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Android Was 2011's Open Source Story of the Year

Jan 03, 2012, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"As we've noted before, Android is actually a very young operating system. Originally released at the very end of 2007 and gaining some mention as 2008 began, Android qualified as little more than an experiment from Google in 2008, although there was an early hardware commitment from HTC. As 2009 started to unfold, as late as March of that year, Android still had very little momentum. We wrote this story then, which pondered why Android was stalled after so much initial hype. Now, new smartphone data is out from comScore, and it shows Android creeping toward 50 percent market share in the U.S."

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