Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, stepped down as android chief guarantees that the famous versatile operating system android was originally designed for digital cameras not phones.
In an interview by PC World, Rubin said that the first idea, as contributed to financial specialists back in 2004, was for “a camera platform with a cloud portion for storing images online”.
When Google procured Android in 2005, be that as it may, the plans had changed. Rubin turned into a Google executive after the obtaining and Android was re-purposed, to be created for mobile handsets.
As per the PCWorld meet, the procedure changed after Rubin’s group looked in more detail at the market, and saw that development in computerized cameras was moderating. Conversely, enthusiasm for cell phones was beginning to heighten as hardware costs descended.
As opposed to charge for its working framework, Android chose that the OS ought to be free ‘because we knew the industry was price-sensitive’.
Curiously, given Apple’s significant part in carrying cell phones into the standard, Rubin claims that in those days ‘I was worried about Microsoft and I was worried about Symbian. I wasn’t worried about iPhone yet’.
At the point when Google Play propelled in 2012, it was a major change over Android Market, despite the fact that it fundamentally does likewise.
The online store has just shown signs of improvement throughout the years and is amazingly easy to use with simple access to applications, motion pictures, music, and the sky is the limit from there.
As the prominence of Android developed, so did the quantity of accessible applications. At the point when Android Market was rebranded as Google Play, the store had around 700,000 applications accessible. Today, that number is near three million!
In spite of the fact that Android Market still exists on more seasoned gadgets in specific cases, it will inevitably be eliminated when the quantity of dynamic clients on specific renditions of the OS diminishes. Now and again, that may happen soon.