A brief history of Android

How Android rose to prominence in the smartphone market

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People clamoring for a “G-Phone” to call their own got their wish when Google dropped its Nexus One device onto the market. While the device initially garnered a good deal of hype, it soon fell by the wayside as it was eclipsed by more popular devices such as the Droid and the Evo 4G. And although it initially looked as though all four major U.S. wireless carriers would carry the device on their networks, both Sprint and Verizon soon balked and said they would offer alternative Android-based devices on their networks instead. The result was that sales for the Nexus One were a huge disappointment, as it only sold 135,000 units over its first 74 days. In contrast, the Motorola Droid and the original Apple iPhone both sold over a million units over their first 74 days on the market.

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