Google Celebrates 3 Years Of Android

Google is celebrating the Android mobile operating system today, it is three years to the day that the company and carrier partners announced the official release. This happened nearly a year before the first Android device, the G1 was released on T-Mobile. It wasn’t until late 2009 when we saw Motorola’s Droid advertised bringing the Android mobile operating system to the masses.

Mashable say that today Google holds an almost 20% share of mobile operating systems, and runs on all major carriers through the U.S. A large majority of manufacturers now produce Android based phones. These figures mean that they are selling more units that run on Apple’s iOS.

When Google released Android, Eric Schmidt Google’s CEO said, “Our vision is that the powerful platform we’re unveiling will power thousands of different phone models.”

And with different forms of Android OS being used in some of the latest tablets and televisions with internet-connection, it looks like Google is well on their way. Head over to Mashable to read more about Googles celebrations.