The Android OS was invented for cameras
Android would never have become a competitor to Apple if its inventors had followed their original plans to create an operating system for digital cameras. Android was developed in 2003 by a team of four people who were trying to develop an operating system for digital cameras. The operating system would allow photographers to connect their cameras to a PC without any cables or to the cloud where they stored their photos.
The inventors stuck to this vision until they started looking for funding from investors in 2004. They realized that the digital camera market is in decline. At the same time, smartphone sales were growing. Therefore, they switched to developing their own OS for smartphones. Android was later acquired by Google, which turned it into free software for smartphone manufacturers.