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The Android Story - versions and history

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Details of android versions from unreleased alpha and beta , unnamed Android 1.0, 1.1 , cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Icecream sandwich , Jellybean, KitKat, Lolipop, Marshmallow, and latest Nought .

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The Android Story - versions and history

  1. 1. THE ANDROID STORY
  2. 2. Alpha • 1st internal release • Released on November 2007 • Names of fictional robots were chosen, "Astro Boy", "Bender” • Dan Morrill created some of the first mascot logos • But the current green Android logo was designed by Irina Blok later.
  3. 3. Beta • 2nd internal release • Released on November 5, 2007 • The November 5 date is popularly celebrated as Android's "birthday". • Public beta versions of the SDK were released later.
  4. 4. Android 1.0 API Level 1 • First commercial version • Released on September 23, 2008 • The first commercially available Android device was the HTC Dream • Features include Android market, camera , Gmail, Maps, Google talk, YouTube player , Wi-Fi …
  5. 5. Android 1.1 API Level 2 • Released on February 9, 2009 • Was known as "Petit Four" internally • The update resolved bugs • Changed the Android API
  6. 6. Cupcake Android 1.5 API Level 3 • Released on April 27, 2009 • Support for Widgets • Animated screen transitions, Auto- rotation option • Ability to upload videos to YouTube, Picasa
  7. 7. Donut Android 1.6 API Level 4 • Released on September 15, 2009 • Quick search box • Screen size diversity • Google play
  8. 8. Eclair Android 2 API Level 5,6,7 • Released on October 26, 2009 • Google maps navigation • Home screen customization • Speech to text
  9. 9. Froyo Android 2.2 API Level 8 • Released on May 20, 2010 • Voice action • USB tethering and Potable hotspot • Speed, memory, and performance optimizations
  10. 10. Gingerbread Android 2.3 – 2.3.3 API Level 9 -10 • Released on December 6, 2010 • Support for multiple cameras • Gaming APIs, NFC • Battery management
  11. 11. Honeycomb Android 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 API Level 11, 12, 13 • Released in February 22, 2011 • Tablet friendly design • System bar • Quick settings
  12. 12. Icecream Sandwich Android 4.0,4.0.3 API Level 14,15 • Released on October 18, 2011 • Customize home screen • Android beam • Data Usage control
  13. 13. Jelly Bean Android 4.1-4.3 API Level 16-18 • Released on July 9, 2012 • Google Now • Actionable notification • Switchable account
  14. 14. KitKat Android 4.4, 4.4.w API Level 19, 20 • Released on October 31, 2013 • Ok Google • Immersive design • Smart Dialer
  15. 15. Lollipop Android 5.0,5.1 API Level 21,22 • Released on November 12, 2014 • Material Design • Notification • Multiscreen
  16. 16. Marshmallow Android 6.0 API Level 23 • Released on October 5, 2015 • Now on tap • Permission can be turned off. • Doze and app standby for battery optimization.
  17. 17. Nought Android 7.0 API Level 24 • Released on 22 August 2016 • Multi window • Notification sheets • Switch apps by double tapping in overview button

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