Google introduced some fun in Android by giving code names to its Android Operating systems’ versions which were actually in the name of a dessert. It has now become a tradition of Google to call every new version of Android OS names like dessert. On the release of every new version, Google celebrates the success and put the giant mock-up of dessert on the Google campus which matches with the Android OS’s new release’s code name.
Now we are going to discuss all the Android OS names. All are in the name of a dessert.
Android 1.0, 1.1 (Unnamed)
The initial versions of Android OS had no names. The Android 1.0 and 1.1 were unnamed. In 2005 Google bought the company called Android. The Android was headed by the well-known phone maker company’s ex-owner. But in 2005 the Google bought the company, and after that, a rumor spread that Google was working on its mobile phone and very soon Google is about to launch its phone.
In November 2007, finally, all the talks went wrong when the Google came out with a mobile operating system instead of mobile called the Android 1.0. The operating system was based on the Linux kernel. 65 different phone maker companies were going to used that open source operating system. First of all, HTC used the Android 1.0 in its mobile phone out of the US in October 2008. In February 2009, the updated version Android 1.1 released and it was also unnamed version and was quite better than the 1.0 version.
Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
It is a common believe from the Android users that Android 1.5 was the first version of the Android OS, but V1.5 was not the first version of the Android OS technically, but before cupcake, the versions were not given any name. Google introduced many changes in the Cupcake, it came with the third-party keyboard, and it let your phone upload directly from Picasa and YouTube. Google gave the Android OS v1.5 a name on dessert called Cupcake. And start the tradition of naming the new OS version on a dessert or sweet name.
Android 1.6 (Donut)
A new version of Android v1.6 was released in September 2009 and was named “Donut”. All the errors and issues in the earlier Android v1.5 Cupcake was removed in the Android v1.6 Donut. Android v1.6 Donut improves the video and photo features and improves camera interface. It comes with the better searching property and support for the large sized screen. Android v1.6 Donut was the first version which offers Google navigation feature.
Android 2.0, 2.1 (Eclair)
In October 2009 Google released another new version of Android named Android v2.0 named Éclair. In December 2009 v2.0.1 released and in early 2010 another version of Android v2.1 released. Many people consider all these versions as a single version, but they were three versions and are collectively called the Android 2.0,2.1 Éclair.
Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Android 2.3, 2.4 (Gingerbread)
In December 2010 Google officially released the new Version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The OS was released with the Google’s first mobile phone Nexus S. Nexus S was developed by Google and Samsung and the phone came with the Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS. The Android v2.3 Gingerbread supports internet calling, more than one camera.
Android 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 (Honeycomb)
In February 2011 Google released another version of Android and was assigned a code name of Honeycomb. In July, the updated version of Android 3.1 Honeycomb was released and in the August another updated version Android 3.2 Honeycomb released. Honeycomb was developed for Tablets. Samsung and few other mobile manufacturers made a huge amount of tablet supported by the Android 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 as they want to compete for the iPad.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
In October, a new and latest version of Android released by the Google and given a Android OS names Ice Cream Sandwich. The Ice Cream Sandwich’s main features are it let to limit the mobile data usage and upgrades. New font style and new design are also the features of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
In 2012 Google released the Android version of 4.1 and gave it the Android OS names of Jellybeans. In the Android v4.1 Jellybean the significant change is “Google now”. Google now is an AI program that works according to your needs. Android 4.1 Jellybean allows you the Voice Typing.
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
In September 2013 Google released the Android new version and named it as Android v4.4 KitKat. The KitKat is the product of Nestle. Nestle took entirely part in the campaign of the Android v4.4 KitKat. Nestle printed the logo of Android OS on its KitKat packing as a part of the campaign. KitKat came with the new feature of “OK Google” which let the user access the Google now instantly.
Android 5.X (Lollipop)
Google released the new version of the Android after the KitKat. The new version was given a Android OS names of Lollipop. Lollipop has come with the removal of issues and errors of the previous releases of the Android versions. Lollipop has introduced many features, and the biggest feature is improved battery lifetime with excellent timing.
Android 6.X (Marshmallow)
In the mid of 2016 Google launched the new version of the Android and had introduced it outside the US too. The Google gave it the name Android 6.X Marshmallow. The Android 6.X has come with very improve features and new features. The priority is given to the security for the users.
Android 7.X (Nougat)
Android 7 has also released and given the name Android 7.X Nougat, but the all users do not use it. Still, many Android users have not updated themselves to the latest version of Android.
Android 8 (Oreo)
Google has introduced the new Android OS names 8.0 in its Google IO 2017. But only its beta version of developer preview is introduced yet. The official launch fro the users is expected in August or September 2017. The Google gave it the name of Android O but not yet revealed the full name. We are expecting that it will be Android Oreo
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