History of Android Operating System

Google now has confirmed that Android M stands for Marshmallow, named after a sugar-based candy. It is expected that Google will unveil the final version of the OS by the end of this month. It has now been almost 12 years ( October 2003) since the world has been familiar with Andriod.

The journey of Android began on October 2003 in Palo Alto, California. Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, Chris White were the founders of Android. Initially, the early intention of the company was to build an Operating System for digital cameras, soon the founders realized that the market for devices was not large enough and the decision was taken to focus on building an Operating System for Smartphones that would be a rival to Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile and this is how it all started. All of us are very well versed with the fact that Google chooses the codenames for Android versions alphabetically and are been dessert names. Many people prefer using these codenames instead of using the version numbers. So we decided to share the history of Android Operating System, the versions and their features.

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It’s not possible to cover all the features but we’ve selected a few. If interested, you can read the full history of Android Operating System and their features here.

1. Android 1.5 (Cupcake):

2. Android 1.6 (Donut):

3. Android 2.0 (Eclair):

Android 2.1:

4. Android 2.2 (Froyo (Frozen Yogurt)):

5. Android 2.3 (Gingerbread):

6. Android 3.0 (Honeycomb):

Android 3.1

7. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich):

8. Android version 4.1 (Jellybean):

9. Android Version 4.4 (KitKat):

10. Android 5.0 (Lollipop):

11. Android Version 6.0 (Marshmallow):