Eight years ago, Android launched their very first smartphone, in the T-Mobile G1 (or as it was known outside of the US, the HTC Dream). A lot has changed in those eight years since that very first Android smartphone was announced – and went up for sale on October 22nd, 2008. Not just in terms of Android, but the hardware that it runs on. Google announced that they were working on their own mobile platform on November 5th, 2007, so many claim that is the birthday of Android, while others stick to September 24th being the birthday, since that was when the very first Android-powered smartphone was announced. Nevertheless, Google has "something sweet" for its users tomorrow to celebrate the occasion.
The @Android Twitter account just posted a Tweet hinting at what's to come tomorrow. The Tweet said, "We're whipping up something sweet for a big day tomorrow." Followed by a birthday cake emoji and the #Android hashtag. The picture that was part of the Tweet, shows the Android mascot standing next to a few KitKat's, Marshmallows and Nougat bars, along with him whipping up some eggs in a bowl. There's no real mention of what Google may be cooking up for its users tomorrow, but in the past they've done things like posting three wallpapers that had some of the tasty treats that represented versions of Android. We'll have to stay tuned to Android's Twitter account tomorrow to see what they have in store for all of their users.
Android's birthday comes just a couple weeks before Google is set to announce two new Android smartphones, under the new Pixel branding. On October 4th, it's widely expected that Google will unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL which will be marketed as "Made by Google" even though they are manufactured by HTC. The same company who made the T-Mobile G1 for Google, as well as creating the first Nexus device, in the Nexus One, way back in 2010. Tomorrow is a big day for HTC as well, with them being the first manufacturer to really jump on board with Android, followed by Samsung, Motorola, LG and a few others. Which today has grown to hundreds, if not thousands, of manufacturers, using Android on their smartphones.