It nearly looks like Android has been round eternally, however that is not the case. The HTC Dream/G1 was solely launched in 2008, and whereas a few of our youthful viewers might have been “born” into Android, many people switched to it from one thing else. Trying again, which software program platform did you final use earlier than coming to those greener, bugdroid-laden pastures?
We take the efficient Android/iOS duopoly now with no consideration, however within the historic, early smartphone period of our forefathers (roughly 2007-2011ish), there have been a lot extra choices. I invite criticism with the sentiment, however I might argue that Android wasn’t even among the many finest platforms obtainable on the time. Nevertheless, it definitely grew into the position, particularly with the discharge of Android 4.0 ICS in 2011. However earlier than we switched to Android, most of our older readers seemingly used one thing else.
Most of the mid-aughts proprietary dumbphone working programs did not even have names. Numerous them had been based mostly on widespread platforms like BREW or varied ambiguated Java platforms, although Symbian was a well-liked and well-branded possibility that persevered throughout a number of variations and years. Many Android customers got here to our shores following the demise of different platforms, like Home windows Cellphone and Blackberry OS.
An excellent chunk of our readers aren’t utilizing Android in any respect proper now — sorry, however this ballot would not apply to you guys. However in case you did use one thing earlier than switching to Android, what was it? We will not embody each possibility — particularly given all of the unnamed platforms that existed for varied characteristic telephones throughout the eras — however hopefully, the choices under cowl a lot of the extra in style selections. For those who’ve made the swap forwards and backwards greater than as soon as, reply along with your most up-to-date change.