The rise of Android is phenomenal, and it's amazing to see how the three major smartphone platforms: Android, iOS, and BlackBerry have evolved over the last couple of years. Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile gadgets such as smartphones and tablet devices.
Google acquired Android back in 2005, and from a point of near-obscurity has gone to more than 250 million product activations per year. Google has turned a no-name operating system into the world's most popular smartphone platform.
So, what's the magic, you may ask? Lots of smart marketing efforts, and then, a bit of luck and the fact that competition (aside from Apple) was pretty passive. Below is a comprehensive Infographic on the remarkable rise of Android brought to you by Flosmall online mobile shop.