History of Android

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Introduction to Android

  • The world’s most powerful mobile platform
  • Android provides a rich application framework
    that allows you to build innovative apps and games
    for mobile devices in a Java language

History of Android

  • 1.0 (Sep. 2008)

Web Browser, Camera, Search, Maps, Services,Instant Msg, Media Player, etc

  • 1.5 (Cup Cake, Apr. 2009)

Video Support, Home Screen, Widget, Copy Paste in Web Browser, Pictures in Contacts, Animated Screens, Auto Rotating

  • 1.6 (Donut, Sep. 2009)

Expanded Gestures, Integrated Camera / Gallery, etc

  • 2.0 (Eclair, Oct. 2009)

Multiple Google Accounts, Bluetooth 2.1, Microsoft Exchange, Searching SMS/MMS, More Screen Sizes, etc

  • 2.2 (Froyo, May. 2009)

Speed & Memory Enhancement, New Javascript V8 Engine in Chrome, USB Tethering, Wi-fi Hotspot etc

  • 2.3 (Ginger Bread, Dec. 2010)

Concurrent Garbage Collector, Video and Audio improvements, Clipboard Enhancements, etc

  • 3.0 (Honeycomb, Feb. 2011)

Optimized for Tablets, Fragments APIs, Action Bar,etc

  • 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, Oct. 2011)

Unified Tablets and Smart Phones, Improved Videos and Customizable launcher, etc

  • 4.1,4.2,4.3 (Jelly Bean, Jul. 2012 – Aug-2013)

Unified Interface Layout engine, Multi User support in Tablets, Camera Improve, Improve Gaming and  Graphics , etc

  • 4.4 (Kit Kat, Oct. 2013)

Memory and Power managements, Printing, Storage Access, Rich Media, etc


  • 5.0, 5.1 (Lolipop, Nov. 2014)

Material Design, Replace Dalvik VM with JIT Compiler ,Android TV, Project Volta, etc

  • 6.0 (Mashmallow, Aug. 2015)

Doze Mode, App Stand By, Native Fingerprint Reader, Run time Permission, 4K Display, USB C etc


  • 7.0, 7.1(Nouget, July. 2016)

Emoji, Screen Zoom, Day Dream VR, Multi Window Support, JIT Improve etc


  • 8.0, 8.1 (Oreo, Aug. 2017 – Dec 2017 )

         Project Treble (Updates), Picture in Picture, Unicode Emoji, Notification Channels, Lock Screen,Integrated  Printing, Android Oreo Go Edition,Neural Network APIs, etc



  • Android version 9.0: Pie

The newest addition to our Android versions list is the freshly baked Android Pie. Android 9 entered the world in early August 2018 after several months of evolution in public beta previews.

Pie’s most trans formative change is its new gesture navigation system, which trades the traditional Android Back, Home and Overview keys for a single multi functional Home button and a series of gesture-based commands.


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