Android Software and its version history


Android software’s history doesn’t mean I’m going to write here a long and boring story about its history like in the school text books. My intention rather is to show you how different versions of it were named after popular deserts (sweet dishes).
 
Today android is the most popular software running on most of the smartphones.
 
You’ll also notice that the names start from ‘C’ in version 1.5 and then go on till ‘O’ which is version 8.0.
 
The below table has been taken from the wiki page here.
 
Code name Version number Initial release date
(No codename)[2] 1.0 September 23, 2008
(Internally known as “Petit Four”)[2] 1.1 February 9, 2009
Cupcake 1.5 April 27, 2009
Donut[3] 1.6 September 15, 2009
Eclair[4] 2.0 – 2.1 October 26, 2009
Froyo[5] 2.2 – 2.2.3 May 20, 2010
Gingerbread[6] 2.3 – 2.3.7 December 6, 2010
Honeycomb[7] 3.0 – 3.2.6 February 22, 2011
Ice Cream Sandwich[8] 4.0 – 4.0.4 October 18, 2011
Jelly Bean[9] 4.1 – 4.3.1 July 9, 2012
KitKat[10] 4.4 – 4.4.4 October 31, 2013
Lollipop[12] 5.0 – 5.1.1 November 12, 2014
Marshmallow[13] 6.0 – 6.0.1 October 5, 2015
Nougat[14] 7.0 – 7.1.2 August 22, 2016
Oreo 8.0 August 21, 2017

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