Android’s Version Names: OS from Cupcake to Oreo

Every year, hundreds of new gadgets like phones, tablets, and TV streamers adopt Google's Android Operating System. Below is a whole history of the Android operating system, from Android Cupcake to Android Oreo in 2017.

The Android mobile operating system history started in November 2007 with the release of the Android beta. Meanwhile, Android 1.0., the first commercial version for mobile phones, was released in September 2008. Google continues to develop Android and, since the first release, has a number of upgrades to its base operating system.

The Candy-Flavored Names

The Android Version 1.0. and the update of Android 1.1. were not released under precise code names. The division of Google’s Android has a sense of humor: they named all of its Android versions with the candy-flavored names.
  • The Android Version 1.5. code was named Cupcake, launched in April 2009. It was the initiate significant version of the Android Operating System, which actually exhibited the platform's power.
  • Android Version 1.6. Donut, which took larger screen sizes, was released in September 2009. 
  • Meanwhile, Android 2.0 and Android 2.1. Eclair, each version was released in December 2009 and December 2010. They were considered as a single release with some new features such as Bluetooth 2.1 support, and more.
  • Android 2.2. Froyo (Frozen Yogurt), was launched in May 2010 and offered largely improved speed.
  • Android 2.3. and 2.4. Gingerbread, was released in December 2010 with new features such as SIP internet calling, several cameras, and more.
  • Android 3.0., 3.1., and 3.2. Honeycomb, which was made for tablets, came out in February, July, and August 2011.
  • Android 4.0. Ice Cream Sandwich, was launched in October 2011. Google tried to synthesize Honeycomb's tablet-only platform, with its mobile platform.
  • Android 4.1. Jelly Bean, supports “Voice typing” was released in July 2012.
  • Android 4.4. Kit-Kat, came out in October 2013. It supports the Google Now feature and OK Google (People can get into Google Now just saying the phrase).
  • Android 5.X. Lollipop, came out in November 2014. It allows a brand-new runtime, named ART and other UI Improvements.
  • Android 6.X. Marshmallow, which has crazy different apps menu, was released in October 2015.
  • Android 7.0. Nougat, was released in August 2016, offering a lot of the primary improvements over Marshmallow.
  • The latest major version Android 8.0 Oreo was released in August 2017.

Guess you know better about Android mobile operating system version history now?

Indonesian language: Perkembangan Versi Android: OS dari Cupcake sampai Oreo

Android’s Version Names: OS from Cupcake to Oreo

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