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1. Android 1.

0 Alpha 23 Sept 2008

Android Market application download and updates through the Market app.
Folders allowing the grouping of a number of app icons into a single folder icon on the
Home screen.
Access to web email servers, supporting POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP .Gmail synchronization
with the Gmail app.
Google Contacts synchronization with the People app.
Google Calendar synchronization with the Calendar app .
Google Maps with Latitude and Street View to view maps and satellite imagery, as well
as find local business and obtain driving directions using GPS.
Google Sync, allowing management of over-the-air synchronization of Gmail, People,
and Calendar.
Google Search, allowing users to search the Internet and phone apps, contacts,
calendar, etc.
Google Talk instant messaging.
3Instant messaging, text messaging, and MMS.
Media Player, enabling management, importing, and playback of media files however,
this version lacked video and stereo Bluetooth support.
Notifications appear in the Status bar, with options to set ringtone, LED or vibration
alerts.
Voice Dialer allows dialing and placing of phone calls without typing a name or number.
Wallpaper allows the user to set the background image or photo behind the Home
screen icons and widgets.
YouTube video player.
Other apps include: Alarm Clock, Calculator, Dialer (Phone), Home screen (Launcher),
Pictures (Gallery), and Settings.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
Camera support however this version lacked the option to change the cameras
resolution, white balance, quality, etc.
Web browser to show, zoom and pan full HTML and XHTML web pages multiple pages
show as windows.
2. Android 1.1 - Beta 9 Feb 2009

Details and reviews available when a user searches for businesses on Maps.
Longer in-call screen timeout default when using the speakerphone, plus ability to
show/hide dial pad.
Ability to save attachments in messages.
Support added for marquee in system layouts.
3. Android Cupcake 1.5

Released on April 30, 2009.


Added auto-rotation option.
Copy and Paste feature added in the web browser.
Increased speed and performance but not upto required level.
4. Android Donut 1.6

Released on September 15, 2009.

Voice search and Search box were added.

Faster OS boot times and fast web browsing experience.

5.Android clair 2.0/2.1

Released on October 26, 2009.


Bluetooth 2.1 support.
Improved typing speed on virtual keyboard, with smarter dictionary.
no Adobe flash media support.

6. Android Froyo 2.2

Released on May 20, 2010.

Support for Adobe Flash 10.1

Improved Application launcher with better browser

No internet calling.

7. Android Gingerbread 2.3

Released on December 6, 2010.

Updated User Interface with high efficiency and speed

Internet calling

One touch word selection and copy/paste.

New keyboard for faster word input.

More successful version of Android than previous.

not supports multi-core processors.

8. Android Honeycomb 3.0


Released on February 22, 2011.

Support for multi-core processors

Ability to encrypt all user data.

This version of android is only available for tablets.

9. Android IceCreamSandwich(ICS) 4.0

Released on November 14, 2011.

Virtual button in the UI.

A new typeface family for the UI, Roboto.

Ability to shut down apps that are using data in the background.

10. Android JellyBean 4.1

Released on June 27, 2012.

Improved the features of previous version while improving the graphics quality.

Smoother user interface.

11. Android JellyBean 4.2,4.3

Released on 13 November 2012

Lock screen improvements

Multiple user accounts (tablets only)

Bug fixes and performance enhancements

12.Android 4.4 (KitKat) - September 2013

For the first time in three versions, a new name debuts


KitKat begins the efforts to make Android better on low-end hardware, with the
possibility of running it with as little as 512MB of RAM.
Google Now Launcher is now available as a home screen, and when it is running, users
can simply say, "OK, Google" and then search by voice or use Voice Actions.
The black backgrounds are banished from most screens in KitKat in favor of
transparencies, which display your wallpaper behind them.
The Messaging app is finally gone, thanks to Google Hangouts' ability to deal with SMS.
The Photos app, which is part of Google+, appears while the Gallery app remains.
Offers support for Host Card Emulation (HCE), making NFC-based payments or other
transactions more secure.
Truly full-screen apps are possible for the first time, and hide even the status bar
Google Drive becomes a default app as a gateway to Google's office suite.

