in terms of popularity or with the press. But those that saw the potential… Saw it… Continue reading