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List of Android Version Names and Release Date

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After Reading This Article, You Will Know The Name of All Android Version, Release Date, and Symbol.

Do you prefer the Android operating system? If yes, then you must read this.

Virtually 90% of smartphone users use Android OS. Hence, this post contains a list of all Android Models (Previous and Modern).

As you may know, the Android OS is a Linux-based operating system designed for Smartphones and tablet which was launched on 5 Nov. 2007 with Android Beta Model. It was developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA).

The first Business version of Android 1.0 was launched on 23 Sep – 2008.

On this post, you will know all the released versions of the Android Operating System and be able to identify them with pictures.

After the latest version of the Android Operating System; Google announced Android Pie, more questions arose as to the name Google will give to the next version of Android. Check below for more information.

Android 11

Android 11

On the 8th of September 2020, Android announced, more on the Android 11 will be updated here shortly. The Android 11 is believed to have the most amazing upgrade between other Android versions.

Features of Android 11

  • Conversations: It gives users the room to collect all their messages in one place.
  • Accessibility: Perceptive applications helps to navigate and control our device with a voice command.
  • Security and Privacy: improved security and privacy fix to our smartphone from Google Play.
  • Media: We can now play music from other devices that are connected to our phones.
  • Device controls: Android 11 version OS allows easy control of all our connected devices (IOT) in a single point.
  • Content capture: This operating system comes with a default screen recording features, third party app is no longer required.
  • Predictive tools: By predicting our patterns of working, as well as our habits, it suggests accordingly.

Android 10

android 10

Android version 10 was officially released in September 2019. The Android 11 operating system known as the Android Q has been in beta for a while but now it is rolling out first to Google’s own line of Pixel phones, then to others.

Features of Android 10

  • Dark theme option available
  • Focus mode to help users focus without distraction
  • Smart Reply in all messaging apps
  • It is compatible with the 5G network
  • Enhanced location and privacy tools
  • New parental controls which offer parents a way to monitor and regulate their kids’ screen
  • Incognito mode for Google Maps to gain a private-search mode
  • Live Caption
  • Sending updates straight to your phone
  • Edge-to-edge gestures to swipe up from the bottom of your home screen, from left to right to go back.
  • Fit for foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

Android 9 (Android Pie)

Android 9 Pie
Google Officially released Android Pie 9.0 on 6 Aug 2018 and named it Android Pie. On the Android 9, Google built-in many improvements when compared to the older 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo version.

Features of Android 9 (Android Pie)

  • Enhanced user interface for the quick settings menu
  • A new transitions for switching between apps and activities within apps.
  • A new Lockdown mode which disables biometric authentication once activated, it will be disabled once the user used their password to login
  • Much richer message notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification, full-scale images, and smart replies.
  • Battery percentage now is shown On Display.
  • Better multitask app switcher with Google search bar and app drawer built-in.
  • A new gesture-based system interface, like seen on the iPhone X.
  • A Shush Gesture feature.
  • An adaptive battery feature which maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you are most likely to use next.
  • It includes controller mapping for the Xbox One S wireless controller.
  • Includes back button icon in the navigation bar if the gesture navigation is enabled.
  • Volume slider is now located next to the device’s physical volume button.
  • HEIF support.

Android 8.0, 8.1 (Oreo)

Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 was officially released on August 2017 under the name “Oreo” a few months after, in December 2017  Android 8.1 was released which features minor bug fixes.

Features of Android 8.0, 8.1

  • Notification grouping,
  • Performance improvements,
  • Battery usage optimization,
  • Picture-in-picture support for video,
  • Support for auto fillers,
  • Bluetooth 5,
  • Wide colour gamuts,
  • Wi-Fi Aware
  • System-level integration with VoIP apps.
  • Android Go – a software distribution of the operating system mainly for the low-end devices – and as well as support for the implementation of a hardware abstraction layer.

