Today I learnt : Your Source for Android Trivia


    There is so much to learn, so little time. Despite that, the quest for knowledge should be alive, isn’t it? In the same spirit, here are some lesser known news bytes and facts from the Android world which can come in handy during meaningful Android conversations:

    1. Not all the Android versions have been named after desserts. The exceptions to this trend are Android 1.0 and 1.1. Android 1.0 was interchangeably called as Alpha or Astro Boy. Android 1.1 had a dessert relation to an extent, but not exactly aligns with the trend. It was named after a French appetizer Petit Four. The first version to have an official dessert nickname was Android 1.5 - Cupcake

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    2. Rumour has it that Legendary Pictures is planning to get the rights for Pokemon Go to make a live-action film, and promising writer Max Landis is developing the script. If this materializes, it will be an exciting addition to the stable of video game-turned-movies

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    3. Contrary to popular belief, Android’s logo character is not called Android. The mascot was christened as Bugdroid

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    4. A concept similar to Pokemon Go was teased by Google some 2 years ago. In their April Fool’s video in 2014, we can see players hunting for Pokemon through a new feature of Google Maps

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    5. The only Android version which was a failure is Android 3.0 or Honeycomb. It never ran on phones and was scrapped by Google eventually

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