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, then made the Android SDK available in 2007-11. One year later, 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. The latest beta version of Android is currently Android 10.x Beta 2 which was released on 2019-04-03.
Every major Android version since 1.5 has a codename based on different desserts, they are all in alphabetical order.
|Android 1.x||Petit Four, 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||Beta version of Android to be released in the third quarter of 2019.|