Ron Amadeo of the tech news site Ars Technica, recently posted a rather lengthy article on Android history, from version 0.5 to todays 4.4. Its worth reading.
The history of Android
I now notice that android has come a looong way, since my first android device, the white HTC Magic with cupcake 1.5, to the Nexus 5 with android 4.4.3.
I don’t think I could ever go back to the magic, today.
(I shiver when I see one of my friends still using it.)