Android is the most popular operating system (O/S) of the world, which is discovered by Google Inc. The Android O/S is developed for smartphone, tablets, smart watch and other smart electronic gadgets. Android is the most popular product of Google. You can read my previous article about “Google Services/Google Products“.
List of All Android Versions
Which is the latest version of Android?
Android 5.0, 5.1 & 5.1.1 Lollipop is the latest version of the Android operating system. (Last Released – April 21, 2015).
List of Android Versions
Android 1.0 on an Android SDK emulator, released on September 23, 2008.
Android 1.6 Donut
For voice and text entry search enhanced to include bookmark history, contacts, and the web, released on September 15, 2009.
Android 2.0 Eclair
Expanded Account sync, allowing users to add multiple accounts to a device for synchronization of email and contacts, released on October 26, 2009.
Android 2.2 Froyo
Voice Typing lets you input text, while Voice Actions allow you to control your phone, just by speaking, released on May 20, 2010.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Updated user interface design with increased simplicity and speed, released on December 6, 2010.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Optimized tablet support with a new “holographic” user interface, released on February 22, 2011.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Major refinements to the “Holo” interface with new Roboto font family, released on October 18, 2011.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Fast and smooth with slick graphics, Google Now, more than 1 million apps on Google Play and thousands of Android devices. Released on July 9, 2012.
Android 4.4 KitKat
Refreshed interface with white elements instead of blue. Smart, simple and sexy. Released on October 31, 2013.
Android 5.0 Lollipop
The latest, newest, sexy, amazing with smart features. Get the smarts of Android on screens big and small – with the right information at the right moment. Released on November 12, 2014.
Android “Marshmallow” is the 6th major version of the Android operating system. First released as a beta build on May 28, 2015, Android Marshmallow was officially released on October 5, 2015.
Android “Nougat” is the 7th major version of the Android operating system. First released as an alpha test version on 9 March 2016, This latest version was officially declared on 22 August 2016.
Android “Oreo” is the 8th major version of the Android mobile of Google’s mobile operating system. It was first released as an alpha quality developer preview on March 21, 2017. The second developer preview was released on May 17, 2017.
New Features and Updates:
Google aims to improve security while adding new features to the list.
1. Faster boot times
2. Notification Dots
3. Auto fill and Smart text selection
4. Settings redesigned
5. Google Now gets revamped
6. Picture in Picture mode
7. Google Play Music Notifications
8. Installing unknown apps got simpler
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