Today marks the 5 year anniversary of Android, or more particularly, the Open Handset Alliance. Android came about with the formation of the Alliance:
The Android platform will be made available under one of the most progressive, developer-friendly open-source licenses, which gives mobile operators and device manufacturers significant freedom and flexibility to design products. Next week the Alliance will release an early access software development kit to provide developers with the tools necessary to create innovative and compelling applications for the platform.
Photo: Kyle Eggleston
Hat tip: AndroidGuys