#operating systems


Android is a Linux based mobile operating system initially engineered by Android Inc. to be used in touchscreen mobile devices. Android Inc. was bought by Google in 2005 and the Android Operating System was released to the public in 2007.

The founders of Android Inc. Andy Rubin, Nick Sears, Rich Miner, and Chris White stayed at Google. Andy Rubin was head of the Android team until his leaving in 2014.

The Android logo was created by a Google employee, Irina Blok. She explained that she was inspired by the restroom signs representing “Men” and “Women”.