On the heels of Android’s release on January 5, 2016, Google announced that it would support the mobile operating system for a short time, as it did with iOS.
That meant Android users would be able to download apps from the Google Play store and sideload them on other Android devices.
In 2018, Google finally added support for mobile devices running Android 4.4 KitKat, which is also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, to the Google Search app.
Google’s announcement about support came in June 2018.
While Android 4 is the latest version of the operating system, its predecessors are older.
The first major release of Android, Android 4, came out in March 2004.
Since then, Android has become increasingly popular, especially with the growing popularity of tablets and smartphones.
Google has also expanded its Android software to include a host of new features, including Google Assistant.
It is the world’s most popular voice assistant, which helps users access and perform many services.
The Android operating system has also been a major driver of Android adoption.
In January 2020, the number of Android users jumped from 10 million to over 50 million.
While Google continues to grow its Android smartphone operating system with new devices, Android itself has been gaining popularity, as well.
In 2020, Android accounted for more than 90 percent of all smartphone shipments, up from 83 percent in 2015.