Android is a popular computing platform based on the Linux operating
system. The initial commercial version of Android hit the market in 2008 in
the form of a mobile phone platform, back when the most popular cell phone for
a business user was the BlackBerry, when the iPhone was beginning to make
meaningful waves across all sectors, and when the majority of phone users were
still tapping out texts from a flip phone.
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