A Recap of Android's Success Story
BANGALORE: Back in 2004, Andy Rubin, running a mobile software making startup, Android, ran out of capital to back his venture. Rubin contacted Steve Perlman to help him at it. Perlman affirmed to lend a hand at the earliest possible.
Rubin wanted the funds even more immediately so Perlman granted him with $10,000. A day later some amount of the cash went in for the seed funding of Android. "I did it because I believed in the thing, and I wanted to help Andy," Perlman told..
With more funds to back Android, Rubin shifted to a larger work space in Palo Alto in California, reports TOI.
Today the market scenario portrays Android as the most superior player with 85 percent of the Smartphones on the planet using it as the prime software. Android is not just limited to mobile phones today, its spectrum has widened to watches, cars and TV. The future looks brighter for Android and the time is not far when a majority of devices around us would be running on it.
So, Let us have a look at how Android came into being and rose thereafter.
Concept that was beyond Reach
Back in those days when Rubin was a Google employee, he had a skill of creating amazing robots and was known for his crazy ideas. Creating an open operating system that can be used in phone was one of his most madcap ideas. In the view of the fact that carriers were pretty dominant that point of time. Rubin formed a team with Chris White, WebTV interface designer, Nick Sears, marketing executive, and Rich Miner, Android cofounder in February 2004.
The initial idea was to offer the software free of cost to the phone manufacturers and then brand it later once the phones were ordered by the carriers. Amidst the situations where carriers were ruling the market, it was tough to get the plan through for Rubin. Nonetheless, he kept trying.
In 2014, what seemed like an impossible task was estimated to have shipped more than a billion Smartphones.