There’s no doubt that Android is so hot right now. With roughly 75% of the mobile market share currently, it could make even a male model envious of its rise, especially if that little phone in the photo above didn’t run the OS.

Android rose to prominence quite quickly, getting its first fans way back in 2008 with the release of the aptly-named HTC Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1 on T-Mobile USA). And what a dream it was. The Dream sparked a whole race of Androids, each bringing new features, new skins, and a new attitude to the mix. The most notable of the manufacturers is, of course, Samsung, who skyrocketed to the number one spot in the world with smartphone market share in just a few short years with the release of devices such as the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S III. Despite litigation, fragmentation, and malware problems, Android has continued to dominate the mobile landscape.

The kind folks at MBA Online have sent us a great infographic that chronologs the rise of the Android operating system from its early beginnings to today. It will be interesting to see if Android can retain its Male Model of the Year status in the years to come with competing operating systems like iOS and Windows Phone on the scene.

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  • http://twitter.com/ZackKennedy Zack Kennedy

    Interesting read.

    Loving the Zoolander reference lol

  • Anna Warren

    Just can’t help but LOL

    That being said, I WANT that phone!

    • Anna Warren

      The phone in the photo I mean of course.

      • Chris Weber

        Lol must be a girl thing. Then again, the Japanese are known to like small tech too.

        • http://twitter.com/BileshaWelton Bilesha Welton

          It is most certainly NOT a girl thing lol. I like my screens big. Like Nokia Lumia 920 big, not Titan big.

          • Chris Weber

            Most girls I know like “cute small” objects. :)