What is Android ? and History  of Android

Android is a open source and Linux-based Operating System for smartphones and tablet , TV , Wear .

Android  developed by  Open Handset Alliance, led by Google. And Inventors of Android is Andy Rubin , Rich Miner , Nick Sears

The first beta version of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) was released by Google in 2007. Android 1.0, was released in September 2008.

There are many code names of android such as Lollipop, Kitkat, Jelly Bean, Ice cream Sandwich, Froyo, Ecliar, Donut etc which is covered in next page.

 

Android History 

  • Code
    name
Version
number
Linux kernel
version
Initial release
date
API
level
   (No codename)     1.0    ? September 23, 2008 1
    Petit Four     1.1    2.6 February 9, 2009 2
   Cupcake     1.5    2.6.27 April 27, 2009 3
   Donut     1.6    2.6.29 September 15, 2009 4
   Eclair   2.0 – 2.1    2.6.29 October 26, 2009 5 – 7
   Froyo   2.2 – 2.2.3 2.6.32 May 20, 2010 8
   Gingerbread   2.3 – 2.3.7 2.6.35 December 6, 2010 9 – 10
Honeycomb 3.0 – 3.2.6 2.6.36 February 22, 2011 11 – 13
Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 – 4.0.4 3.0.1 October 18, 2011 14 – 15
Jelly Bean 4.1 – 4.3.1 3.0.31 to 3.4.39 July 9, 2012 16 – 18
   KitKat 4.4 – 4.4.4 3.10 October 31, 2013 19 – 20
  Lollipop 5.0 – 5.1.1 3.16 November 12, 2014 21 – 22
  Marshmallow 6.0 – 6.0.1 3.18 October 5, 2015 23
  Nougat 7.0 – 7.1.2 4.4 August 22, 2016 24 – 25
  Oreo 8.0 – 8.1 4.10 August 21, 2017 26 – 27
  Pie 9.0 4.4.107, 4.9.84, and 4.14.42 August 6, 2018 28
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