Android 7.0 (Nougat)

 

Android 7.0 (Nougat)

The Android version 7.0 Nougat is among the best seller versions of Android, which was launch within August 2016. This Android version has improved performance and better battery management, among many other features its native multi-windowed support improved to facilitate multitasking.

Features of Android 7.0 Nougat

  • Ability to display multiple applications on-screen at once in a split-screen view,
  • Support for in-line replies to all notifications,
  • Expanded “Doze” energy-saving mode which restricts the device to function once the screen has been off for a while,
  • OpenJDK-based Java environment and received support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API,
  • System updates on supported devices.

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow was launched on May 28, 2015. Its is so slick and has some fantastic features which will be built the taste of most smartphone users.

Features of Android 6.0

  • Permissions architecture.
  • New APIs for contextual assistants to provide context-sensitive search results.
  • A power management system which will reduce background activity when a device is not handled physically.
  • Native support for fingerprint recognition and USB type C connection.
  • Ability to migrate your applications and data to a microSD card.
  • Lots of internal changes.

Android 5.0/5.1 (Lollipop)

Android 5.0/5.1 (Lollipop)
The Android 5.0 Lollipop was launched on Nov 12, 2014. Similar to the Kitkat, the Lollipop is so amazing in its way.

Features of Android 5.0/5.1

  • A redesigned user interface which is built around a design language called Material Design.
  • Improvements to the notifications, which can be accessed from the lock screen and displayed within applications as “top of the screen” banners.
  • Internal changes with the Android Runtime (ART) officially replacing Dalvik for improved application performance.
  • Improve and optimize battery usage.

Android 4.4 (Kitkat)

Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Android 4.4 KitKat, which was announced on the Third of Sept, 2013 by Google. The Android 4.4 is optimized to run on an enormous range of smartphone then oldest Android Model, Having 512 MB RAM

Features of Android 4.4 Kitkat

  • Improved Android’s performance on low-end hardware.
  • Google Hangout which replaced the messaging app
  • Translucent System UI
  • Introduction of Host Card Emulation support for secured transactions
  • Google Drive now a default app in Kitkat.
  • Better performance and useful appearance improvements.

Android 4.1/4.2/ 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

 

Android 4.1/4.2/ 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

At the Google, I/O conference by Google, which held on  June 27, 2012, Android 4.1 code-named Jelly Bean was released.  Which was primarily based on Linux kernel 3.0.31. Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Jelly Bean was launched to the Android Open Source on July 9, 2012. The first Android Jelly Bean gadget is the Nexus 7 tablet, released on July 13, 2012.

Android 4.0  (Cream Sandwich)

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Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was launched on Oct 19, 2011, and was based mostly on Linux kernel 3.0.1.

Android 3.0 / 3.2  (Honeycomb)

android_3-2-honeycomb
Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, was released on Feb 22, 2011. It was based mostly on Linux kernel 2.6.36. The first device utilizing this version was the Motorola Xoom tablet, which was launched on 24 Feb 2011.

Android 2.3 / 2.3.7 (GingerBread)

Android 2.3 / 2.3.7 (GingerBread)
Android 2.3 code-named Gingerbread was launched on Dec 6, 2010. The OS was based on Linux kernel 2.6.35

Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Android 2.2  code-named Froyo was launched on May 20, 2010. The Android OS was based on Linux kernel 2.6.32

Android 2.0 (Eclair)

Android 2.0 (Eclair)
On Oct 26, 2009, Android 2.0, also called Eclair and Which was also based on Linux kernel 2.6.29, was released.

Android 1.6 (Donut)

android 1 donut
On Sep 15, 2009, Android 1.6, also called Donut, was launched. It was based entirely on Linux kernel 2.6.29.

Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
Android 1.5 also called Cupcake was launched on 30 April 2009 Which was completely based mostly on Linux kernel 2.6.27. Android 1.5 was the very first official launch using a code name primarily based on a type of “dessert” known as Cupcake.

Android 1.1

Android 1
On the 9th of February 2009, Android 1.1 Version was launched.

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