History of Android

The version name of android ranges from A to M currently such as Aestro, Blender, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwitch, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and marshmallow. Each major release version is named something sweet.

a) Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger) founded Android Incorporation in Palo Alto, California, United States in October, 2003.
b) Google acquired android Incorporation in 17th August 2005.
c) The employees of Android Incorporation are Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears.
d) Initially,it is planned for camera but later it shifted to smart phones and Tablets because of low market for camera.
e) Android is the nick name of Andy Rubin given by co-workers.
f) Google publicize the development of android OS in 2007.
g) HTC launched the first android mobile in 2008.

Android Versions, Version names, and API:

The following android versions, version names and API level provided by Google.

Code NameVersionInitial Release DateAPI Level
Aestro1.023rd September 20081
Blender1.19th February 20092
Cupcake1.527th April 20093
Donut1.615th September 20094
Eclair2.126th October 20095-7
Froyo2.220th May 20108
Gingerbread2.36th December 20109-10
Honeycomb3.1 & 3.322nd February 201111-13
Ice Cream Sandwich4.018th October 201114-15
Jelly Bean4.1, 4.2 & 4.39th July 201216-18
KitKat4.431st October 201319-20
Lollipop5.012th November 201421-22
Marshmallow6.0 & 6.0.15th October 201523



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