Android Versions | Old to NewAndroid: 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, smartwatch and other smart electronic gadgets. Android is the most popular product of Google. You can read my previous article about “Google Services/Google Products“.
Every Android version after 1.5 has been evolved with definite code names that have been chosen in an alphabetical manner. And no official explanation has ever been given for this particular naming convention, although it has garnered much media attention.
List of All Old to New Android Versions
Which is The Latest Version of Android?
Android can be confusing. There are a lot of different versions, and many of them are still running on devices today. Android 8.0-8.1, Oreo: August 21, 2017 (initial release) and Android P Ver9 is the latest new version [Developer preview; not yet supported] till now.
List of Android Versions From Old to New Updates
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 “M” (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
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 7.0 Nougat:
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 8.0 “Oreo”
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
8. Installing unknown apps got simpler
Android “P” is the upcoming ninth major version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018, and the first developer preview was released on the same day. The second developer preview is expected to be released at the next Google I/O developer conference.
- New user interface for the quick settings menu.
- Support for display cutouts.
- Redesigned volume slider.
- Rounded corners across the UI.
- Battery percentage now is shown in Always-On Display.
- A new “Lockdown” mode which disables biometric authentication once activated.
- The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.
- The “dock” now has a semi-transparent background.
- Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.
- A “screenshot” button has been added to the power options.
- New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps.
- Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification, full-scale images, and smart replies akin to Google’s new app, Reply.
- Lock screen security changes include the possible return of an improved NFC Unlock.
List of Old to New Android Version History
Initial release date
|(No codename)||1.0||September 23, 2008||1||Unsupported|
|(Internally known as “Petit Four”)||1.1||February 9, 2009||2||Unsupported|
|Cupcake||1.5||April 27, 2009||3||Unsupported|
|Donut||1.6||September 15, 2009||4||Unsupported|
|Eclair||2.0 – 2.1||October 26, 2009||5 – 7||Unsupported|
|Froyo||2.2 – 2.2.3||May 20, 2010||8||Unsupported|
|Gingerbread||2.3 – 2.3.7||December 6, 2010||9 – 10||Unsupported|
|Honeycomb||3.0 – 3.2.6||February 22, 2011||11 – 13||Unsupported|
|Ice Cream Sandwich||4.0 – 4.0.4||October 18, 2011||14 – 15||Unsupported|
|Jelly Bean||4.1 – 4.3.1||July 9, 2012||16 – 18||Unsupported|
|KitKat||4.4 – 4.4.4||October 31, 2013||19 – 20||Unsupported|
|Lollipop||5.0 – 5.1.1||November 12, 2014||21 – 22||Unsupported|
|Marshmallow||6.0 – 6.0.1||October 5, 2015||23||Supported|
|Nougat||7.0 – 7.1.2||August 22, 2016||24 – 25||Supported|
|Oreo||8.0 – 8.1||August 21, 2017||26 – 27||Supported|
|Android P||9||28||Developer preview; not yet supported|
These were 1 to 9 Android version list. Hope you like this post about List of All Android Versions | Old to New. Have you noted an interesting point that all Android version are in alphabetical order. 🙂 Of course, all those versions that have been rolled out by Google till now have been sweet. Still, sweeter ones are yet to come and steal the show.b
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