Small Recap about ANDROID versions till date

Android is based on a modified Linux kernel which was initially developed by Android Inc.,co-founded by Andy Rubin in October 2003, and purchased by Google in 2005 for circa $50 million.

As of April 2018, Android had a market share of 75.66%, with iOS holding 19.23%. The 5.11% for ‘other’ combines the likes of Windows, Series 40, Samsung, and Blackberry. Taking tablets into account, iOS only closes the divide by 2-3%.

Android has been officially purchased by Google. They have done many updates in their android versions. One latest update about google is Google Duplex. For further details

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Version

Name

Release Date

Features

1.0

No Code Name

September 23,2008 Google contacts
Gmail
Google Maps
Google calendar
1.1

Petit Four

February 9,2009 ·       Reviews

·       Longer-in-call screen

·       Attachments in message

1.5

Cupcake

April 27,2009 ·       Auto-Pairing and Stereo support for Bluetooth

·       Favourite pictures in contact

·       Upload videos and photos to youtube

1.6

Donut

September 15, 2009 ·       Multi-lingual speech synthesis engine

·       Support for CDMA/EVDO,802.1X

·       Speeding improvements in searching and camera

2.0

Eclair

October 26,2009 ·       Google Map update(3D view, voice guidance)

·       Multiple Synchronisation of Gmail

·       Quick contact feature

 

2.2

Froyo

May 20,2010 ·       Microsoft Exchange Support

·       USB Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

·       Animated GIF

·       Expandable memory

2.3

Gingerbread

December 6,2010 ·       Large screen Resolution

·       Support for SIP VoIP

·       Support for video or voice chat using Google talk

·       Default Encryption for SSL

·       Battery Efficiency

3.0

HoneyComb

February 22,2011 ·       UI for Tablets

·       Ability to encrypt all user data

·       Support for joystick and gamepads

·       Redesigned Keyboard

4.0

Ice Cream Sandwich

October 8,2011 ·       On-Screen Navigation button

·       Data Usage control

·       Screenshot capture option

·       Wi-Fi Direct

·       Chrome bookmark

·       New Gallery layout

4.1

Jelly Bean

July 9,2012 ·       Enhanced Accessibility

·       Shortcuts and Widgets option

·       BT Support for Andriod beam

·       New Clock option

·       Group Messaging

·       4K Resolution

4.4

KitKat

October 31,2013 ·       “OK GOOGLE” option

·       Improved caller ID

·       Wireless printing capability

·       Sensor batching

·       Step detector

5.0

Lollipop

November 12,2014 ·       Recent activity screen

·       Notification tray

·       Smart Lock feature

·       Updated Emoji

·       Multiple SIM card

·       Native Wi-Fi calling support

·       HD Voice calls

6.0

Marshmallow

October 5,2015 ·       Contextual search from keywords

·       Alphabetical accessible application drawer

·       USB-C Support

·       Multi-window

·       Double tap power button to open camera

 7.0

Nougat

August 22, 2016 ·       New Emoji

·       Ability to screen zoom

·       Run Two apps side to side

·       3D Graphics

·       Battery usage alert

·       Quick setting options

·       Emergency information part

·       Support for Andriod TV

8.0

Oreo

August 21, 2017 ·       Update in UI

·       Notification dots

·       Downloadable fonts

·       Google Play Protect

·       Wi-Fi Assitant

·       System wide Autofill framework

·       Automatic light and dark themes

·       Navigation button      will be dim

9.0

Andriod P

May 8, 2018 ·       Native support for current trends

·       Screenshot button added to power option

·       New UI

·       Richer Message notification

·       Battery percentage is Always-On-Display

·       Automatic Bluetooth enabling option while driving


 

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