13. Android 5.0 (Lollipop) - November 2014

Android settles on a new design philosophy with "Material design" and publishes these
design guidelines for others to follow.
Android Runtime with ahead-of-time compilation replaces the Dalvik VM with just-in-
time compilation introduced in Android 2.2.
Android TV launches, bringing Android to the big screen.
OpenGL ES 3.1 allows for even more immersive and visually captivating Android
gaming.
Android at Work is introduced, allowing for separate device profiles for personal and
work use.
Notifications now merely pop up as a banner, with options to deal with them
immediately or simply dismiss them, rather than having them take over the screen.
Smart Lock lets you unlock your device automatically when a trusted Bluetooth device
(like a smartwatch) is present.
RAW image support is now available for photographers who want every last bit of data
available from the image sensor.

14.Android 5.1 - March 2015

Quick Settings panel is smarter, with animations to indicate when settings are being
changed and quick drop-downs for switching Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections.
Device Protection keeps your data safe even if your phone is lost or stolen. A thief can
factory-reset the device, but it will still remain locked unless your Google account login
is entered.
Sound profiles are made clearer with specific times displayed if you are allowing only
Priority or No Interruptions to come through. You also can set the restrictions just until
your next alarm, so you don't have to worry about oversleeping.
HD voice calling gains official support.
Dual-SIM support is now officially part of Android as well.

15. Android 6.0 Marshmallow


October 5, 2015
Contextual search from keywords within apps.
Introduction of Doze mode, which reduces CPU speed while the screen is off in order to
save battery life
App Standby feature
Alphabetically accessible vertical application drawer
Application search bar and favorites
Native fingerprint reader support
Direct Share feature for target-specific sharing between apps
Renamed "Priority" mode to "Do Not Disturb" mode
App Linking for faster instinctive opening of links with corresponding applications
Larger Application folders with multiple pages
Post-install/run-time permission requests
USB Type-C support
Demo Mode feature for screenshot-capture usage
Automatic full data backup and restore for apps
4K display mode for apps
Adoptable External storage to behave like Internal Storage
MIDI support for musical instruments
Experimental multi-window feature
App permissions now granted individually at run-time, not all-or-nothing at install time.
16. Android 7.0 Nougat (API 24)
Unicode 9.0 emoji and skin tone modifier support (and exposes a subset of ICU4J APIs).
Ability to display color calibration
Ability to screen zoom
Ability to switch apps by double tapping in overview button
Added Emergency information part
Added the "Clear All" button in Overview screen
Another system partition, which gets updated when not in use, allowing for seamless
system updates
Daydream virtual reality platform (VR interface)
Improved Doze functionality, which aims to prolong battery life
Improvements to file browser
More Quick Settings options
Multi-window support, which supports floating apps on a desktop layout
New Data Saver mode, which can force apps to reduce bandwidth usage
New JIT Compiler, making for 75 percent faster app installations and a 50 percent
reduction in compiled code size
Just in Time (JIT) compiler with code profiling to ART, which lets it constantly improve
the performance of Android apps as they run
Picture-in-picture support for Android TV
Redesigned notification shade, featuring instant access to certain settings
Redesigned Overview screen
Replaced notification cards with notification sheets
Settings app navigation drawer
Vulkan 3D rendering API
Multiple Device Locales

17. Android 7.1 Nougat


October 4, 2016
Rearranged notification shade
Night Light
Touch/display performance improvements
Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture opt-in)
Seamless A/B system updates
Daydream VR mode
Developer features:
App shortcuts/shortcut manager APIs
Circular app icons support
Keyboard image insertion
Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
Manual storage manager Intent for apps
Improved VR thread scheduling
Enhanced wallpaper metadata
Multi-endpoint call support
Support for various MNO requirements
PCDMA voice privacy property
Source type support for Visual Voicemail
Carrier config options for managing video telephony
Manual storage manager identifies files and apps using storage