Tuesday, 19 August 2014

History of Android Versions


Android is an operating system which has been developed for mobile devices. Android is under ongoing development by Google and Open Handset Alliance (OHA).  There are many versions of android since the release of Android Beta (1.0), the first version of Android which was released on November 2007.

Since April 2009, Android versions have been developed under a confectionery name and were released in alphabetical order. The exceptions were the first two versions, which were named as Android Alpha (1.0) and Android Beta (1.1). Although, the version names Alpha and Beta were named in alphabetical in this case two (notice the names "Alpha", which starts with the letter "A" and "Beta", which starts with "B".

The versions are given below. The numbers specified within the brackets are the version numbers.:

Android Alpha (1.0)

Release date: September 23, 2008

Android Beta (1.1)

Release date: February 9, 2009

Android Cupcake (1.5)

Release date: April 27, 2009

Android Donut (1.6)

Release date: September 15, 2009

Android Eclair (2.0)

Release date: October 26, 2009

Android Eclair (2.0.1)

Release date: December 3, 2009

Android Eclair (2.1)

Release date: January 2, 2010

Android Froyo (2.2 - 2.2.3)

Release date (version 2.2): May 20, 2010
Release date (version 2.2.1): January 18, 2011
Release date (version 2.2.2): January 22, 2011
Release date (version 2.2.3): November 21, 2011

Android Gingerbread (2.3 - 2.3.2)

Release date (version 2.3): December 6, 2010
Release date (version 2.3.1): December 2010
Release date (version 2.3.2): January 2011

Android Gingerbread (2.3.3 - 2.3.7)

Release date (version 2.3.3): February 9, 2011
Release date (version 2.3.4): April 28, 2011
Release date (version 2.3.5): July 25, 2011
Release date (version 2.3.6): September 2, 2011
Release date (version 2.3.7): September 21, 2011

Android Honeycomb (3.0)

Release date: February 22, 2011

Android Honeycomb (3.1)

Release date: May 10, 2011

Android Honeycomb (3.2 - 3.2.6)

Release date (version 3.2): July 15, 2011
Release date (version 3.2.1): September 20, 2011
Release date (version 3.2.2): August 30, 2011
Release date (version 3.2.3):
Release date (version 3.2.4): December 2011
Release date (version 3.2.5): January 2012
Release date (version 3.2.6): February 2012

Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0 - 4.0.2)

Release date (version 4.0): October 18, 2011
Release date (version 4.0.1): October 21, 2011
Release date (version 4.0.2): November 28, 2011

Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3 - 4.0.4)

Release date (version 4.0.3): December 16, 2011
Release date (version 4.0.4): March 29, 2012

 Android Jellybean (4.1 - 4.1.2)

Release date (version 4.1): July 9, 2012
Release date (version 4.1.1): July 11, 2012
Release date (version 4.1.2): October 9, 2012

Android Jellybean (4.2 - 4.2.2)

Release date (version 4.2): November 13, 2012
Release date (version 4.2.1): November 27, 2012
Release date (version 4.2.2): February 11, 2013

Android Jellybean (4.3 - 4.3.1)

Release date (version 4.3): July 24, 2013
Release date (version 4.3.1): October 3, 2013

Android Kitkat (4.4 - 4.4.4)

Release date (version 4.4): October 31, 2013
Release date (version 4.4.1): December 5, 2013
Release date (version 4.4.2): December 9, 2013
Release date (version 4.4.3): June 2, 2014
Release date (version 4.4.4): June 19, 2014


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