Android Was 2011's Open Source Story of the Year
Jan 03, 2012, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."