What are All Android System Versions and Their Features?


Have you asked yourself What are all versions of the Android system and its features? In this article we will make an account of the Android system and the features that were introduced in each one.

Summary of all Android versions and their main features

The original idea of ​​the founders of Android Inc. was to create the best OS for digital cameras. His focus shifted to the world of mobiles as he saw that it was a broader market. And in 2005 Google bought the company.

The first versions (which did not see the light of day) were designed for mobiles with a physical keyboard, Blackberry style. But in 2008 Apple imposed a new one for current mobiles, so Google decided to adapt its OS to touch phones with a large diagonal. After some beta versions, the first official Android edition was born.

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Android 1.0

In October 2008 the HTC Dream, the first mobile with Android. From this first version, the OS already included features that persist to this day: Gapps, Android Market, notification panel and widgets. With version 1.1 some bugs were fixed.

Android 1.5 Cupcake

In April 2009 this new version was officially launched, starting a tradition that made the alphabet «sweet». Although there were many improvements, the one that stands out the most is the inclusion of a virtual keyboard.

Android 1.6 Donut

Released that same year, Android Donut began to be compatible with different screen resolutions and with CDMA networks. A text-to-speech system was introduced. Also, some Gapps were redesigned in a more attractive style.

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Android 2.0 Eclair

Still in 2009, this new version comes out. Among the biggest changes, the navigation Gps on Google Maps and an app drawer.

Android 2.2 Froyo

Among other improvements, this version introduced voice commands, the ancestor of Google Assistant.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

With this version, emphasis was placed on the visual aspect, now the colors were accentuated more, especially green. Support for multiple cameras and NFC connectivity, among other systems.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Released in 2011, this version was released only for tablets. There was another change in appearance, as well as the inclusion of virtual buttons, task menu and a quick settings panel.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

This version gave mobiles many of the features that had only been available for tablets. There was an aesthetic redesign and the inclusion of new functions.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

It saw the light in July 2012. It brought with it a smoother interface without lag. It took the quick settings to the notification panel, included accessibility improvements, and introduced Google Now.

Android 4.4 Kitkat

With kitkat the interface was refreshed and new functions were added. For example, immersive mode when running an application.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop

The Holo look is put aside and the Material Desing, changed that gave the interface a more modern look. Performance and resource utilization improvements were also made.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

It arrived in 2015. It introduced an improvement in the use of the battery and in terms of app permissions.

Android 7.0 Nougat

This version gave attention to some bugs inherited from previous versions. Made emphasis on performance and on how third-party apps could use all the functions of the system.

Android 8.0 Oreo

Oreo arrived in 2017 and introduced improvements in the way the mobile received updates. The use of Background app resources.

Android 9.0 Pie

This version, released in 2018, emphasized the User privacy and new gesture navigation. In addition, it introduced a native app to control mobile use: Digital Wellbeing. Which allows you to see the statistics of the time of use of the apps on your mobile.

Android 10 Q

With this version we said goodbye to dessert names. Corrected some details and introduced the long-awaited dark mode. Since currently many people usually activate the dark mode in various applications of the Android mobile.

What to expect for the next versions of Android

Given the focus on the issue of improving security and privacy on Android phones, it is to be expected that in later versions, there will be no major changes in the visual section.

On the other hand, it is important that you know what version of Android you have installed on your cell phone or tablet so that you can keep up to date with the versions that come out.

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