A Brief History of Android

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February 13, 2016

A Brief History of Android

A quick look of Android's history as of February 2016.

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Furkan Tektas

February 13, 2016
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  1. 3.

    –Andy Rubin “smarter mobile devices that are more aware of

    its owner's location and preferences” 2003 2005 2007
  2. 5.

    Android Public Releases • Cupcake 1.5 • Donut 1.6 •

    Eclair 2.0 - 2.1 • Froyo 2.2.x • Gingerbread 2.3 - 2.3.7 • Honeycomb 3.0 - 3.2.x • Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 - 4.0.4 • Jelly Bean 4.1.x - 4.3.x • KitKat 4.4 - 4.4.4 • Lollipop 5.0 - 5.1 • Marshmallow 6.0 - ?
  3. 8.

    The Big Bang OCTOBER 2008, T-MOBILE G1, Android 1.0 Source:

    http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2585779/android-history
  4. 9.

    G1 Shipped with • On-screen keyboard • Multitouch capability •

    The pull-down notification • Home screen widgets • Android Market Source: http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2585779/android-history
  5. 11.

    What’s new in Cupcake? • "Sweet" naming convention • Extensible

    widgets • Clipboard improvements • Video capture and playback • Google search widget Source: http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2585779/android-history
  6. 13.

    Source: http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2585779/android-history Eclair - 2.0 Motorola Droid • Multiple account

    support • Google Maps Navigation • Speech-to-text • Live wallpapers • A new lock screen Android OS Evolution
  7. 18.

    Android OS Evolution Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history Honeycomb - 3.0 Complete UI

    re-design No more physical buttons Improved multitasking New app layout
  8. 29.

    3% 3% 24% 36% 34% 1% Marshmallow Lollipop Kitkat Jelly

    Bean Ice Cream Sandwich Gingerbread Froyo Platform Usage as of February 1, 2016