Version and History of Android

Introduction

 
This article explains the History and Version of the Android system.
 
Andy Rubin, Rich Miners, Nick Sears, and Chris White founded the Android incorporation in the United States in October 2003. Later Google acquired Android Corporation on August 17, 2005. Since then it is a subsidiary of Google Incorporated. The Android operating was developed by the four people named Andy Rubin, Rich Miners, Nick Sears, and Chris White. The Android platform was announced on 5 November 2007 with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). The Open Handset Alliance is a consortium of 84 companies. The OHA IS devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices and developed technologies to significantly lower the cost of developing and distributing mobile devices and services. Android is licensed under version 2 of the Apache Software License (ASL).
 
Android Versions, CodeName and API
  • Version=1.5 CodeName=Cupcake API=3
  • Version=1.6 CodeName=Donut API=4
  • Version=2.1 CodeName=Eclair API=7
  • Version=2.2 CodeName=Foroy API=8
  • Version=2.3 CodeName=Gingerbraed API=9 and 10
  • Version=3.1 and 3.3 CodeName=Honeycomb API=12 and 13
  • Version=4.0 CodeName=IceCreamsandwitch API=15
  • Version=4.1,4.2 and 4.3 CodeName=JellyBean API=16and 17
  • Version=4.4  CodeName=Kitkat API=19
Android Version Images
 
Cupcake
 
cupcake
 
Donut
 
donut
 
Eclair
 
Eclair
 
Froyo
 
froyo
 
Gingerbread
 
gingerbread
 
HoneyComb
 
Clipboard01
 
Ice Cream Sandwich 
 
gingerbread
 
Jellybean 
jellybean
 
Kitkat
 
 
KitKat