Complete Android Generations History From First Generation of Android


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The World is contracting with the growth of new mobile phones technologies.  As in the proportional ratio, the users are increasing with the features including. Initial devices are capable of making calls, texting and very features. Now they are not only used just for calls but they have extraordinary features like anymore.

What is Android???

One of the widely used and the popular mobile Operating system in these days is nothing but ANDROID. Android is a software comprising not only OS but also middleware and useful key applications. Android Inc was founded by Nick Sears, Andy Rubin, Rich Miner and Chris White in 2003 in Palo Alto of California. Later Google acquired Android in the year 2005.

What a long, strange trip it’s been.

From the inaugural Android release to till today, Android has transformed conceptually, visually and functionally in many aspects in time and time again. Here is the complete Android generations history from the first Generation of Android release.

1. Android versions 1.0 to 1.1 :

Android made its official public launch in the year 2008 with the name Android 1.0. A release so ancient that this release even doesn’t have a cute codename.  Google early apps like Gmail, maps, calendar, and Youtube are integrated into this version.

2. Android version 1.5:

The early 2009’s Android 1.5 Cupcake release, the naming scenario came to picture by introducing as Cupcake. Cupcake version introduced numerous refinements and features to the Android interface, including the first keyboard on the screen which something that had been necessary as phones moved away from the once.

Cupcake also brought third-party app widgets and screen, which would become the most exciting feature in this release. and it also provided the platform’s first-ever option for video recording in the smartphone.

3. Android version 1.6:

Android version 1.6 with the codename Donut, rolled out in the fall of 2009. This version filled with some of the important roles in Android’s center, including the ability for the OS to work in the multiple screens means auto screen adjustment, a factor that’d be critical the mobile phone technology.

The CDMA support is added to this version, which played a key role in Android’s imminent expansion.

4.Android versions 2.0 to 2.1:

Android 2.0 with codename Eclair, launched six weeks after the Donut release. Eclair was the first ever Android release to enter mainstream that to end users with Motorola Droid phone which became massive hype at the time of launch. This version adds voice navigation in maps and real-time traffic updates which are a lack in the previous versions. Eclair did bring live wallpapers. And introduced the first speech to text feature in the Android family.

5.Android version 2.2:

After four months after the release of Donut, Google launched Froyo (2.2 ) Version with the massive improvement in the performance. Google also brought support for Flash to Android’s web browser in Froyo.

6.Android version 2.3:

Android’s first ever visual identity started in 2010’s Gingerbread release. Bright green, it became a mostly used integral part of the android appearance. Black and green colors are used to get a distinctive and attracted design.

7.Android 3.0 to 3.2:

2011’s Android release Honeycomb was a weird release and time for the Android. It came for only tablet support which is launched in the launch of the Motorola Xoom tablet, and next releases 3.1 and 3.2 are also tablet supported only.

8.Android version 4.0:

Honeycomb acting as the bridge from old to new, Ice Cream Sandwich — also released in 2011 — served as the platform’s official entry into the era of modern design. The release refined the visual concepts introduced with Honeycomb and reunited tablets and phones with a single, unified UI vision. ICS dropped much of Honeycomb’s “holographic” appearance but kept its use of blue as a system-wide highlight. And it carried over core system elements like on-screen buttons and a card-like appearance for app-switching.

9.Android versions 4.1 to 4.3:

The releases added plenty of poise and polish into the operating system and went a long way in making Android more inviting for the average user.

Visuals aside, Jelly Bean brought about our first taste of Google Now, the spectacular predictive-intelligence utility that’s sad since devolved into a glorified news feed.

It gave us expandable and interactive notifications, an expanded voice search system and a more advanced system for displaying search results in general, with a focus on card-based results that attempted to answer questions directly. Multiuser support also came into play, albeit on tablets only at this point, and an early version of Android’s Quick Settings panel made its first appearance.

10.Android version 4.4:

KitKat release marked the end of Android’s dark era, as the blacks of Gingerbread and the blues of Honeycomb finally made their way out of the operating system. Lighter backgrounds and more neutral highlights took their places, with a transparent status bar and white icons giving the OS a more contemporary appearance. Android 4.4 also saw the first version of “OK, Google”support.

11.Android versions 5.0 and 5.1:

Google essentially reinvented Android again with its Android 5.0 Lollipop release in the fall of 2014. Lollipop launched the still-present-today Material Design standard, which brought a whole new look that extended across all of Android, its apps and even other Google products.

The card-based concept that had been scattered throughout Android became a core UI pattern — one that would guide the appearance of everything from notifications, which now showed up on the lock screen for at-a-glance access, to the Recent Apps list, which took on an unabashedly card-based appearance.

12.Android version 6.0:

2015’s Marshmallow was a fairly minor Android release, one that seemed more like a 0.1-level update than anything deserving of a full number bump. But it started the trend of Google releasing one major Android version per year and that version always receiving its own whole number.

13.Android versions 7.0 and 7.1:

Android Nougat releases provided Android with a native split-screen mode, a new bundled-by-app system for organizing notifications and a Data Saver feature. Nougat added some smaller but still significant features, too, like an Alt-Tab-like shortcut for snapping between apps.

14.Android version 8.0 and 8.1:

Oreo adds a variety of niceties to the platform, including a native picture-in-picture mode, a notification snoozing option and notification channels that offer fine control over how apps can alert you. Oreo also includes some noteworthy elements that further Google’s goal of aligning Android and Chrome OS and improving the experience of using Android apps on Chromebooks

15. Android ‘P’:

The yet-to-be-named (or numbered) Android P release is currently in a public beta preview. Things could still evolve between now and that final release. But at the moment, Android P’s most transformative change is its wacky new gesture navigation system.


The improvement from the initial release to now increase the popularity of Android without having any doubt.



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