DID YOU KNOW?
Android versions followed a dessert-based naming scheme? When Android Inc. was founded back in 2003, they had intended it to be an OS for digital cameras? The focus then changed to smartphones when Google acquired the company in 2005. Apple introduced the first-ever iPhone in 2007 and it started the smartphone movement. Google answered with the release of the G1 running Android 1.0. It wasn't until the release of Android 1.5 that we got our first dessert name with it, Cupcake. With 9 major iterations so far, we're down to Android 9 Pie.
There's is no denying how much of an impact Android has had on the entire mobile computing space. From its open-source nature to the multitude of apps that it could run, it's such a robust platform to work with. It's no wonder then, that so many people would want to run on hardware apart from smartphones. People have been looking for ways to run Android on PCs. The closest thing we got was in the form of Android emulators for PCs. While the experience has gotten better over time, it's not quite there yet. Google has been making efforts to address this need. Android Auto is finally taking off but we are still left wanting for a legitimate OS alternative. For now, our best option is Chrome OS to compliment some of our computing needs.