One of the creators of Android, Andy Rubin, revealed a long story about the birth of the operating system (OS) Android. Although Android is currently being dominated mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, but it turns out the OS was originally designed for the camera.
Quoted from Cnet, the decision to change the course of a smart camera system that caused the current smartphone market is growing. Well, when I saw a rising smartphone, the Android team had to change direction and adapt the system’s OS for smartphones.
Rubin opened the Android story as a speaker at a meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Android creators originally intended to develop a camera platform with online cloud storage for photos. On the other hand, the camera will be connected to a home computer and “Android Datacenter”.
In his presentation, Rubin include documents about the first Android diperlihatkannya to investors in April 2004. He explained that the Android team then quickly realize that the digital camera market is slowing.
A few months after that, the Android team finally introduced a new plan for the Android handset. Rubin said the company saw an opportunity to grow rapidly as the Android platform. Evidently, this time into a giant Android OS in the smartphone market.
Although Android deviate from the original plan, but then the original purpose of the OS is finally fulfilled. Although not confirmed about the camera, but Rubin had said in 2007 that he had seen Android running on various devices connected.
“The sky is the limit. The platform is in a variety of different devices, ranging from car navigation systems to set-top box, and a laptop, and of course mobile phones, “said Rubin.
As predicted Rubi, users can now find Android running on tablets, TVs, kitchen appliances, and smart cameras.
As for Android, was acquired by Google on August 17, 2005 and since then officially became a subsidiary of Google. Rubin eventually served as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google until March 2013 and now he is working on a new project at Google.