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History of Android Versions

We all use the Android Smart Phones and see the new upcoming versions of Android OS . Android OS is owned by GOOGLE . Android has very interesting story of updated versions . Google released all Android Versions in a sequence of first letter Alphabatically , A to Z order .  Google gave the Android versions very user friendy names like Cupcake , Donut , Eclair , Froyo , Gingerbread , Honeycomb , Icecream Sandwich , Jellybean , Kitkat etc . 

History of Android Versions

Milestones of Android OS - 

1. Andy Rubin is the founder of Android OS . Andy Rubin is a Robots Lover . He was the head of Android Inc. situated at Palo Alto , California , US .

2. The word " Android " was suggested by the Android Inc employees on the basis of nick name of Andy Rubin .

3. Android development started by Android Inc .in 2003 . It treated as Alpha level phase of Android .

4. Google purchased Android Inc in 2005 and started development in 2007 .

5. Android first Beta version released on 5 November 2007 So it considered as Android Birthday date and later on released Android SDK's in a series .

6. HTC launched first Android handset in 2008 .

7. Android is the Linux Kernel based OS .

8. Google is releasing the version updates regularly time to time and recently released " Android P " Beta Version with Version 9 and API 28 in June 2018 .


A Look towards the Android Versions - 

A-Z Code Names Android Code Name Android Version Android API Release Date
A No Code Name ( Alpha ) 1.0 1 September 23 , 2008 
B Petit Four ( Beta ) 1.1 2 February 9 , 2009
C Cupcake 1.5 3 April 27, 2009
D Donut 1.6 4 September 15, 2009
E Eclair 2.1 7 October 26, 2009
F Froyo 2.2  8 May 20, 2010
G Gingerbread 2.3 9 and 10 December 6, 2010
H Honeycomb 3.1 and 3.3 12 and 13 February 22, 2011
I Icecream Sandwich 4.0 15 October 18, 2011
J Jellybean 4.1 , 4.2 and 4.3 16 , 17 and 18  July 9, 2012
K Kitkat 4.4 19 October 31, 2013
L Lollypop 5.0 21 November 12, 2014
M Marshmallow 6.0 23 October 5, 2015
N Nought 7.0 24 and 25 August 22, 2016
O Oreo 8.0 and 8.1 26 and 27  August 21, 2017
P Android P 9.0 28 June 6 , 2018

All the Updated Android Versions have the updated Features , Bug Fixes , Updated Security Patches .


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