DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Android got rejected many times? Before it became the world's most used mobile operating system, the software got rejected even by Samsung. According to its developer Engr. Andy Rubin, in 2005 their eight-man team flew to South Korea to pitch their operating system to the 20 high-ranking executives of Samsung. But instead of positive reception, they were met with dead silence and got laughed out of the boardroom after their presentation. Luckily for Rubin, things turned around pretty quickly. Who would have thought that the rejection was actually a blessing in disguise? Two weeks later, the team hit the jackpot when Google decided to buy the software for a whopping $50 million. In 2008, Google and Android released the HTC Dream, the first commercially released phone with an operating system. It was called the T-Mobile G1 in the United States and Era G1 in Poland. Few years after, smartphones became the norm. Samsung was then forced to join the bandwagon and bought the rights to use the Android operating system.
Although, Android has a large market share, we also can't deny the importance of the iOS platform. Apple is the frontrunner in the iOS development. In 2007, the iPhone was actually awarded the 'invention of the year.' It's also the company's primary money maker. Find My Friends is an application for iOS devices. It's used to locate friends and family that also have an Apple device using GPS. For those who wanted to use Find My Friends app for their Android friends, Google now lets you share your location no matter what device you're using. Trusted Contacts is an app available now for both Android and iOS users. But just like the Find My Friends app, you have to agree to share your location data with Google.