41 1.0 Launch

Software releases in tech have a long tradition of being celebrated by t-shirts given to the team. This 1.0 launch t-shirt was the first of many such t-shirts for Android releases. (Picture courtesy Chiu-Ki Chan.)

The launch of Android 1.0 happened in four phases in the Fall of 2008.

September 23: Android SDK

The first piece of the launch was the SDK itself, when 1.0 was released on September 23, 2008. On one hand, 1.0 was just another update in a long series of updates since the initial m3 release 10 months before, up through the 0.9 release a mere five weeks earlier, on August 18.

But 1.0 was more than another iteration; ...

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