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.
Now, even if you do not own an Android device, you can still experience Android on your Windows or Mac PC using an Android emulator. It is a program that allows a host system to function and act like the guest system. So you would be able to download unlimited applications from the Google Play Store through a virtual Android device on your computer. Game developers install Android emulators to test apps and games. Some gamers also do it to enhance their gaming experience by controlling the game using a mouse or keyboard. Emulators are also used to backup or transfer phone data. Emulators also enable you to sync apps and games on your Android phone with your computer. Whether you’re an avid mobile gamer or a budding software developer looking for your big break, there’s an emulator for you.