The Evolution of Android.
The Android team has always had great names for their releases. In case you wanted to see all of them in one place, you'll find it below. Android has been an amazing success. The obvious part is the benefit to Google. But there is so much non-obvious impact.
China is finally consolidated around one mobile operating system after having a fractured existence. They all use a forked version of Android, after stripping out all Google things. Standardization allows more app innovation etc.
With every release of iOS and Android there is a one-upmanship effort, this competition is very good for customers. Apple is constantly challenged, Google is constantly challenged. I love it.
The market share of Android has also speeded up the demise of companies and platforms that could not be innovative. In so many industries it takes too long for the bad to disappear slowing innovation and customer value delivery.
Likewise, along with iOS, has allowed tons of people to make money on a new ecosystem of products, applications, services, business models.
And Android is bringing profits to surprising sources. Microsoft is earning $2 bil a year from Android, http://goo.gl/3KkPtb
, not that MSFT needs 2 billion as they alredy make a ton of money.
So all in all a good first few years. I do think that we are week one of a ten year journey. A. Lot. More. To. Come. #mobile #innovation #revolutions