Android

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Android 8.1 (Oreo) running on a smartphone

Android is Google's distribution of Linux targeted mainly at smartphones and tablets, there are also variants of Android that run on smartwatches, televisions, and cars. Android was originally developed by a company called Android Inc., but Google then bought the company in 2005-07, the first version of Android was released in 2008-09. The latest version of Android is currently Android 9.0 which was released on 2018-08-06.

Every major Android version since 1.5 has a codename based on different desserts, they are all in alphabetical order.

Version history

Version Codename(s) Date Released Notes
Android 1.x Cupcake, Donut 2008-09-23 HTC Dream was the first phone to be released with Android
Android 2.x Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread 2009-10-26 Supported more screen resolutions
Android 3.x Honeycomb 2011-02-22 This version was targeted at tablets only
Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat 2011-10-18 First version to integrate the screenshot feature
Android 5.x Lollipop 2014-11-12 Indroduced brand new design known as Material Design
Android 6.x Marshmallow 2015-10-05 First version to support USB-C
Android 7.x Nougat 2016-08-22 First version to have multi-window support
Android 8.x Oreo 2017-08-21 First version to have picture-in-picture support
Android 9.x Pie 2018-08-06 First version to have time limits for apps
Android 10.x Q TBA 2019