Android 1.0 To Android 10: Here’s How Google’s OS Changed Over Time!

Android 1.0 To Android 10: Here’s How Google's OS Changed Over Time!

                Android 1.0 To Android 10: Android mobile operating system was initially started with the public release of the Android beta on 5th November 2007. The first-ever commercial version of Android mobile operating system was Android 1.0 which was released on 23rd September 2008. After that Android is recurrently developed by Google as well as the Open Handset Alliance, and it has seen several updates to its base operating system ever since after its first release.

With the help of this article, we are going to give you brief information regarding the history of the Android mobile operating system from Android 1.0 to Android 10. So, without wasting any time let’s get started….

Android 1.0 to Android 10 Complete Table

Here is a complete table of Android 1.0 to Android 10, let’s have a look….

Version NumberCode NameInitial Release

Date

1.0No CodenameSeptember 23, 2008
1.1Petit FourFebruary 9, 2009
1.5CupcakeApril 27, 2009
1.6DonutSeptember 15, 2009
2.0 – 2.1EclairOctober 26, 2009
2.2 – 2.2.3FroyoMay 20, 2010
2.3 – 2.3.7GingerbreadDecember 6, 2010
3.0 – 3.2.6HoneycombFebruary 22, 2011
4.0 – 4.0.4Ice Cream SandwichOctober 18, 2011
4.1 – 4.3.1Jelly BeanJuly 9, 2012
4.4 – 4.4.4KitKatOctober 31, 2013
5.0 – 5.1.1LollipopNovember 12, 2014
6.0 – 6.0.1MarshmallowOctober 5, 2015
7.0 – 7.1.2NougatAugust 22, 2016
8.0 – 8.1OreoAugust 21, 2017
9.0PieAugust 6, 2018
10.0Android 10To Be Announced

Android 1.0

Some of the features of Android 1.0 comprises of:

  • Synchronization of Google Calendar with the Calendar application
  • Access to web email servers, supporting POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP
  • Synchronization of Gmail with the Gmail application
  • Web browser to show, zoom as well as pan full HTML and XHTML web pages
  • Instant messaging, text messaging, and MMS
  • Synchronization of Google Contacts with the People application
  • Google Talk instant messaging
  • Application downloads and updates through the Market application

Android 1.5 Cupcake

Some of the features of Android 1.5 Cupcake comprises of:

  • User pictures shown for Favourites in Contacts
  • Auto-pairing as well as stereo support for Bluetooth (A2DP and AVRCP profiles)
  • Animated screen transitions
  • Third-party virtual keyboards Support with text prediction as well as user dictionary for custom words.
  • Video recording as well as playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats

Android 1.6 Donut

Some of the features of Android 1.6 Donut comprises of:

  • Searching and ability to view app screenshots in Android Market became much easier.
  • Users are able to select multiple photos for deletion.
  • Support for WVGA screen resolutions
  • Enhancements in searching and camera applications
  • Developers were able to include their content in search results
  • Expanded Gesture framework as well as new GestureBuilder development tool

Android 2.0 Eclair

Some of the features of Android 2.0 Éclair comprises of:

  • Bluetooth 2.1 support
  • Ability to tap a Contacts photo along with selecting to call, SMS, or email the person
  • Expanded Account sync, which let its users add numerous accounts to a device for synchronization of email and contacts
  • Microsoft Exchange email support, with collective inbox in order to browse email from numerous accounts in one page
  • Ability to search all saved SMS and MMS messages

Android 2.2 Froyo

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Now, the browser displays all frames of animated GIFs in spite of just the first frame only
  • Support for Bluetooth-enabled car as well as desk docks
  • Support for the Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service, which helps in enabling the push notifications
  • Enhanced application launcher along with shortcuts to Phone as well as Browser applications
  • USB tethering along with Wi-Fi hotspot functionality
  • Addition of Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine into the Browser application

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Enhanced tablet support with a new “holographic” user interface
  • Numerous browser tabs substituting browser windows.
  • Speedy access to camera exposure, focus, flash, zoom, time-lapse, as well as various additional camera features
  • HTTPS stack improved with Server Name Indication

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Ability to access applications straight from the lock screen
  • Enhanced visual voicemail along with the capability to speed up or else slow down voicemail messages
  • Enhanced the functionality of copy and paste
  • Automatic syncing of browser with Chrome bookmarks of the users

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Searches can be accomplished within the system settings for speedier access to specific settings
  • Improved accessibility support for instance switch access support
  • Material design, carrying a redesigned user interface
  • Support for 64-bit CPUs

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Native fingerprint reader support
  • More Large Application folders with numerous pages
  • 4K display mode for apps
  • Experimental multi-window feature
  • For musical instruments MIDI support

Android 7.0 Nougat

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Ability to shift to the previously opened app by double-tapping the overview button
  • Enhancements to file browser
  • Unicode 9.0 emoji and skin tone modifier support
  • Enhanced Doze functionality, which targets to prolong battery life
  • Picture-in-picture support for Android TV

Android 8.1.0 Oreo

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Visual alterations to ‘Power Off’ as well as ‘Restart’ which comprises of a new screen and floating toolbar
  • Autofill framework updates
  • Automatic Navigation buttons dim at the time of not in use
  • Automatic light as well as dark themes

Android 9 Pie

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Innovative user interface for the quick settings menu
  • Rounded corners across the UI
  • Auto-Brightness feature modifying the screen brightness automatically on the basis of user habits
  • The “dock” got a semi-transparent background.

Android 10

Some of its features are as follows:

  • A native MIDI API, which will let interaction with music controllers.
  • New permissions to access the location in the background
  • New permissions to access photo, video as well as audio files.
  • Background apps can no longer jump into the forefront.
  • Restricted access to some non-resettable device identifiers
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