Why Android is called Android
Why Android is called Android

We all know that Android is one of the most used and complete operating systems of today, not for nothing is installed on millions of devices around the world, however, one of the doubts of our users has been why Android is called Android?, Who has put this name?, Does it mean something in particular? Well, here we are going to solve these doubts.

The first thing we have to know is a bit the way in which Android is created, and how is that after that Google is done with the operating system. It all started in 2013, when Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears founded Android Inc and began to develop an operating system for mobile devices based on Linux, yes, the same operating system that we know today as Android.

A few years later, in 2007 to be exact, Andy Rubin and his other engineers traveled to South Korea to ask Samsung for financing for the project, although the Korean company rejected the offer, a situation that Google took advantage of, and with which The same year he decided to buy Android Inc, announcing that the first version of Android would arrive in 2008.

Andy Rubin, creator of Android.
Andy Rubin, creator of Android.

Andy Rubin, creator of Android.

This is how Android started its way in the market, becoming one of the main products of Google, but the reason for its name was always a mystery until Andy Rubin himself, revealed why the name of this operating system, and from his first company, Android Inc.

Andy Rubin worked at Apple in 1989 as a software engineer, and ever since he was a child he had a passion for robotics, and Apple was the perfect place to express many of his interests, so his colleagues nicknamed him Android (Android in Spanish).

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That was the reason why when starting his project he proposed that the new operating system be called Android, even Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears liked the idea, so they decided to go ahead with that name.

Andy Rubin worked at Apple in 1989 as a software engineer, and ever since he was a child he had a passion for robotics, and Apple was the perfect place to express many of his interests, so his colleagues nicknamed him Android (Android in Spanish).

That was the reason why when starting his project he proposed that the new operating system be called Android, even Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears liked the idea, so they decided to go ahead with that name.

Likewise, Andy Rubin created a pet for Android, the little green robot he named Andy, which is his first name, so we can say that Android is a project whose name completely represents the ego of Andy Rubin, hence he is known as the father of Android, since he not only contributed the name of the operating system, but also always presented himself as the head of the team.

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